School Profile and Staff

Norwood Secondary College, in the City of Maroondah, is a single campus coeducational Years 7-12 College with an enrolment of around 1100 students. It has an outstanding reputation in the community, particularly in the areas of academic excellence, sport and the performing arts. The College caters for the educational needs of students from a wide range of primary schools in the local community and values the positive relationship that is established with these schools.

At Norwood we are committed to providing an experience where, in years to come, students will be proud to have attended a college where they have made lifelong friends, are lifelong learners and have become valuable contributors to the community.

Emblem and Values

The key element of the College emblem is the compass needle pointing north, evoking a journey of purpose. Our Latin motto ‘fidelis’ (meaning loyal and faithful to duty), along with our Values of Respect, Aspiration, Resilience and Responsibility, reflect our ethos. Through a journey of discovery, exploration and personal growth teachers facilitate and guide students into deeper understandings of their world.

Facilities

Norwood facilities consist of well maintained LTC buildings arranged in three main blocks, catering for the majority of our teaching spaces. Music is taught in D-Block which contains specialist classrooms and instrumental music spaces.

Our Performing Arts Hall currently services our drama program and in 2018 our new Gymnasium was built.  Our oval is large enough to cater for cricket, football and soccer all year as a result of extensive draining, watering and stormwater harvesting tanks for irrigation.

In 2019, we opened our newly built Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre.

Technology

The College has well developed and maintained computer facilities for all students including a 1:1 laptop program. Students in Years 7 to 9 use leased laptops while students in Years 10 to 12 are involved in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program with preferred devices of varying cost.

Staff

Principals and Directors

2023 Andrew Sloane

Principal

Mr Andrew Sloane

2023 Jackie Harris

Acting Principal

Mrs Jackie Harris

2023 Nick Mammoliti

Junior School Principal

Mr Nick Mammoliti

2023 Alexis Watson

Acting Senior School Principal

Mrs Alexis Watson

2023 Kerrie Hobbs

Director of Operations

Mrs Kerrie Hobbs

2023 Zac Parr

Director of Pedagogy

Mr Zac Parr

2023 Jan Grills

Director of Staff Development

Ms Jan Grills

2023 Natalie Nejad

Learning Specialist Numeracy/MYLNS

Ms Natalie Nejad

2023 Sam Hassall

Learning Specialist Literacy/MYLNS

Ms Sam Hassall

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Director of Data & Performance

Mr Luke Bohni

2023 Jane Arnold

Business Manager

Ms Jane Arnold

Senior School Leadership

2023 Chris Sheehan

Head of Year 12

Mr Chris Sheehan

2023 Leisa Beggs

Year 12 Coordinator

Mrs Leisa Beggs

2023 Rod Mitchell

Head of Year 11

Mr Rod Mitchell

Maddy Sweeney 2023

Year 11 Coordinator

Ms Maddy Sweeney

2023 Annie Hearne

Head of Year 10

Ms Annie Hearne

2023 Jess Bishop

Year 10 Coordinator

Ms Jess Bishop

2023 Paul Duncan

Careers Pathways – VET and VCAL Coordinator

Mr Paul Duncan

Junior School Leadership

2023 Adam Given

Head of Year 9

Mr Adam Given

Meg Kelly 2023

Year 9 Coordinator

Ms Meg Kelly

2023 Dan Cole

Head of Year 8

Mr Dan Cole

2023 Claire Jones

Year 8 Coordinator

Ms Claire Jones

2023 Nicole Pratt

Head of Year 7

Ms Nicole Pratt

2023 Cynthia Kennedy

Year 7 Coordinator

Mrs Cynthia Kennedy

Other Key Staff

2023 Jacki Landy

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Mrs Jacki Landy

2023 Miranda Maginness

Student Wellbeing Counsellor

Mrs Miranda Butterfield

2023 Jason Boyce

Student Wellbeing Assistant

Mr Jason Boyce

2023 Sandra Fraraccio

Disability Inclusion Coordinator

Mrs Sandra Fraraccio

2023 Alex Darsas

Facilities Manager

Mr Al Darsas