It is my great honour to be able to speak to you as the foundation principal of Oran Park High School. Our community has waited many years for ‘our high school’ and it is really exciting that the moment is finally here. Coming to high school is a major event in every young person’s life but being a part of the first cohort to attend a brand new school is something that very few students get to experience and my staff and I are thrilled to be able to share this wonderful journey with you.
As we move into our beautiful new learning spaces over the next few months, we need to keep in mind that great schools are not about modern buildings but about the people that work and learn within those buildings. Oran Park will be a great school because we are recruiting a highly skilled and talented staff who are excited to be working with your children, and we will have students who are thoughtful, respectful and motivated to achieve, and who are fully supported to do that by their parents and carers. We will also be a great school because we will work as true partners with Oran Park and Gledswood Hills Public School, to ensure that our young people have the best possible transition from the primary to the secondary phase of their education. And finally, Oran Park will be a great school because it will be built on mutually respectful relationships that will position it at the heart of a new and growing community.