Welcome to Menai High School. My name is Barney Ellevsen. I am very proud and privileged to be appointed as the Principal of Menai High School. It is a truly remarkable educational institution. One of the things we are very proud of is that Menai High outperforms the state by virtually every measure:
- Higher School Certificate and NAPLAN results are outstanding.
- The school provides enhanced career pathways via one of the largest selection of Vocational Education and Training courses in the region.
- Student attendance rates are well above state averages.
- Menai High School is clearly an exceptional, high performing school and it is a place where students want to go every day.
Like any high performing organisation, Menai High School's success is attributable to the people within. I am certain that you will be totally impressed by the quality of the leadership, teaching and administrative teams that work in concert to deliver a first rate, holistic education to every student who walks through the doors.
Menai High embraces a whole person paradigm. The school's shared purpose is centred upon three things. The first is developing outstanding citizens who are able to make valuable contributions to their communities. The second is instilling in students an enduring love of learning so that they will be successful learners for life. The third is equipping students with the skills and capacities they require to be successful in any life path they choose, whether that is university, other post school study or entry into the workforce.
You will see these things for yourself in the video presentation below which highlights students achieving in academic studies, sporting pursuits, cultural and performing arts activities, extra-curricular activities and leadership. You will also see students embracing technology in innovative ways and being immersed in learning both inside and outside the classroom. Most importantly, you will see that our students are fine young citizens who are happy, safe, well cared for and have a genuine connection and engagement with their school.
We are very proud to offer educational experiences to our students that truly are world class. It is through these experiences that we are able to develop students who graduate as skilled learners, skilled citizens who are skilled for life.