Ryde Secondary College

Telephone02 9809 4894


Ryde Secondary College is a co-educational high school, offering a comprehensive and quality education for all students from Years 7-12. It is a partially selective high school offering two academically selective classes in each year from Years 7-10.

An additional gifted and talented class is offered in each year group, selected using school-based assessments. In most years, three additional mainstream classes are also offered.

The College also provides differentiated learning for students with special needs, with three classes in the Support Unit.


With an enrolment of over 1400 students, RSC is a co-educational high school with an academically selective cohort, a gifted and talented stream, mainstream classes and a Special Education Unit for students with special  needs. 70% of students come from multi-lingual backgrounds. Diversity is a major characteristic of RSC.

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All students have the opportunity to participate in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country carnivals as well as Interschool activities.

Tuesday Sport includes a wide range of Grade and House Summer Sports, Winter Sports and Social Sports.

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Student Leadership

Opportunities for school leadership exist within our team of twelve prefects and four captains. The positions are elected by both the students and staff.

Our captains lead our prefect body and manage our regular College Assembly program.

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Academic Excellence

At Ryde Secondary College our students are proudly continuing our tradition of academic excellence.

Your son or daughter will thrive in our vibrant college where they will be challenged and engaged by a diverse curriculum rich in traditional and innovative disciplines.

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RSC will be conducting the early entry (Year 7) 2025 Gifted and Talented testing day on Thursday 25 July 2024 - (Week 1 Term 3)

All details are available on our enrolments section page including the enrolment requirements.

Applications will also be available from local area public primary schools. 

Please note that applications close at 2pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.



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College Tours

College tours are available throughout the year, generally once per month. Please contact the school to make a booking for the next available tour.

Please click the image above to take a guided virtual tour.


College Tours are held on Wednesday afternoons and start at 3.30pm promptly and conclude at 5pm.

We suggest getting to the College earlier to allow for parking at this time of day.

Term 2

8th May 2024

5th June 2024

19th June 2024

Term 3

31st July 2024

28th August 2024

11th September 2024

Term 4

23rd October 2024

6th November 2024

Please contact us on 9809 4894 to book a tour date with us as spaces are limited.



We have a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in activitiees, competitions and performance at Ryde Secondary College.

These include our Concert Band, String Ensemble, Choir, Jazz Band, Rock Bands, Drama and Dance programs, Public Speaking and Debating program, SRC, Prefect team, a wide range of competitions, RSC Creative, Ryde Idol and Annual Fashion Show, sport competitions and programs.

There are more than 100 co-curricular or extra curricular activities including sporting activities. These create opportunities for students to develop a wide range of talents and interests and achieve at the highest levels.

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Ryde Secondary College String Ensemble

The String ensemble has developed its performance skills over the last decade.  Activities beyond school and community performances have included the Ryde Secondary College String Ensemble travelling to ‘Nimmitabel’ in Hampton NSW to play in a beautiful rural setting.

Music Director: Lucy East | Director: Andy Kirkwood | Produced by Alison Shaw | Filmed by Ascent Digital.

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