Greenwood Senior High School is located forteen kilometres north of Perth and five kilometres from the Indian Ocean, nestled among tall native trees. The school hosts the Intensive English Centre which caters for students from a diverse range of backgrounds including international fee paying students and first-time attendees.
Teachers support the principles of co-operate, achieve, respect and engage in their teaching and learning programs (CARE) and are well supported through the community for their caring approach and school life in general.
Aviation and Volleyball are two of the school's speciality areas endorsed by the Department of Education, along with school based elite programs in Music and Dance. Following the recent rejuvenation of the school vision, different pathways are available to the variety of students attending the school.
These pathways cater for individual differences ranging from those students aspiring to university (direct or alternate entry), TAFE, trade apprenticeships or employment. The school day can incorporate attendance at TAFE, working in the community and tutorials by staff after school.
The acceptance of our application for Independent Public School status in 2011 has confirmed not onlythe outstanding support we receive from our school community but also substantiates the positiveoutcomes our students have achieved this year. With increased governance over our fiscal resourcingwe will continue to work together to further enhance outcomes for all students.
Greenwood Senior High School staff have always been committed to providing our students with thenecessary support and opportunities to maximise their academic, physical, creative and social growth. In2011 this is clearly demonstrated in the successes and achievements of our students.
Greenwood Senior High School is an environment where students are challenged to achieve theirpotential: appreciate cultural diversity: and are given opportunities to demonstrate leadership and achievesuccess. These are encapsulated in our school vision of LEARN, GROW, CHANGE. We have developeda solid set of principles that reflect our values and classroom practices:
. Collaborate: between our students, their families and the broader community. The development ofteam work skills is recognised as essential for success beyond school.
. Achieve: Student success is valued and celebrated, a supportive learning environment is responsiveto the needs of individual learners, allows students to demonstrate their learning and achieve to theirmaximum potential.
. Respect: Diversity within the school community is recognised and cultural awareness is promoted.Members of the school community display respect for themselves, others and the opportunity tolearn.
. Engage: School is a stimulating learning environment in which students actively engage in authentic,challenging tasks that place an emphasis on the development of higher order thinking skills.
The partnerships that we have formed with parents, the local community, business and vocationalproviders have also further enhanced the opportunities for our students.
We pride ourselves on providing a caring and nurturing environment where the individual is important.Pastoral care continues to be a strong focus within our school community, and social awareness isfostered through the numerous fundraising events and community projects such as the World Challenge.
Greenwood Senior High School is a school where students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams ina supportive, caring environment.
The school priorities for 2011 identify whole of school strategies in response to a school self assessment.
. Care: Motivated students reaching their full potential; courteous and respectful behaviour.
. Curriculum: Improved literacy skills for all students; integration of Learning Technologies intoTeaching and Learning Programs.
. Cultural Change: Improving the work ethic of all students.
. 100% of Year 12 students achieved Graduation. Greenwood Senior High School was one of only 10 Secondary Schools selected to become anIndependent Public School for 2012.