A qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion right here at home

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - EDUCATION 2019 -

At De­niliquin High School stu­dents build their ed­u­ca­tional path­way with the guid­ance of highly qual­i­fied and sup­port­ive staff.

The pro­fes­sional staff are com­mit­ted to the learn­ing and well­be­ing of ev­ery child.

De­niliquin High School has strong part­ner­ships with lo­cal pri­mary schools to en­sure its fu­ture stu­dents feel com­fort­able in a high school en­vi­ron­ment.

Stu­dents are pro­vided with lead­er­ship and men­tor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties with lo­cal pri­mary school stu­dents, adding value to their school ex­pe­ri­ence as well as that of their younger peers.

De­niliquin High School com­mu­ni­cates ef­fec­tively and con­sis­tently to en­sure ev­ery fam­ily at the school feels wel­come and in­formed.

The school’s fo­cus on aca­demic ex­cel­lence was high­lighted when in 2018 it pro­duced seven ‘dis­tin­guished achiev­ers’ in the NSW Higher School Cer­tifi­cate ex­ams.

The hon­our is be­stowed on stu­dents who achieved fi­nal scores of 90 per cent or higher (Band 6) in any unit.

One stu­dent, Patrick Con­nell, achieved Band 6 re­sults in five sub­jects and achieved a record English HSC exam re­sult for the school — 96 per cent.

He also man­aged an out­stand­ing Aus­tralian Ter­tiary Ad­mis­sion Rank of 97.9 with the held and guid­ance of his teach­ers.

De­niliquin High School places great em­pha­sis on a well-rounded ed­u­ca­tion, with spe­cial pro­grams in­clud­ing cater­ing, the Year 11 ‘Mock In­ter­views’, Year 10 driver ed­u­ca­tion, Great Vic­to­rian Bike Ride and work ex­pe­ri­ence.

De­niliquin High School also has a very strong mu­sic pro­gram and this is an area that its renowned in the dis­trict.

As a re­sult of its mu­sic pro­gram, Va­ri­ety Night is a ma­jor event for the school year and is al­ways an­tic­i­pated by stu­dents, staff and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Prin­ci­pal Glen War­ren said the school is striv­ing to en­sure the stu­dents and wider school com­mu­nity are nur­tured through­out their high school years.

‘‘The school com­mu­nity has im­pressed me with its drive and fo­cus. The staff are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the best op­por­tu­ni­ties for all stu­dents,’’ he said.

‘‘In 2018 we con­tin­ued to de­velop links with our lo­cal Indige­nous com­mu­nity through MGoals, the Aus­tralian Indige­nous Men­tor­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence, NAIDOC Week ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing host­ing of the com­bined schools pub­lic speak­ing and de­bat­ing com­pe­ti­tions and host­ing the Proud and Deadly Awards.’’

For all en­quiries con­tact Mr War­ren on 5881 1211 or visit www.de­niliquinh.school.nsw.edu.au.

Lau­ren King, driv­ing in­struc­tor Brian Pur­till, Taleah Pa­pan­dri­opou­los and Lilli Ezard dur­ing the 2018 Year 10 driver ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

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