Ridge View Secondary College


Ridge View Secondary College
Ridge View Secondary College logo.svg
359 Sixty Eighty Road

Coordinates32°21′38″S 115°49′10″E / 32.3606°S 115.8195°E / -32.3606; 115.8195Coordinates: 32°21′38″S 115°49′10″E / 32.3606°S 115.8195°E / -32.3606; 115.8195
TypeIndependent public co-educational day school
MottoBelieve, Aspire, Pride
Opened2019; 3 years ago (2019)
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalLawrence Longworth
Enrolment560[1] (2021)
Campus typeSuburban

Ridge View Secondary College is an Independent Public secondary school in Baldivis, a suburb 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Perth, Western Australia.


The $40.6 million first stage of construction began at the end of 2017. The first stage was designed to cater for 725 students. A new public secondary school was needed as Baldivis had a high rate of population growth and Baldivis Secondary College was the only other public secondary school in the area. At the time, the school's planning name was South Baldivis Secondary College.[2] The school's proper name was announced in July 2018 as Ridge View Secondary college, named as such as it sits on a ridge with views of the Darling Scarp.[3]

The first stage of the school opened in February 2019 to 170 year 7 students. The first stage included science labs, technologies rooms, eight general classrooms and sports facilities. The school is expected to have 1,600 students from year 7 to 12 in 2024.[4][5][6]

Construction on stage two of the school began in June 2021, and is to be completed by the start of the 2023 school year at a cost of $30.28 million. The stage is to bring the school to its final capacity of 1,450, and include facilities such as a performing arts centre with music rooms, a dance studio, visual arts area and media rooms, as well as more general classrooms and sports courts.[7][8][9][10]

Student numbers

Year Number[1]
2019 173
2020 350
2021 560

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ridge View Secondary College – Student Numbers". Schools Online. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ Allen, Cecilia. "School construction underway in Baldivis". Sound Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  3. ^ Horton, Stuart. "Name and intake area for new Baldivis high school revealed". The West Australian. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Ridge View Secondary College opens its doors for 2019 school year". Media Statements. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Ridge View Secondary College opens its doors for 2019 school year". Mirage News. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  6. ^ "School welcomes foundation students". The West Australian. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Impressive stage two revealed for Ridge View Secondary College". Media Statements. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  8. ^ Thompson, Holly. "$30M boost to school". Sound Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  9. ^ "McGowan Government building better schools in Perth's south". Media Statements. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Construction of Stage 2 at Ridge View Secondary College has commenced". Millars Landing. Retrieved 25 June 2021.