The Narromine High School Vision Statement was launched last week after a lot of hard work by those involved.
Principal Angela O’Callaghan said the statement identfied exactly what was important to the school.
“For about 18 months we have met with parent groups, the P&C, the Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group, students and staff and we worked really hard at getting our statement finalised so it says exactly what Narromine High School is about,” Mrs O’Callaghan said.
“Now that we have got it, I feel like what we have really developed is like a rudder. If you can think that our school is a big ship, up until today I would say that we haven’t actually put a rudder on it, and a ship without a rudder is in trouble, it means it hasn’t really got a sense of direction and while all the time the staff have been passionate about our love for the students and our desire to light the fire of learning, we have never had to write it down and this statement has got us to articulate it.”
The Vision Statement reads:
“At Narromine High School we provide a stimulating and safe learning environment with innovative and responsive teaching across the curriculum. We aim to maximise individual potential and, through our core values, ensure all students are empowered to meet the challenges of education, work and life in a rapidly changing global environment.”
Principal O’Callaghan said the Vision Statement was what was going to drive the school.
“When we’re making decisions we can look at what our Vision Statement tells us. If we make a decision that is in keeping with what is written we’re going in the right direction,” she said.
“I promise you it is not going to be a document that is just going to hang on the wall and gather dust, we are going to be using it and for that reason I am so thrilled to have the members of the community here (at the launch), the students and those who worked so hard to develop it. It is a very happy day for the school and says what we want and strive for at Narromine High,” Mrs O’Callaghan concluded.