Message from the principal

Maria 2017March 2018

Welcome to Auburn High School

Our school was created in 2014 with a vision of becoming a high performing government school of first choice in the area. We are proudly achieving this vision, with increasing student numbers and strong student learning growth data. Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim to create global citizens who are successful in their lives and careers and to equip them with the skills and attributes to form positive relationships.

Over the past four years, our school has shown exceptional improvement across a number of areas and was deemed an Influence school in 2018 by the Department of Education. This is the highest category that can be reached by a school. With our trajectory of exceptional results over time, we are now considered a leader in our system and are working to influence other schools to achieve best practice.

Our positive and welcoming school culture is underpinned by our school values of Diversity, Aspiration, Respect, Excellence (DARE) alongside consistently high academic expectations, as well as high expectations with regard to student conduct. This is strengthened by our student leadership structure where House Captains across Years 7-12 are actively involved in leading whole school student activities and enacting positive change at our school. There is an extensive extracurricular program offered before school, at lunchtimes and after school, where all students can strive to attain badges and excel in the areas of Communication, STEM, Arts, Philanthropy and Sport.

Our teaching and learning culture is focused on challenging and growing all students and our teachers are exemplary, passionate educators. There is an emphasis on teacher professional learning and we work closely with universities to ensure our teachers are using highly effective, research- based practices. Teachers use data to inform planning and teaching for each student, resulting in a highly personalised program that ensures each and every student is challenged in their learning regardless of their entry level. There is an emphasis on language learning at our school and our specialist, highly personalised Chinese and French language programs have received national and international recognition.

As well as our rigorous mainstream program, we also offer an accredited SEAL program and are one of a limited number of Academy of Accredited SEAL (TAASS) schools in the state. This accreditation recognises the high standard provision of programs offered to our high achieving students. We are also an accredited International Student Provider and offer our international students a supportive environment and exemplary teachers.

I would like to invite families to come and visit our school on one of our weekly tours, and observe first-hand the innovative and exciting programs that are happening in our school.

Maria Karvouni