Norwood Secondary College

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Norwood Secondary College
Ringwood, Victoria
Coordinates 37°47′56″S 145°14′18″E / 37.79889°S 145.23833°E / -37.79889; 145.23833Coordinates: 37°47′56″S 145°14′18″E / 37.79889°S 145.23833°E / -37.79889; 145.23833
Type Public
Motto "Fidelis"
Established 1958
Principal Andrew Sloane
Principal Junior School: Kris Johnson
Senior School: Jackie Harris
Enrolment 1088
Houses Yarra, Maroondah, Kalinda, Mullum
Colour(s) Purple, Yellow, Grey, Black, White

Norwood Secondary College is a secondary college in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, situated in Ringwood, Victoria, Australia and right next to Mullum Primary School. The year 2008 was Norwood's 50th anniversary.

Norwood profile[edit]

Norwood Secondary College, in the City of Maroondah, is a single campus coeducational Years 7-12 College with an enrolment of 1088 students.

Future development[edit]

In 2015, as part of the samar Education Coalition a proposal was discussed where Norwood and Parkwood Secondary Colleges may merge and be rebuilt at a single site. In 2010, it was announced that these plans were not supported by the school communities and did not proceed. Norwood Secondary College is now seeking Government funding for upgraded and new facilities to be built at its current location in Byron Street.

Corruption Scandal[edit]

Former Principal Vincent Virtue is currently under investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). Numerous false invoices were sent to Norwood Secondary College, for approved payment of goods that were not for Norwood Secondary College. These invoices totalled upwards of $20,000.[1]

The Ringwood Deer Attack[edit]

On August 17th of 2015 a wild sambar deer forced the school into lockdown. The deer was injured and it was decided that it had to be put down. A few students from Norwood Secondary College witnessed the deer being euthanized. [2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Percy, Karen. "IBAC hears former principal approved payments despite knowing goods were not for his school". ABC News. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Schenk, Emma-Jayne. "Students assessed, school in lockdown after wild deer runs amok at Ringwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

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