School Ethos & Purpose

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The Duncraig Senior High School community provides a caring environment that is designed to support the development of the whole person - someone who has a positive attitude, respects the rights of others and actively seeks excellence.


The learning program is structured to:

  • Encourage creativity
  • Challenge thinking
  • Ensure engagement
  • Maximise achievement

We believe that/in:

  • Positive relationships are the key to success
  • The individual ownership of learning
  • The striving for personal best and celebrating excellence


We seek to ensure that all students:

  • Use language to understand, develop and communicate ideas and information and interact with others
  • Select, integrate and apply numerical and spatial concepts and techniques
  • Recognise when and what information is needed, locate and obtain it from a range of services and evaluate, use and share it with others
  • Select, use and adapt technologies
  • Describe and reason about patterns, structures and relationships in order to understand, interpret, justify and make predictions
  • Visualise consequences, think laterally, recognise opportunity and potential and are prepared to test options
  • Understand and appreciate the physical, biological and technological world and have the knowledge and skills to make decisions in relation to it
  • Understand their cultural, geographical and historical context and have the knowledge, skills and values necessary for active participation in life in Australia Interact with people and cultures other than their own and are equipped to contribute to the global community
  • Participate in creative activity of their own and understand and engage with the artistic, cultural and intellectual work of others
  • Value and implement practices that promote personal growth and well being
  • Are self-motivated and confident in their approach to learning and able are to work individually and collaboratively
  • Recognise that everyone has the right to feel valued and be safe, and, in this regard, understand their rights and obligations and behave responsibly.