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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Atherton High Family, for more than fifty years Atherton State High School has provided opportunities for students to pursue their dreams.  Every child’s future is unique and the choice of learning pathway in Junior Secondary sets a student on the road to realise these dreams.  
 
Atherton State High School’s purpose is to provide an educational service to our community that develops the physical, emotional, social and intellectual capability of the child so that they achieve their learning goals.  A broad choice of academic, vocational and cultural programs allows every student a chance to pursue individual goals and experience success.  
 
In the Junior Secondary phase of schooling, students choose electives after completing introductory rotations in Year 7. The process of considering and selecting a pathway requires every student to access information that enables them to make an informed choice for elective subjects during Years 8, 9 and 10.   
 
In the senior phase of schooling, students refine their choices after completing core and elective courses of study in Junior Secondary.  The process of considering and selecting a pathway requires every student to access information that enables them to make an informed choice for their final years of schooling.
 
The guidance provided by staff and the support provided by parents at this time assists every student in make the best possible choices.  Building and maintaining these positive partnerships between staff, parents and students maximises the potential for student success as they complete their journey through secondary schooling. 
 
These partnerships, combined with strong community support for our community’s school, provide the strongest possible foundation to deliver a successful schooling experience for every child.

I wish every student the best with their secondary schooling subject selections and reaffirm my staff’s commitment to deliver an educational experience that assists them to achieve their goals and become an active member of our community.
 
Tony Whybird
Principal