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Principal's welcome

Welcome to Deebing Heights State School!

As the foundation Principal, I look forward to working with staff, students and community to establish a school renowned for achieving our vision of:

  • excellence in teaching
  • excellence in learning
  • excellence in partnerships.

Our school opened in 2016 with modern facilities and furniture, but at the heart of what we do, are old fashioned values:

  • safety (safe, supportive, inclusive, disciplined)
  • respect (collaborative and supportive relationships)
  • responsibility (leadership and accountability)
  • learning (high quality, high equity, high improvement, and lifelong).

Our school is committed to achieving in the core priorities of:

  • attendance
  • achievement (literacy, numeracy, English, Maths and Science)
  • enrolment (maintaining and improving our market share)
  • high standards of behaviour
  • public perception.

The following shared beliefs and understandings support our school to achieve our vision, enact our values and deliver performance outcomes in our core priority areas:

  • All students can achieve high standards, given the right support at the right time.
  • All teachers can teach to high standards, given the right assistance.
  • Excellence is achieved through collaboration, not isolation.

Our school is driven by a performance and development culture of systems and processes that are:

  • precise (regular analysis and discussion of data)
  • personalised (differentiated teaching and learning for students and differentiated support for staff)

and involve:

  • professional learning (developing an expert teaching team).

Once again, I look forward to working with staff, students and community to achieve the best for our students!


Andrew McDonald