Melville Senior High School

Our Vision

Melville Senior High School, as the school of choice for the local and wider community, will provide a distinctive, comprehensive education with strong academic and vocational pathways assisted by effective pastoral care programs where all students are given the opportunity to become confident, innovative and successful learners and are supported in the process of defining themselves as they prepare to meet the challenges of the future.

Our School Purpose

Providing pathways which recognise that each student is an individual who will explore different opportunities and require different educational experiences.

Creating partnerships which facilitate optimum learning opportunities for our students and staff, linking us to the broader community, the primary schools in our learning corridor and to the post secondary sectors.

Engaging the community in defining our future directions.

Embracing a supportive and caring pastoral care system, recognising that close attention to the needs, welfare and progress of students forms the foundation of a safe learning environment.

Our School Values

Learning. We have a positive approach to learning and as life long learners, encourage it in others; we advance student learning based on our belief that all students have the capacity to learn. We believe that learning is most effective when parents/carers, students and teachers work in partnership.

Excellence. We have high expectations of our students and ourselves. We set standards of excellence and strive to achieve them. The standards and expectations challenge all of us to give of our best.

Equity. We recognise the differing circumstances and needs of our students and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for all. We strive to create a workplace and learning environment that is free of discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Care and Respect. We treat individuals with care and respect. Our relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility. We recognise the value of working in partnership with parents, carers, the wider community and each other in providing a quality education for our students.

Inclusivity. We value cultural diversity and our multicultural school population by encouraging appreciation, understanding and respect for other cultures as part of our comprehensive educational program.

Our Beliefs About Teaching

Teaching and learning is at the heart of our purpose at Melville Senior High School. As the school of choice for our local and wider community, our staff provide students with the opportunity to excel in a learning and teaching environment that is engaging, dynamic and purposeful.

In Middle School the Curriculum Framework, Scope and Sequence documents and the Australian Curriculum guide the development, delivery and sequencing of learning experiences for students.  Teachers use these frameworks to plan effective and engaging teaching and learning programs. The Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment guide school planning and classroom practice. These principles and practices are reflected in our beliefs about teaching and learning.  In the senior years of schooling, curriculum and learning programs are designed around WACE course options and support students to achieve success in their chosen academic and vocational pathways.  In all years, students are supported in their learning through the timely issue and continual reference to high quality Course Outlines and Assessment Programs.

Teaching and learning programs are designed around our vision of “a distinctive, comprehensive education with strong academic and vocational pathways” and are enriched and enhanced through the specialist programs on offer and the partnerships we have forged with local universities, polytechnics, training providers and employer groups.  

Teachers at Melville SHS are committed to the creation of a teaching and learning environment that supports all students to: engage in their learning; become confident, innovative and successful learners and achieve to their potential. We have developed a preferred approach to teaching and learning that supports all students to meet the challenges of the future.