I extend to you and your family, a warm welcome on behalf of the Ryde Secondary College community.
You will be joining a co-educational high school for students from Years 7 to 12, providing a broad and engaging curriculum for mainstream, selective and support students.
Our school community fosters a dynamic and collaborative learning environment in which every student is valued and engaged in collaborative learning. A wide range of talents and interests are nurtured and positive learning outcomes are achieved in a supportive, educationally focussed environment.
As a member of our community it is expected that you engage with other students and become active in our school community. There is much our students can learn from you as well as you learning from us! Participation in broader school activities is important for you in developing your talents, leadership skills and constructive relationships. You will be supported by a positive school culture and by our focus on our core values of respect, cooperation, responsibility and leadership.
At Ryde Secondary College it is expected that you work with our teachers and staff. International Students experiencing difficulty with language, learning content or wellbeing / homestay issues are to approach the International Students co-ordinator and discuss these concerns in our supportive and solutions-focussed environment. Together we can make your education a successful and rewarding experience resulting in life-long friendships and learning outcomes.
We look forward to providing you with a high quality public education at Ryde Secondary College.
Cassy Norris - BA DipEd MBA - College Principal
The New South Wales Government recognises the importance of the following core values to the community. These values represent the aspirations and beliefs of the Australian community as a whole, including its concern for equity, excellence and the promotion of a caring, civil and just society. They are common to a range of secular and religious world-views and are found in most cultures.
INTEGRITY: Being consistently honest and trustworthy.
EXCELLENCE: Striving for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling and individual and community action, work and life-long learning.
RESPECT: Having regard for yourself and others, lawful and just authority and diversity within Australian society and accepting the right of others to hold different or opposing views.
RESPONSIBILITY: Being accountable for your individual and community's actions towards yourself, others and the environment.
COOPERATION: Working together to achieve common goals, providing support to others and engaging in peaceful resolution of conflict.
PARTICIPATION: Being a proactive and productive individual and group member, having pride in and contributing to the social and economic wealth of the community and the nation.
CARE: Concern for the wellbeing of yourself and others, demonstrating empathy and acting with compassion.
FAIRNESS: Being committed to the principles of social justice and opposing prejudice, dishonesty and injustice.
DEMOCRACY: Accepting and promoting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of being an Australian citizen.
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