Parkwood Secondary School, Ringwood North
Name: Parkwood Secondary School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Tortice Drive
Town: Ringwood North
Region Eastern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 9876 1633
Fax: (03) 9879 0456
Parkwood Secondary School is a medium sized years 7-12 co-educational college serving the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, aims to develop and enhance positive values for all. It emphasises the importance of choices and decision-making processes in academic and social contexts. Leadership opportunities abound and students at all levels are encouraged to take advantage of these. Above all else, all members of the College, teachers and students alike, are encouraged and supported in the pursuit of excellence.
The College offers a comprehensive and progressive Curriculum. The full range of VCE Studies is complimented at senior levels by a wide variety of Vocational Education and Training programs, which are supported by strong educational partnerships with both tertiary institutions and industry. The mature atmosphere of the Year 12 Study Centre creates the environment essential for students to achieve their full potential. The close and professional working relationship between teachers and students is unique. The Curriculum design and provision across both the Senior and Junior Schools is overseen by the six Heads of Learning.
Languages taught at the College include Indonesian and Japanese with additional languages provided through the Victorian School of Languages via the Saturday morning program. The study of Japanese is supported by the involvement of a Japanese Language Assistant as well as through a very strong and positive relationship with a sister school in Shoyo Japan. Parkwood Secondary School hosts a large group of Japanese students accompanied by their teachers from Shoyo High School. Our first reciprocal visit occurred in Septemeber 2001. We are currently exploring the establishment of similar links with schools in Indonesia.