Introduction from the Principal
High School is a Tasmanian government secondary school located
at Scottsdale in North East Tasmania, Australia.
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.
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
are developed in all areas of the curriculum.
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.
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.
highly values its close links with the local community.