Welcome to Suzanne Cory High School. 2016 marks the sixth year of the school and the second of my term as principal. After twelve months of review of the structures and processes of the school, this year sees the implementation of new structures and an improved education model for our students.
The school’s values of Respect, Aspiration and Contribution provide the basis of the school environment. While Suzanne Cory High School is, by virtue of its select entry nature, an academic school, there is so much more to the education we provide all of our students. Respect of learning, individuals, diversity and community is integral in ensuring the education a student receives at Suzanne Cory High School is a complete and well-rounded education. We encourage Aspiration to encourage and enable students to achieve their best and we aspire to be an exemplar of select education in Victoria. Our aim in providing a high quality education is to enable our students to make a valued Contribution to the local and wider community, along with becoming good international citizens. To paraphrase, from those to whom much has been given, much is expected; this is the philosophy for our students.
A select entry school is a community of like minds; a learning community that fosters academic excellence. However, the education we provide is not purely academic; the benefit of a select entry school is the ability to provide a broad based education that includes a wide range of co-curricular activities including sport, arts, drama and music. This is further enhanced by a House system, which fosters both teamwork and healthy competition in a wide range of activities, such as swimming, athletics, chorals and public speaking.
Based on the concept of the ‘Renaissance person’, the school provides a broad education for all of our students. While academic success remains at the forefront of the educational aims of the school, there are other important aspects of education. Specifically all of our students participate in sport and Year 9 to 11 students are required to undertake co-curricular activities. We have a rich and diverse school life that enhances the academic outcomes of our students.
Student outcomes are the moral purpose of the school. The community of Suzanne Cory High School will work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students. I look forward to the involvement of all members of the school community, including staff, parents and students.