Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Ridge View Secondary College!

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

Ridge View Secondary College is a growing 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 1400 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!  Our teachers and Head of Learning Areas are happy to assist parents with any queries associated with student learning, student progress and classroom engagement.  Our House Leaders, who provide pastoral care and support for students in their House, are the first point of contact for general wellbeing enquiries.  The Student Wellbeing and Engagement Team assists with students who need higher levels of wellbeing support.

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. We have the privilege of partnering parents in preparing our students for adulthood and the world of work and in doing so we seek to build upon their knowledge, skills and attributes. We want all of our students to achieve success and to be the best they can be.

I look forward to working with you!

Laurie Longworth