Principal Welcome

2022 is an exciting year for Taroona High School as we continue to expand and develop our innovative and engaging programs into Years 11 and 12. Educational opportunities at Taroona High are comprehensive and include learning in a wide variety of contexts, meeting the diverse needs of students in our care. Taroona offers an unrivalled range of balanced, enriched learning opportunities for students as we prepare them for the innumerable opportunities they face in their futures beyond the compulsory years of education.

Our school prides itself on being an open and inclusive school community where student voice is recognised and welcomed as being key to the school’s successes. Our curriculum is designed to cater for the individual needs, aspirations and dreams of each and every student. Staff and students work together to construct a learning environment that encourages participation, engagement and excellence. At the centre of all school decisions are the needs of students and meeting these needs.

Parents, carers, students and members of the school community highly value the outstanding programs available at the school. Our physical location, nestled on the shore of the Derwent Estuary, provides our students with a learning environment equal of any in the world. Our learning spaces make the most of our natural environment, seeking to prepare young people to live with, and contribute to, the health of our region.

Access to technology is extensive with a mix of specialist areas for learning opportunities embedding digital technology as a tool for learning and pedagogy that fosters student individual and peer learning. Our specialist areas of Music, Fine and Performing Arts are engaging and students’ performances in these areas is exemplary.

All students are encouraged to do their best, with student achievement being recognised in a variety of ways. We take pride in the academic, sporting and cultural achievements of our students, past and present. We provide additional support for students, ensuring no child slips through the cracks. The purpose of our work is clear: to develop learning for and with our students to raise achievement, aspiration and retention. 

It would be my pleasure to share our school with you and I welcome you to meet with me to view the school and witness the outstanding learning happening at Taroona High School. Please feel free to contact the office to make an appointment.

Charles White

Information Handbook 2022_ FEB