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 an 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.

Acting Principal

Saraid Doherty is a dynamic and passionate practitioner of positive psychology informed approaches to build strong, resilient, healthy and high-performing schools.

She is an exponent of positive education and its emphasis on harnessing a strengths based approach to teaching and learning. Saraid holds a Bachelor of Arts and two Masters Degrees from the University of Melbourne; School Leadership (2011) and Applied Positive Psychology (2014). She has over 20 years of experience in education across sectors and states (originally teaching Years 7 -12 English, Drama and History in Darwin, Perth and Melbourne). Saraid has also been employed as a senior  departmental policy and resource development officer with the Victorian Department of Education.

Saraid Doherty’s  schools have been named on The Educator’s Innovative Schools list three times including a finalist at the Australian Education Awards for Best Student Wellbeing Program.  Saraid has twice featured on the ‘Hot List’ (2016 and 2018) a yearly award for those that ‘represent the cutting edge of educational excellence in Australia’.  A speaker at national and international conferences, Saraid has built a reputation for her expertise and success in school leadership. Saraid is regarded highly for her systems approach to education and participates on review panels for both primary and secondary schools across the Melbourne metropolitan network. Saraid was raised (and resides) in Richmond and is proud to contribute to leading young people to achieve excellence in education in her local community.

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