Welcome back to Term 3. I have received a wonderful welcome of smiles to the term with students sharing their readiness to return to school life, enthusiastic about setting new learning goals for this semester.
I extend a particular welcome to new families and students as they join our College community. Here at Dianella Secondary College, we recognise you, as parents and carers, as the most powerful educative influence in the life of your child and we look forward to working with each family to support students to achieve our Vision Statement; “Inspire, Create, Achieve!”.
As the incoming Principal of the school, I am enthusiastic about the prospect of continuing the outstanding work that has come before me under the direction of Mr Wayne Austin. Mr Austin has for 9 years, lead Dianella Secondary College staff and students with compassion and a vision to achieve positive outcomes. I wish him the best as he starts his semi-retirement adventures. The legacy that he leaves is significant and he will be fondly remembered by all members of our community.
I come to Dianella Secondary College with 20 years of experience in public school education, where I have had the great fortune of working in a range of schools spanning both the UK and WA, plus Northern Suburbs Secondary Schools and Central positions. Most recently, I had the pleasure of working at Swan View Senior High School and at Gingin District High School as Principal and am passionate about ensuring that our students are at the centre of our decision making.
I am tremendously excited about joining the highly experienced team of teaching and non-teaching staff at Dianella Secondary College, a school that has a strong reputation for inclusivity and supportive pathways that address the needs of individual students. I look forward to supporting students throughout their six-year journey at high school, and in celebrating their success as they each leave school at the end of Year 12, proud of their achievements and with a clear pathway beyond school that prepares them for an ever-changing world.
I ask that you support your children’s success by promoting regular attendance and punctuality throughout the year and I encourage you to contact the school should you have any queries. Maintaining open and respectful communication with our staff will assist us in providing a supportive and caring learning environment in which our students thrive.
Dianella Secondary College provides a comprehensive range of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities both in and out of the classroom. I encourage your child to engage with the full range of activities available to enhance their high school experience and broaden their skillset.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children throughout the year.
I also encourage parents to become involved and to keep up to date with what is happening at our college, by liking our Facebook and Instagram pages (@dianellasecondarycollege). If you are visiting the school for any reason, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself.
I look forward to enjoying a productive year with the students, staff and families of Dianella Secondary College.