The school has a comprehensive Student Behaviour Management group of policies, and each Sub
School is supported by a Sub School Head. The Sub School Head and the Coordinators are critically
important in day-to-day student behaviour management. The Sub School Heads support the SRC and
Deputy Principal in the management of assemblies, and assist with subject counselling and class
Students and staff observe the school's key values of Resilience, Optimism and Courage in the
context of Creating Bright Futures. All students know the school's classroom expectations supported
through a restorative approach when things go wrong.
A Detention System operates f where staff share the supervision. In addition there is a program of
Yard Duty primarily to manage yard behaviour and minor misdemeanours.
Student Government - SC
An active and high profile Student Council is elected each year. This group is represented on a
number of school committees, including the Governing Council, and conducts school assemblies. The
SC is active in providing additional facilities and amenities for students.
Meetings are run for the whole committee monthly and for the executive/ management group meets at
least fortnightly. A number of staff support their work directly. The presidents of the SC meet regularly
with the Principal to raise special issues and to seek information as to the schools day to day
organisation and running.
In addition, there is a Year 12 Consultative Committee that, amongst other responsibilities, oversees
the Year 12 Formal and the Year 12 windcheater. This group consults primarily with the Senior School
Sub School Head.
The school offers a range of programs and initiatives for students with special needs and those who
show high intellectual potential:
A Gifted class in Years 8, 9 and 10 for students to study English, Mathematics, Science and Studies
of Society and Environment.
A Thinking Skills Continuum that explicitly teaches higher order Thinking Skills is embedded across
An extensive and very successful Transition Program to support students in their first year at high
school developed in conjunction with partner primary schools.
A significant number of staff are now involved in VET and have TAFE accreditation.
A specialist Automotive Trade Training Centre.
A special interest Soccer Program.
An International Student Program.
3. KEY SCHOOL POLICIES
School Plans and Directions are derived from five major sources:
Continuing plans and directions set from last or previous years,
Staff consultation, as discussed at staff meetings,
Student consultation, through discussion with SC as well as dedicated surveys,
Parent consultation, via surveys, discussion with Governing Council, Newsletter feedback and
Initiatives and instructions from DECS.
The three key elements of our Site Learning Plan 2011-2013 rely on us:
Having high expectations for all learners
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Using a range of approaches to meet the needs of different learners
Interviewing & intervening early to support academic progress
Creating and maintaining partnerships between the staff and our families
The key priorities contained in our Learning Plan 2011 to 2013 are:
Embracing Learning Technologies