From the Principal

It is my privilege to welcome you to the Salisbury High School website. This website will provide you with a guide to what our school has to offer. Our overarching aim is to see students successfully placed in higher education, training, employment or community service. Our vision is to empower students to create successful futures. All our programs are underpinned by the school motto of Pathways to Success.

Our school values focus on respect, success, relationships, organisation and honesty

Salisbury High School is an outstanding place for your child to access a quality education. We are celebrating our 60th year in 2019 and have a rich history of achievement. We deliver exceptional learning environments that result in highly successful academic results and foster personal growth. Success is deeply embedded within our students who aspire, to achieve, excel and fulfill their capabilities for the years ahead as they become valuable, contributing individuals within our community.

Our positive focus on learning supports students to achieve academically and personally through a wide range of course options. We are a strong, diverse community that boasts more than 25 cultures working harmoniously together to achieve their personal best. Our Special Education unit caters for over sixty students and is strongly supported by the whole school community.

All students at Salisbury High School aspire to achieve their SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) to continue further study or move into the workplace. For the past 5 years our students have achieved 100% SACE completion. We have a high number of students who achieve ATAR scores above 90 every year. Over fifty per cent of our students are accepted into University. The remaining students are accepted into TAFE courses, apprenticeships, further learning and employment. We work hard to build connections for our students to continue to thrive after their secondary schooling is completed. Learning is inspiring at Salisbury High School. Our teachers are on a continuous cycle of improvement as they constantly work together to improve pedagogy and learning in their classrooms. The teaching staff work hard to engage all students in challenging, purposeful and inclusive activities.

These outcomes are testimony to the wonderful opportunities presented to our students on a daily basis and the commitment and professionalism of our teachers. Our students and community are fortunate in having enthusiastic, loyal and committed teachers who lead the way in developing our students as powerful learners through innovative and authentic learning. They work hard to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world.

There is a high personal expectation by students that they will fulfil and reach their learning potential. Our school offers a number of intervention programs to ensure every student is literate and improving their skills in this area. Reading is a high priority and a focus in every classroom. Ongoing testing and 5 weekly reporting provides regular progress to students and their families.

Our school is supported by a proactive Governing Council who meet twice a term to make important decisions on behalf of all parents. I encourage you all to consider becoming part of these significant decision makers in our school.

Sylvia Groves
Principal