WRSC students

The staff at William Ruthven Secondary College are very pleased to announce the school will host an Open Day on Thursday, May 4 to welcome parents of current year 6 students who are looking to enrol their child in a high school in 2018.

The Open Day will include tours of William Ruthven’s existing facilities as well as a detailed overview of the state-of-the-art $10 million new buildings currently under construction, which will house year 7 students from mid-2018.

School tours and information sessions will be conducted at 9:45am, 12:15pm and 2:15pm by Assistant Principal Andrew Elborough. He said choosing a high school was a big decision for any parent, and getting a first-hand perspective was the best way to get to know a school, its staff and educational opportunities.

“At WRSC we are a school that builds positive relationships and supportive rapport with students and families based around the development of their child,” he said. “We believe that in doing so we are developing students who are ready to engage with the community.

“By doing a school tour during school hours it will allow parents and their children to see how the school functions and to get an understanding of the school’s environment.”

In addition to the school tour, visitors will also receive a presentation about William Ruthven by the School’s Year Level Leaders and Ambassadors.

Principal Judi Benney said William Ruthven Secondary College had an enviable reputation in Melbourne’s north.

“More students at WRSC go on to access University education after completing their Year 12 than other like-schools and we are rightly very proud of this,” she said. “It means that our students have a greater opportunity for the future.”

WRSC offers a range of exciting education initiatives including:

  • A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme which current Year 7 students can enjoy learning in a tech-friendly way.
  • A dedicated reading programme for students four mornings per week with “effective reading” designed to create a positive start to the day, as well as improve literacy outcomes for all students
  • An “Inquiry” programme, where students have the opportunity to explore topics in-depth across a wide range of areas.
  • A LEAP (Learning Extension & Enhancement Programme) which operates at Years 7 – 9, a select entry programme within WRSC that provides students who excel in English or Maths with extension and/or enhancement opportunities in these areas.
  • A Homework Club after school four afternoons per week until 4.30pm to support students through the challenges of high school.

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Date: Thursday, May 4

Time: From 9.30am

Address: William Ruthven Secondary College, 60 Merrilands Road, Reservoir

Registrations: Call (03) 9462 2177 to book a tour


For more information and interviews, please call WRSC Principal Judi Benney, (03) 9462 2177 or email benney.judith.m@edumail.vic.gov.au.