Willunga High School is a school community that celebrates inclusion, is welcoming and warm and that provides diverse pathways that will support all students to strive for their preferred post school pathways. It is an absolute privilege to be the principal of a school that provides such great opportunities for students.
Our extensive grounds provide a welcoming environment for students to begin and pursue their education journey. Learning at Willunga High School is a personalised, challenging and engaging journey that starts with every teacher getting to know their students and their goals and aspirations. The students are able to follow their interests and passions as they progress through their secondary schooling as we offer a broad curriculum that provide pathways that support all students to successfully exit high school into a preferred future.
Willunga High School graduates benefit from our high expectations and high academic standards to engage with a broad range of university and vocational pathways. Our school has undergone extensive redevelopment to provide our students with innovative learning spaces which, coupled with the broad curriculum offerings and integrated technologies, facilitate modern teaching and learning practices. This supports positive and productive relationships and enables students to reach their highest potential. Our highly skilled and devoted teaching and support staff are committed to providing a schooling experience underpinned by excellence in teaching and learning.
We value and encourage strong community voice within our school. We strive to develop learners that have a strong voice, take responsibility for and actively participate in their learning. The connection with our community and a focus on student wellbeing enables our students to develop themselves academically, socially and emotionally on their way to becoming highly successful global citizens.
The development of a school community with a global mindset is an important part of our work at Willunga High School. Providing our students with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and intercultural understandings so that they are equipped to engage with and influence society in an increasingly internationalised world. Opportunities to travel, interstate and overseas and participate in enriching cultural and curricular programs are provided to all our students. We also host International Study Tours each year and have international students join our local students for study abroad experiences. Having these students joining our school community provides our families and students with highly enriching cultural learning experiences, particularly as they host international visitors in their homes.
Anthony van Ruiten, Principal