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Wanneroo Senior High School has been involved in the IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools) process since 2006. This program is run through the University of Southern Queensland and involves staff, students and parents involvement in developing a framework to enhance our school.
The IDEAS vision is ‘to inspire IDEAS schools to engage in a journey of self-discovery which will ensure that they achieve sustainable excellence in teaching and learning’.
Staff from WSHS have attended two study tours in Victoria and Queensland in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Staff visited schools from these states and attended forums with staff from across Australia. Our staff were able to bring back a wealth of knowledge on the latest teaching strategies and ideas to Wanneroo and implement these into our curriculum.
Wanneroo SHS in the process of beginning to embed our vision and values into all aspects of school life. Working with staff and students we have developed a school vision of -
‘Star in your future’
A list of core values has also been developed which we believe the school is aspiring to achieve.
Our values are our STARS acronym.
At Wanneroo Senior High School we value:
Self Discipline by
• Having control of your actions to allow success for yourself and others.
• Providing a safe environment.
Staff and students flourishing due to honest, reliable, confidential and consistent actions.
• The ability to interact with others in a productive way without causing offence.
• Thinking before speaking and listening to others.
• Feeling welcome in a professional environment that offers support, respect and rewards while working in a vibrant teaching and learning environment.
• Having the confidence to follow your dreams, the courage to challenge yourself and the desire to be the best you can be.
• Maintaining a balance in our professional and personal lives.
• Achieving the desired results.
• Feeling appreciated in a stress free environment.
• Celebrating our achievements.
These core values at Wanneroo SHS underpin our school-wide pedagogy for teaching and learning.