Hello, I am the very
proud principal of The Gap SHS. This
school has been supporting the education of this suburb and surrounding community for the last 60 years.
Since my appointment
at the end of 2017 our school community has been having a significant growth
spurt that has resulted in new buildings and the recruitment of extra staff to
support this growth.
During this time, I
have been working in partnership and consultation with staff, students, parents
and community in order to be able to respond quickly and effectively to this
growth without forgetting our core purpose of growing all learners. It is important to me as a leader that every
student in our community has a strong sense of belonging and a feeling of
connection to the school, the opportunities and their peers to support high
levels of engagement in our community and in their learning so that all
students can achieve their potential in all facets of life.
At The Gap SHS we
believe in: “Learners Who Flourish”.
term “learners” encompasses all of us.
Our students, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and community
members. I view The Gap SHS as a
learning hub for our suburb and catchment area and our goal is to develop
lifelong learning for all.
belief is unpacked further by What We Value:
The enrolment of
your child/ren at The Gap State High School is special to us and we aim to
provide a range of learning experiences and opportunities to enable your child
to develop and grow during their time at school.
The school has a
history of consistently high Academic Achievement. This includes unique programs including: an Academic Honours program, Accelerated Music
Program, Specialist Volleyball Program, Applied Positive Psychology, extensive Visual Arts subjects,
supported by extensive camp and adventure travel opportunities.
At the beginning of 2019,
our school opened the stunning STEAM building that takes pride of place at the
schools frontage providing learning opportunities amongst state of the art
In 2020 the
Honourable Minister, Kate Jones, officially opened our school gallery known as
Tula Art Gallery. This is a bespoke, unique
facility in our school that supports The Arts and allows our students to be
able to curate and showcase their art works authentically.
constantly strive to provide the best learning environment and classroom
experiences because they are strong believers in academic excellence and at the
same time supporting student wellbeing through the Connect Program that
focusses on Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness through the lens of Positive
Psychology, a subject is accessed by every student across years 7-12.
We aim to provide an
all-round education that also provides opportunities for those students who
seek to broaden their horizons. By participating in a range of additional
co-curricular activities and by striving to improve skills, abilities and
confidence, students find these undertakings help improve their academic
and employability skills.
Our school offers
many activities and encourages all students to become involved and actively
We look forward to
developing a strong partnership with your family as we develop a strong sense
of community involvement within our school.