Principal’s welcome

It is a privilege to be the Principal of Richmond High School.

Richmond High School is a place of warmth and excellence where students are known as individuals and are motivated to think, learn and make a difference in the world. Our students are achieving excellent academic, pathway and personal outcomes over the course of their time at Richmond High School.

We are proud to be part of the local Richmond Community. Being a medium-sized school allows for a greater sense of community for our students, staff and families, with Richmond High School providing an extension of the sense of community students and families experience within their local primary schools.

Our school vision is that Richmond High School is a high-quality co-educational school serving the local children of Richmond. Students from Richmond High School will be lifelong learners, great communicators, creative and critical thinkers, collaborative, entrepreneurial, adaptable and inclusive. Students will work hard to rise to the high expectations we set and will be supported by the high levels of care we provide.

At Richmond High School we are known for the academic acceleration of our Senior School program, where students begin VCE in Year 10, and our nationally recognised Bilingual Chinese Program.  Our accelerated VCE program provides students with every opportunity to fulfil their potential and achieve their VCE goals. We are dedicated to creating globalist, creative thinkers and value the importance of language learning. We are the only secondary government school in Victoria that runs a Chinese bilingual program, meaning students who have started in a bilingual primary school can continue their studies to Year 12 at Richmond High School.  We enrol students in our Bilingual Enhanced Chinese program from local primary schools as well as students from out of zone and from primary schools across Melbourne.

Our motto,  ‘Make a Difference’ drives all that we do. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and empowering them with learning and opportunities so they can make their own difference in the world. I am confident that our students will leave Richmond High School and do just this.

I invite you to come on a tour and see our school in action.

Andrea Thompson

My commitment to leading excellence in public co-education is underpinned by my unwavering belief in the difference education can make to young people’s futures and extends to the ideal that schools should be happy, innovative, inclusive places centred on excellent teaching and learning and mutually respectful relationships and partnerships.

Andrea Thompson, Principal