Welcome to learning a little more about The Heights P-12 School.
Let me provide you a brief summary about out school and if this gains your interest I invite you to look further.
We are large school of around 1700 students organised into smaller year level groupings with specialised staff working in the preschool, primary and secondary areas.
Our greatest strength as a Preschool to Year 12 community is the way we create the complete environment that nurtures and guides learners from early childhood through to adulthood. In recent years we have grown rapidly and improved in key areas of learning and high expectations whilst not losing sight of the things we have done well at The Heights School such as providing a caring environment where students know they belong.
Our vision for The Heights School is to be the school choice for families in the local area, based on high quality teaching and learning practices reflected in consistently outstanding SACE results, along with literacy and numeracy improvement data P-12.
The last couple of years has seen us moving closer to realising our vision. Student enrolment has increased by 70%. Year 12 A grades are tracking at 25% and literacy and numeracy achievement continues to increase year after year.
Our vision is also that our specialist programs, Ignite (Gifted and Talented Program) and Advanced Pathways in Maths, Science and Technology will be a further defining feature of The Heights School.
The Defence Industries Pathways Program promotes high level maths, science and technology learning and raises awareness of skills applicable to employment in the ever growing defence industry skills sector.
In 2019 the $3.5 million refurbishment project to upgrade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) facilities was completed.
In 2020 work began on a $10 million project to build another gym, additional classrooms and improve specialist learning areas.Twelve new classrooms became operational in 2021 and for the start of 2022 a new gym and theory centre will be available for student use. Our next plans include refurbishing our performing arts and a new multi-purpose building.
Exciting times at The Heights!