|Twilight Tour on Wednesday 19th March
Congratulations Class of 2013
We are happy to announce to our school community, the outstanding
achievements of the Class of 2013.
Aspley High School Class of 2013
89% OP 1-15
58% OP 1-10
25% OP 1-5
11% OP 1-3
95% QCE/QCIA attainment
These are exceptional results. Behind these numbers are the stories of perseverance, commitment and a school community that is small enough to support and encourage each child to their best results possible. Parents and students agree with this sentiment. In the 2013 School Opinion Survey 100% of parents surveyed agreed that “Teachers at this school expect my child to do his or her best”. In the same student survey 100% of the students agreed that “My teachers expect me to do my best”.
Given these high expectations and our ability to monitor and mentor student progress and achievement, these outstanding 2013 results are no surprise or accident. They are the result of very deliberate teaching and overt monitoring and supervision of all students in our school. We do this because it is right and we can.
In our school, we believe in shared values and a common language. Each year, we have a three point focus that guides all of us in our work and learning. Our 2014 focus is:
We know that our whole school approach to academic and pastoral care through the language of Growth Mindset thinking is a significant factor in the continued improvement here at Aspley High.
Growth Mindset is the way we talk about individual improvement and resilience. It is based on the work of Carol Dweck whose research into long term mental health and achievement has resulted in identification of two mindsets – Growth and Fixed. We encourage all our students and teachers to adopt a Growth Mindset because we know that it helps us develop resilience. We also work with our families on using this common language at home. It certainly helps if we are working together to help develop our children’s resilience.
Those families who are wishing to enrol in 2015 are advised to contact the school to express your interest in attending our Twilight Tours. We will begin enrolments for year 7 and 8 during term 1 and urge those who wish to join our school community, to make contact with us to arrange an interview time.
Thank you for visiting the ‘virtual’ world of Aspley High. I guarantee that the ‘real world’ experience of Aspley High is a much more rewarding experience. Please take up the invitation to tour the school with me. I would really enjoy the opportunity to meet you and to introduce you to our students and teachers.
Principal Aspley High School