From The Foundation Principal.

Our vision is that Richmond High School will be an inclusive, high quality co-educational school, serving the children of its local area. Students from Richmond High School will be active and informed, creative thinkers, self-motivated, skilled and knowledgeable, lifelong learners, entrepreneurial, collaborative, critical thinkers and great communicators.

Outstanding Education.

We are excited and inspired each day as we create a co-educational school for our local community.

Richmond High School provides a highly contemporary and relevant curriculum, balancing high expectations in a positive and rewarding environment. We expect over time that our achievements will be broad, with outstanding academic, pathway and personal outcomes and positive experiences for our students.

In 2023 we will have around 700 students receiving a fantastic education in one of the most interesting school buildings in the world. We have two campuses – Gleadell Campus, our Multi Purpose and Sport Building; and the main Griffiths Campus.

Our feeder schools include: Abbotsford Primary School, Richmond West Primary School, Yarra Primary School, Trinity Catholic School, Richmond Primary School, Hawthorn West Primary School and Kew Primary School.

Our commitment to our students is be the very best school we can be, and to create a program, culture and experience that will forever impact on their lives – To Invest, To Transform, To Uplift.

Our passion is for what we are and what we can be, an incredible school.

Principal – Dr Lars Andersson

Dr Lars Andersson has worked in Victorian education for the past twenty years after migrating to Australia from his native country of Sweden in 2000. Before taking on the principal role at RHS, he worked at Glen Waverley Secondary College as Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning.

He has also held roles as a Leading Teacher at the Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, as a Head of English at MLC, and as a Director of Pedagogy at Glen Waverley SC. As a leader, coach and presenter, Lars has spent most of his leadership career exploring what excellence in teaching and learning looks like, as well as working with teachers to strengthen their capacity to help students learn in class. In 2009, he completed a PhD at Melbourne University with a thesis on the Australian author Patrick White. Lars lives in St Kilda with his wife and daughter.

If I think about our school as achieving many things, leading by example, offering a quality education and positive experience, well, that might be enough. For me though, that is never enough. I remain committed to this profession and the impact of schools on the lives of young people.

Colin Simpson - Foundation Principal