Ringwood Secondary College, is located in the gateway to the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, is a school of over 1500 students from Years 7 to 12, drawn from more than 50 primary schools including from out of the local area. Enrolments have steadily increased and there is strong demand for entry at all year levels.
There are over a hundred and ten teaching staff at the College led by a team of 4 Principal Class and 11 Leading Teachers. The teaching staff is supported by 35 non-teaching staff, most of whom work in the areas of Administration, Library, Integration, Science, Home Economics and Wellbeing. The College also has an ICT team which provides specialist technical and computer support and the student Wellbeing Team is supported by a Nurse, Youth Worker, Social Worker and Guidance Officer and Chaplain.
The College has three sub-schools: Junior, Middle and Senior; each with its own leader who heads a team of House Coordinators and Bounce Tutors. The curriculum is managed by Teaching and Learning Leaders, and Heads of Learning Areas. The College attracts a strong level of parent participation.
Adam Bryant has been our serving School Chaplain for the past 9 years. During this time he has been fortunate enough to build many strong connections with staff and students within the community and journey with them through life's unexpected ups and downs. It has been a privilege for him to walk with people through some of the most intimate a personal times in their lives.
His role takes me where the people are this could be on a camp, in the welfare building, on the basketball court, at a school camp, at breakfast club, playing downball on the quadrangle, in the staffroom etc - all with the intention of developing positive connections with students. On top of this more organic connection he also has regular one on one catch ups as the need arises.