It is a privilege to be the Principal of Dromana College and I delight in the opportunity to share with the wider community our success as a high performing school of academic excellence. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new families to Dromana College, I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you throughout the upcoming school year.
I would like to begin by congratulating the whole college community on a fantastic 2018, with our students having achieved excellence in a diverse range of learning programs and co-curricular activities. Our students are challenged, motivated and engaged by interesting, exciting and relevant curriculum that caters for their needs.
As I contemplate the year ahead, I again return to the greatest strengths of our school, the relationships between staff and students and the sense of belonging that our community fosters. The learning relationship of our students with their teachers and vice versa is elementary, built on the college values of respect, integrity, personal best and responsibility and underpinned by clear learning intentions.
The college’s well established vision continues to deliver excellent outcomes for all our students. In 2018 Dromana College students out performed all other local secondary providers. More than 90% of our Year 12 students achieved above the state mean.
An independent review of the college programs, relationships and achievements, determined Dromana College to be a high performing school of academic excellence. The report also commended the expansion of our school’s extra curricula enhancement programs to include Athletics, Dance, Science and Technology, Design, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Sailing, Aerobics and Cycling which runs adjacent to the school day.
The outlook for 2019 is outstanding. Our focus continues to be delivering the best academic outcomes for all our students. At the same time, we have committed additional resources to the redevelopment of our Performing Arts learning area to complement the recently completed Year 9 learning area. The college values are at the core of these commitments, and underpin the strong sense of wellbeing and community that our school enjoys.