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, construction will begin on our new 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

Principal

Mr Andrew Sloane

Senior School Principal

Mrs Jackie Harris

Junior School Principal

Mr Kris Johnson

Director of Operations

Mrs Kerrie Hobbs

Director of Curriculum

Miss Alexis Watson

Director of Staff Development

Mrs Jan Woolard

Director of Teaching and Learning

Mrs Jane Headon

Learning Specialist STEM

Miss Elisabeth Collins

Learning Specialist Literacy

Mrs Sam Fox

Business Manager

Ms Jane Arnold

Senior School Leadership

Head of Year 12

Mr Scott Kirkby

Year 12 Coordinator

Mrs Mel Cherry

Head of Year 11

Ms Alison Ward

Year 11 Coordinator

Mrs Cynthia Kennedy

Head of Year 10

Mr Chris Sheehan

Year 10 Coordinator

Miss Shanae McKenzie

Careers/Pathways/VCAL & VET Coordinator

Mr Ron Chatton

Junior School Leadership

Head of Year 9

Mr Cameron Cox

Year 9 Coordinator

Mrs Leisa Beggs

Head of Year 8

Ms Claire Jones

Year 8 Coordinator

Mr Paul Duncan

Head of Year 7

Miss Priscilla Ryles-Smith

Year 7 Coordinator

Mr Adam Given

Other Key Staff

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Mrs Jacki Landy

Student Wellbeing Assistant

Mrs Chayna Dight-Stone

Student Wellbeing Assistant

Miss Annie Hearne

PSD Coordinator

Mrs Sandra Fraraccio

Facilities Manager

Mr Al Darsas