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“Rowville Secondary College has a long and proud history of educating thousands of students, across its east and west campuses against a stunning backdrop of the beautiful Dandenong ranges. Our Alumni Association seeks to bring those alumni together to (re)connect, network professionally and assist with building the alumni community at Rowville Secondary College to support the current students and advance the school into the future.”

Julie Kennedy, College Principal.

Join the Rowville Secondary College Alumni Association and be part of the growing story of our school’s history and future.

We believe alumni are an essential part of Rowville Secondary College’s community. In addition to attending reunions, alumni are uniquely placed to inspire current and future students and staff and provide career guidance and work experience opportunities, establish scholarships and bequests, or volunteer in lots of other ways.

At Rowville Secondary College we are building our alumni network and coordinating alumni involvement within the school to create a sustainable alumni culture across the school, benefitting current students and staff. We’re doing this with the help of, a not-for-profit service that helps public high schools build thriving alumni communities.

Our Alumni provide a crucial element of the school’s culture. They provide memories, they endorse history and they are our greatest advocates. If you attended Rowville Secondary College since it first opened its doors in 1990 we would be delighted to hear from you.

We invite you back

We welcome our alumni back to on-campus to share their stories since leaving school and provide tips, advice and life wisdom with our current student cohort. We organsise small sessions with students and alumni. Contact us if you’re interested in being part of this.

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Hayden Crozier, AFL player and Class of 2011 alumni answers five questions from our student body about his time at RSC. He also provides key advice / tips for our students about his AFL career and life since leaving school.

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Nyadiew Puoch | 2017 – 2020

We are very excited to share our first WNBA draft pick from our Rowville Sports Academy, Basketballer Nyadiew Puoch.

Congratulations to 19-year-old, Nyadiew, who has been drafted at Pick 12 to the Atlanta Dream in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

This is an outstanding achievement we are so proud of you.

Nyadiew’s three sisters also currently attend the Rowville Sports Academy in our Basketball program. Nyadiew also played for the Southside Flyers in the WNBL.

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Jasper Stubbs | Class of 2019

Congratulations to Jasper Stubbs, Rowville Sports Academy Alumni and golfer who attend RSC from Year 7 to Year 12.

Jasper played in the 2024 US Masters at Augusta in April. Jasper won the Asia-Pacific Amateur tournament in 2023 at The Royal Melbourne securing his ticket to the US Masters.

An amazing achievement Jasper, to play in one of the best golfing tournaments in the world.

Photo caption: RSA Golf Coaching Director Tim Wendel, Rowville Golf Graduate Jasper Stubbs, Golf 鶹ý HP Vic Manager Cam Vincent & GA Vic HP Physio Darren Lay at Augusta National playing ‘The Masters’.

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Nick Mills: From Golfer to Golf Course Architect

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a very special guest, as we welcomed back our esteemed alumni and former RSA golfer, Nick Mills, to campus. Nick graciously joined our Senior Visual Arts Specialism class, where he took our students on a fascinating journey through his career path to becoming a renowned Golf Course Architect, designing courses all around the globe.

In a heartwarming moment, Nick shared with our students how his passion for art, nurtured in the halls of Rowville Secondary College, ignited his creative spark and set him on the path to success. He gave a special shout-out to his former Studio Arts teacher, Ms. Geake, who is now our Assistant Principal, acknowledging the profound impact her teaching and guidance had on his life.

Nick also generously imparted his wisdom by sharing with our students his top six tips for senior students:

  • Be Super: Take control of your financial future by understanding and managing your superannuation, even in your casual or part-time jobs.
  • Be Mature: Don’t feel pressured to rush into university straight after school. Take time to work, travel, and live life. University will always be there when you’re ready.
  • Elements & Principles: Remember the fundamentals of design – everything circles back to the elements and principles of design.
  • The World is Small: Embrace travel, meet new people, and broaden your horizons. Curiosity opens doors to endless possibilities.
  • Say Yes to New Things: Don’t shy away from stepping out of your comfort zone. Saying yes to new experiences can lead to incredible opportunities for growth.
  • Failing and Learning: Embrace failure as a natural part of the learning process. Trying new things and learning from mistakes is the best way to grow and succeed.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Nick for gracing us with his presence and sharing his inspiring journey and invaluable advice with our students. Your story is a true testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and lifelong learning.

 

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Dr. Stephanie Yiallourou | Class of 1998

In honour of International Day of Women & Girls in Science, Rowville Secondary College was privileged to host esteemed guest speaker and proud parent, Dr. Stephanie Yiallourou, a respected ‘Class of 98’ alumni.

Dr. Stephanie shared her remarkable journey and the challenges she faced as a woman in the field of science, addressing both our MSA cohort and students from GE. She commenced her engaging presentation by shedding light on her current endeavors, delving into her study of Alzheimer’s disease and emphasising the profound impact of sleep on dementia. Drawing from her own experiences, she then guided us through her academic journey, tracing back to her high school days at RSC where the insightful guidance of her English teacher, Ms. Bishop, encouraged her to explore a variety of subjects and pursue her passions. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for Biology and Human Anatomy, setting the stage for her future career.

Dr. Stephanie’s journey was not only rewarding but also paved the way for her to emerge as a leader in the field of sleep research. Today, she heads a dedicated team and serves as a mentor to two PHD students, embodying the essence of female empowerment in science.

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Harrison Sloan | Class of 2018

RSC Alumni, Harrison Sloan, DUX of 2018 who is currently doing a Master of Financial Mathematics and is also a tutor/teacher at Monash University recently spoke at our High Achievers Assembly. Harrison shared his path and that taking risks and doing the things that really scared him and were out of his comfort zone were the most fulfilling.

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Simon Reynolds | Class of 2009

“There is no word as can’t – youcan. Take all the opportunities that come your way. Be kind to yourself and kind to everyone. Be you!”
Simon, a former School Captain from the class of 2009 shared his awe-inspiring story of becoming a circus performer and joining Cirque Du Soleil. Simon was accepted and studied at National Institute of Circus Arts at Swinburne University of Technology, he graduated top of his class and landed a once in a life time opportunity performing in Paris. Simon runs his own circus performance company in Belgium and is the Associate Director at On Stage Events, Former Artistic Coordinator at ‘Fillage by Sure Mesure’. He performs around the world! And he has been offered Cirque Du Soleil 7 times, however Simon has not accepted the contract and decided instead to create his own companies.

Q&A Video Catch-Up Series

The video Q&A catch up series is for past students to share their pathway after Year 12 and give our current Rowville students practical tips about study, work and getting a job.

Kim Landy

  • Photographer
  • Class of 2008

Monica Lim

  • Senior Consultant
  • Class of 2011

Akshav Taneja

  • Mergers & Aquisitions
  • Class of 2014

Errin Mullins

  • Recruitment Business Partner
  • Class of 2000

Madeline Williams

  • Professional Writer & Author
  • Class of 2004

Paulo Retre

  • Professional Footballer
  • Class of 2012

employment masterclass

Over 500 Rowville Secondary College senior students and 60 staff were privileged to be part of a live ‘Alumni Masterclass,’ covering professional interview skills, resume writing, LinkedIn profile-building and job-hunting advice.

Errin Mullins, (class of 2000), Recruitment Business Partner at South East Water and Richy Cartmell, (class of 2008) ANZ Social Network Community Manager & LinkedIn expert, gave their time and significant expertise to host a live Ourschool Q&A for students soon to be entering the adult workforce.

Their advice was invaluable. Errin gave students the inside track, revealing what a recruiter is really thinking/looking for, sitting across the desk from a candidate during interview. She also provided brilliant tips on how to make a resume stand out. Richard’s in-depth knowledge of LinkedIn saw him provide students practical advice on how to build a powerful LinkedIn profile, and successfully network and job-hunt on the platform.

Huge thanks, Errin & Richard, for your generosity in letting students experience first-hand the super-supportive RSC alumni community!