Roma Mitchell Secondary College

MYP DP*
Location Gepps Cross, South Australia, Australia
Website http://rmsc.sa.edu.au/
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (0)8 8161 4600
Fax +61 (0)8 8161 4650
*This school is a candidate school for one or more IB programmes.

Roma Mitchell Secondary College opened as a new multi campus school in 2011 consisting of a co-educational campus, a girls’ education campus and a special education campus all on one site. The school is located only 15 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, close to bus routes, the city parklands and a world-class cycling velodrome and hockey stadium. Roma Mitchell Secondary College, named after Dame Roma Mitchell, the first Australian woman to become a judge, Queen's Counsel, chancellor of an Australian university and governor of an Australian state, has quickly established a reputation for academic achievement and sporting success. This new school is purpose-built to engage students in 21st Century learning with flexible learning spaces and technology rich environments. Roma Mitchell Secondary College is an accredited International Baccalaureate School delivering the Middle Years Program (IB MYP).

The school is in a unique position of being able to offer a co-educational option for girls and boys and a single sex option for girls on the one site and as a large secondary school, we are able to offer a broad range of academic and vocational subjects, allowing our students to choose a university, TAFE or vocational education and training pathway that best suits them after leaving school.

Students in the senior school (Years 11-12) currently study the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Some students may also choose to study nationally recognised certificates in vocational education and training (VET) at the same time as they complete their SACE. The Special Education Campus and special classes offer a curriculum framed by SACSA and SACE and reflective of student needs." The school is currently a candidate school for the Diploma Programme and intend to offer this option to senior students in 2021 pending authorization being granted in 2020.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

All students at Roma Mitchell Secondary College study the Middle Years Programme in years 8, 9 and 10 (MYP years 3, 4 and 5). The teaching content is determined by the Australian Curriculum and teaching pedagogies and assessment practices are aligned to the IB MYP. Students engage in units of work designed with a conceptual inquiry based focus and an emphasis on developing the essential skills of learning and reflecting on their development as effective learners. All students are required to complete the Personal Project in the final year of the program.

At RMSC all students are required to study the following subjects in years 8, 9 and 10. Mathematics, Sciences, English, Individuals and Societies, PHE, Additional Language, The Arts (multiple subjects offered), Design (multiple subjects offered) and Personal Project in year 10 only.

Languages offered: German, Italian & Japanese.

Arts subjects offered: Media, Visual Art, Digital Art, Dance, Drama & Music

Design Subjects offered: Woodwork, Metalwork, Digital Technology (programming), Systems Technology, Food Technology & Textiles 

The Personal Project is supported on the timetable and is taught by Caregroup teachers in year 10. Students are further supported by a teacher allocated as a Supervisor and optional support times run by the Personal Project Coordinator. An exhibition is held to showcase the work done in the Project.

Diploma Programme (DP)

Roma Mitchell Secondary College is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Roma Mitchell Secondary College is currently scheduled for authorization to deliver the IB Diploma Program by the end of 2020. If authorized we intend to deliver the program as an optional course of study alongside the SACE for students in years 11 and 12. Students will be able to complete the full diploma or elect to student individual courses as it may suit each student.

Roma Mitchell is currently close to full capacity for enrolments however we are offering up to 20 places in the Diploma Program for students from outside of the school.