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.


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.


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.


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