Introduction from the Principal

Carolyn Watson


Scottsdale High School is a Tasmanian government secondary school located at Scottsdale in North East Tasmania, Australia.

Enrolment in 2016 is approximately three hundred and forty students in total.

Approximately forty students are enrolled in the school's year 11/12 program. The subjects include Tasmanian Certificate of Education study in Maths, English, Science (including pre-tertiary) and Information and Communication Technologies, as well as a range of Vocational Education and Training courses. The school precinct also includes: a Trade Training Centre with approximately 40 students enrolled in courses including Automotive, Metals and Building and Construction. The school has a farm located just outside of Scottsdale and the Mt Cameron Outdoor Education Field Studies Centre, both of which provide outstanding learning opportunities for our students.

The school serves a wide spread community and receives students from Scottsdale, Bridport, Ringarooma, Branxholm and Winnaleah.

In keeping with the Australian and Tasmanian Curriculum, students study seven compulsory subjects: English (including Languages Other Than English), Mathematics and Numeracy, Science, History, Health and Wellbeing, the Arts and vocational and Applied Learning. Skills in information and communication technologies and thinking are developed in all areas of the curriculum.

Students in Grades eight, nine and ten also choose personal interest subjects. A broad range of extra-curricular opportunities, including a first class outdoor education program, are also offered.

Learning is highly valued by the school community; students are expected to aim high in keeping with the schools motto of Think Positive, Be Positive. The school's focus on providing a supportive school environment is based on a range of codes and policies (including Positive Behaviour Support and Restorative Practice), which have been co-developed in partnership with parents.

The school highly values its close links with the local community.



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