At Salisbury High School we believe in the importance of providing a quality education for all our students. Over recent years, we have won recognition for our strong focus on student success through building positive and respectful relationships with all community members. The School prides itself in providing students with pathways to success, in an innovative culture. We are driven by success using quality teaching and leadership through whole site commitments and strong evidence-based approaches ensuring all learners have the opportunity to achieve their best.
In 2018, 46 students achieved an A (A+, A, A-) grade in one or more Stage 2 subjects (72 A grades were awarded in total) and 6 students achieved Merits (perfect score, 11 merits in total). 9 Students achieved an ATAR over 90 with 4 students achieving a perfect score of 99.95. The 2018 Senior Destination Data shows 30% of students gained direct employment from Salisbury High School, which was an improvement on the previous year of 26%. The number of students going to University in 2018 was 44%, which was an improvement of 31% on the previous year.
Our Vision - Empowered to create successful futures
Our aim is to see every student successfully placed in higher or further education, training, employment or community service.
We focus on developing powerful learners who are resilient, resourceful, reflective and reciprocal through pedagogies that ensure our students accomplish successful learning outcomes within a positive and connected school community.
Our plans, decisions and actions are guided by our shared school values of -
- Positive Relationships
Within a connected community we can develop students who -
Learn Think Create Flourish
- are accomplished inquiry learners
- mindfully reflect upon their ideas and experiences
- communicate confidently and creatively
- learn collaboratively and independently
- plan, organise, strategise and respond using their executive functions
- are resourceful, utilising reasoning and making links beyond the classroom
- are both literate and numerate
- are respectful, responsible and well balanced with a positive self-belief
- value the wellbeing of themselves and others
- are prepared effectively for post school study and work
Our teaching and learning programmes promote -
- High expectations alongside high quality teaching
- A broad range of subject choices
- A strong focus on the continuing development of literacy skills
- Extra learning opportunities eg literacy and numeracy tutoring, ESL support, Indigenous Education, extra-curricular activities eg Sport, Maths and Science Club, English Club
- Personalised senior school pathways – University and Vocational
- Access to numerous Vocational Certificate III courses including Building Industry Doorways Program, school based apprenticeships and traineeships
- A strong ICT program and state of the art e-learning suites, net books every student
- Access to learning in the Performing Arts Centre, Building Trade Centre and industry-led Design Technology Centre
- Partnerships with Industry, University, TAFE and other schools
- Youth Opportunities, Instrumental Music tuition, School Musical, and photography
- Community involvement including parents and Old Scholars
- Positive behaviours for learning and wellbeing