Lakeland SHS won Independent Public School Status in 2011. We were judged to be among the top four WA secondary schools in the 2012 Education Awards. New students will find the school to be welcoming, very calm and a safe learning environment. Our students are very proud of the school and what we have achieved. A “You Can Do It” culture is embedded into all school programs. Lakeland SHS has an extremely diverse multicultural student body. This is something we celebrate as it contributes to the richness of school community. A goal has been to be the School of Choice for students in this region. Lakeland SHS has maintained capacity enrolments over the last three years, providing evidence of achievement of our goal, but we have also become increasingly the school of choice beyond our immediate region with approximately 40% of our students travelling from outside of our boundaries. Specialist Music Technology and Specialist Touch Football are highly regarded and selection into these programs is competitive.
As Principal, I am open and clear about my expectations. Quite simply I expect that all students will receive high quality teaching and be given the opportunities and support they need to be successful. Students will be treated as adults, but with that comes responsibility. They are expected to wear the uniform, treat everyone with respect and courtesy while always looking to support others in the school. All students are expected to maintain an attendance rate higher than 90%. Our students are also expected to act as good citizens and as “hero bystanders” by preventing and reporting any bullying. Conflict and aggression are rare and never tolerated. The rights of students and staff to feel safe and to learn free of disruption hold the highest importance within the school.
The best opportunities to learn arise from a strong partnership between students, parents and teachers. I encourage all parents to take an active interest in their child’s learning and to discuss progress with teachers. Parents can email or telephone teachers. I also ask parents to monitor the attendance rate for their child and support the school in maintaining higher than 90% attendance rate. Anything less will affect learning!
Mr Laurie Longworth