School Profile and Staff

Profile

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, Drama and PE theory are taught in D-Block which contains specialist classrooms and instrumental music spaces.

Our Assembly Hall currently services our sporting program until our new Gymnasium is built. There is also a well resourced weights and conditioning room and Multi Purpose Courts which currently offer six courts for sports. 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 2009, extensive landscaping significantly improved the presentation of the College and modern clusters of seats under shade sails were completed to provide pleasant surroundings for students.

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.

Interactive Whiteboards are a feature of teaching and students and staff emphasise how they increase student engagement and learning.

Staff

Principals and Directors

Principal: Mr Andrew Sloane


Senior School Principal: Mrs Jackie Harris


Junior School Principal: Mr Kris Johnson


Director of Curriculum: Mrs Stephania Johnson-Turner


Director of Teaching & Learning: Ms Jane Headon


Director of Staff Development: Mrs Jan Woolard


Director of Operations: Mrs Kerrie Hobbs


Business Manager: Ms Jane Arnold



Facilities Manager: Mr Al Darsas



Student Wellbeing Coordinator: Mrs Jacki Landy




Senior School Leadership

Head of Year 12: Mr Mark Fuller

Year 12 Coordinator: Mrs Lauren Coburn

Head of Year 11: Mr Rod Mitchell

Year 11 Coordinator: Mr Paul Duncan

Head of Year 10: Mrs Susan Marshallsea

Year 10 Coordinator: Ms Shalini Singh

VCAL Program Leader: Ms Mel McCosker

Careers, Pathways & VET Coordinator: Mr Ron Chatton




Junior School Leadership

Head of Year 9: Mr Jason Boyce

Year 9 Coordinator: Mrs Cynthia Kennedy 

Head of Year 8: Ms Rebecca Arnold

Year 8 Coordinator: Mr Gary Leonard

Head of Year 7: Mrs Jess Oostermeyer

Year 7 Coordinator: Mr Rohan Johnson