Performances

Rosehill’s commitment to the performing arts includes a comprehensive music, dance and drama program.

Rosehill provides many opportunities for students to involve themselves in the performing arts. These opportunities include music concerts, musical productions, dance cabarets, South Western Region productions and special school events.

Dance has proven to be a popular subject here at Rosehill. Students can begin to study Dance in Year 7 and continue right through to VCE. There is also a unique dance class running at Year 9 and 10 that is just for boys, where the main focus is on learning hip hop and break dancing. Other dance genres that are studied include contemporary, jazz, ballet, cultural dancing and much more. Students also have the opportunity to create dance works in groups and individually, as well as showcase their dance abilities in mid year concerts, musicals and cabarets. The College also provides an after school dance program where students can opt to stay after school and learn extra dance routines for dance cabarets which are held annually.

Rosehill’s expanding music program offers students the opportunity to be involved in a number of dynamic ensembles including: concert, stage, jazz, blues, rock bands and choir. Students are encouraged to perform at all formal school functions as well as soirées and lunchtime concerts for the school community to enjoy. Themed concerts give music students the opportunity to work together across all year levels.

Study Tours

A sample itinerary:

Day 1: Singapore
Day 2: Ghibli Museum, Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo Disneyland
Day 4: Miyajima Island, Hiroshima
Day 5: Peace Park, Hiroshima/ Kyoto
Day 6: Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto
Day 7: Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto
Day 8: Sister School – Kogakkan High, Mie
Day 9: Sister School – Kogakkan High, Mie
Day 10: Sister School – Kogakkan High, Mie
Day 11: Sister School – Kogakkan High, Mie
Day 12: Sister School – Kogakkan High, Mie
Day 13: Singapore
Day 14: Melbourne

Since 2004, Rosehill Secondary College has established a sister-school relationship with Kogakkan High School, a Shinto school, in Japan. The school is located in Ise city, in the centre of Japan, blessed with a mild climate and spectacular setting between mountains and the sea. Ise city is also famous for the most important Shinto shrine in Japan known as Jingu or “Ise Grand Shrine” which has a two thousand year history and serves as the centre of all shrines nationwide (Mie Prefectural Government). Jingu also holds a special importance among Japanese.

Rosehill has had an ongoing and positive relationship with Kogakkan High School, including a visit to Rosehill by a group of students since 2002. Furthermore, every second year Rosehill students visit Kogakkan High School, where we were shown very warm hospitality upon our arrival. We firmly believe that strong relationships with schools in other countries will provide wonderful opportunities for our language students and staff, as well as the wider school community.

A study tour to Japan is a biennial event where our students have the opportunity to visit not only our sister school but also Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Rosehill Secondary College offers a study tour to Italy every alternate year. The trip is planned for the last week of Term 3 and part of the September school holidays. The program is offered to students who study Italian language, Art, History or, in fact, any student who wishes to experience and learn more about the Italian culture. While in Italy, students are provided with language and cultural sessions to further their knowledge of the geographical dimensions of Italy and its famous landmarks. Our students are given the experience of visiting Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Venice and the islands of Murano and Burano.

Key highlights of the Italy Tour:

  • Explore the island of Capri along with the beautiful grottos and beaches
  • Participate in a gelato making class in Sorrento
  • Explore the ancient city of Pompeii
  • Guided tour of the ancient ruins of Rome and the Colosseum
  • Undertake a cooking class in the Florence marketplace
  • Ride the Gondola through the waterways of Venice

Camps

At Rosehill we have an exciting camp program for the students, all of which encourage outdoor pursuits, team building and relationship development.

Outdoor Education at Rosehill is run across three year levels. Year 10 involves the elective of Extreme Sports and Years 11 & 12 VCE has Outdoor and Environmental Studies (OES).

At Year 10 level students are involved in learning the knowledge and skills required to participate safety in the outdoors. A major focus is investigating the sport of rockclimbing. All of the skills and knowledge learnt accumulates into a practical three day rockclimbing program in the Grampians near Stawell.

Year 11 OES looks at understanding the natural environment and how humans impact nature. The programs the Year 11 students undertake are bushwalking in the Otways, skiing in the High Plains, and getting out and about in a water based activity.

Year 12 OES focuses on the past, present and future interactions with the natural environment. The practical experiences they are involved in are bushwalking at Wilsons Promontory, skiing in the High Plains and getting out and about in a single day water based activity.

Rosehill Secondary College engages in a rigorous transition program to ensure a smooth and supportive move from primary to secondary school. The formation of relationships, establishing trust and a sense of belonging is vital to the transition process. The Year 7 Camp is held at Forest Edge, Neerim South, at the foot of the Gippsland Ranges. Forest Edge is located at the end of its own river valley, where farmland meets mountains, cradled by State forest and the Latrobe river. The three-day camp is held during Term 1. Students embrace the opportunity to forge and strengthen vital relationships with their peers and teachers through a range of team building activities. Students are placed in Home Group teams and participate in a wide range of recreational activities and outdoor pursuits such as raft-making, forest walks, river-sleds, high and low ropes, flying fox, indoor high-climbing wall, and archery.

The Year 8 students attend the YMCA Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, near Bacchus Marsh. The YMCA provides challenging outdoor adventure activity programs led by qualified program instructors, including a giant swing, raft building, canoeing, archery, survivor challenge, flying fox and high ropes. This camp is normally held in Term 2.

Students in Year 8 have the opportunity to apply for places in Rosehill’s Year 9 student team of up to six students for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education’s School for Student Leadership. The School for Student Leadership offers Year 9 students a unique residential experience for five to nine weeks. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects, including outdoor expeditions and adventures.

This is a three-day / two-night Alpine Skiing / Snowboarding Camp at Mt. Buller during August or September when prices are significantly discounted. Students are accommodated on-mountain at Merrijig Ski Club. This arrangement enables students to partake in three full days of skiing and they have alternative shelter in case of inclement conditions. Ski lessons are provided for all students each day. Participation is restricted to twenty-four students. Year 10 students are given preference. Students from other year levels may apply to fill vacant places.

The Year 10 Camp to Tasmania usually happens towards the end of Term 3. The emphasis is fun and education. While on the camp students get to participate in the following activities: travelling to Tasmania by aeroplane and visiting Mt Field National Park, Zoo Doo Wildlife Park, Port Arthur’s Historic site, the Mona Museum, the city of Launceston, including Cataract Gorge and the Mole Creek Caves before heading home via the Spirit of Tasmania.

Student Leadership Program

The student leadership program at Rosehill Secondary College is an extremely valued program. The overall aim of the program is to empower students to take on more responsibility within the college and the local community in promoting the College’s core values of Respect, Initiative and Learning. The leadership program also gives students a strong voice within the college, which empowers the student body in decision making processes.

All student leaders complete a detailed application to apply for their position within the program. Once appointed the students understand their sense of responsibility with regard to acting on behalf of their cohort. They initiate ideas that will improve the school as a whole and are a positive role model to their peers.

The students receive training throughout the year and meet regularly in small and large teams. All student leaders are required to plan and facilitate a major fundraising project for a selected charity. All leaders also participate in Community-based days whereby students are involved in a range of activities to build closer links with the school and wider community. Currently we have 45 students directly involved in leadership; we look forward to the program growing from strength to strength.

Awards Ceremonies

2020 Rosehill Secondary College Academic and Achievement Awards

The annual Rosehill Secondary College Awards Presentation held on 15th December 2020 celebrated the successes of our students and it also included the induction of the 2021 School Captains, Emily Baker and Nikala Bervanakis. Awards for academic excellence were presented in all Key Learning Areas and for all Year 12 subjects studied at the College. A number of special awards were also presented during the award presentations including:

Year Level Dux Awards:

Year 7 – Ashlee Close

Year 8 – Maheesha Alahakoon

Year 9 – Hung Vy Nguyen

Year 10 – Olivia Cardamone

Year 11 – Nikala Bervanakis

Year 12 – Buddhima Ranasinghe

‘Optima Semper’, Best Always Awards:

Year 7 – Kabir Shah

Year 8 – Kaya Krastic

Year 9 – Hadi Ahmad

Year 10 – Jayla McDonald

Year 11 – Pamela Pantelidis

ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: Anoosha Thambi(Year 10) and Riley Callick(Year 12)

ADF Future Innovator Award: Alexandra Jacobson & Shaghayegh Ghalhghovand

Anthony Pryor Student Encouragement Award: Thomas Hince

Art Acquisition Award: Jessica Randall

Caltex Best All Rounder Award: Stephanie Page

Chemist Warehouse Community Award: Anuja Liyanaarachchi

Community Award: Cooper Witts

Coughlan Motors Award: Julian Muir

East Keilor RSL Encouragement Award: Yosun Dikmen

Essendon Lions Club Award: Dylan Maurici

Excellence in Science Award: Olivia Cardamone

Insight Publications English Encouragement Award: Claudia Mallia

Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program Recipients: Tamara Sugiharto

Sam Pennisi Student Encouragement Award: Jada Ohello

Roger Smith Memorial Award: Andreas Tyrovolas

Sunbury Coaches Student Participation Award: Hannah Phayre

Wiltronics Award: Tien Close