Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Ridge View Secondary College!

Our goal is to establish a secondary college which is highly valued and respected for its programs and achievements, while also being recognised for its positive ethos and core values.

Ridge View Secondary College is a new and distinctive secondary college where academic aspiration and achievement are fostered and celebrated. Students of all interests and abilities will be guided towards their individual goals and encouraged to explore their potential. A quality education is our priority, developed using best teaching practice, while providing students with a rich, diverse and comprehensive learning environment. Every student matters at Ridge View Secondary College!

Since our opening in 2019, an additional year group will be added until we finally cater for a full cohort of students from Years 7 to 12 in 2024. Being located in a rapidly growing area the predicted enrolments for 2024 will be approximately 1500 students. Ridge View Secondary College will therefore have the capacity to offer a very broad range of courses, experiences and extracurricular activities.

Our core college values will be explicitly communicated to students and staff, and will form the foundation for student wellbeing, pride and connection. Our aim is for all students to enjoy being at school and feeling they are part of a supportive community, where good citizenship is a responsibility of all. Our students are made to feel part of the Ridge View family!

Students will be encouraged to take advantage of extracurricular opportunities while enhancing and broadening their learning, so they can develop character, leadership skills and college pride.

Responding to the changing world and giving students the best preparation to succeed are thought drivers and essential to student learning. Enriched learning opportunities in mathematics, science and information technologies will be a focus at the college. Our Edison Project is an exciting program where students will learn coding, robotics, problem solving skills and design skills to eventually build a functioning submersible rover. While our partnerships with the marine industries and focus on ocean sustainability will help to create both career opportunities and environmental responsibility.

I look forward to working with you!

Laurie Longworth

Foundation Principal