Pacific Pines SHS is a happy, friendly school where strong relationships exist between staff, parents and students. We believe that these relationships underpin the teaching and learning journey which in turn creates a strong, positive school culture.
At Pacific Pines SHS we instil a sense of personal and collective integrity in our students which will serve them well throughout their lives. In conjunction with our families we nurture our students with a sense of purpose and a clear set of behavioural standards and lifelong values.
Our teams of teachers are built around our student's ages and capabilities. This means that teachers working in the Senior Phase of learning are located in the Visible Learning Block and will work closely with students in Years 11 and 12 to help students realise their future pathways. Teachers working with students in the Senior Preparation Phase will be located in the GS Block and be responsible for shaping students in Years 9 and 10 so that they are able to move into Senior School seamlessly and with a high degree of success. Junior Phase means that teachers of Years 7 and 8 students work with students to achieve a seamless transition from Primary School, teach students to think rather than just recall as well as ensuring that students are academically successful, socially happy and adjusted and able to move into the Senior Prep Phase of learning.
Our school has a very large digital footprint with state of the art wireless infrastructure throughout the school and students who use their own devices extensively in collaboration with our expert teaching team whom are trained in the use of e-learning.
Pacific Pines SHS has a strong commitment to our staff's ongoing professional development, with an emphasis on staff working with and lessons being quality assured by Heads of Department on a pedagogical framework called VISIBLE LEARNING. This approach to teaching enables staff to consistently provide students with immediate feedback, collaborative learning environments, and skills focused rather than content driven lessons where students are actively engaged in class rather than passively listening to their teacher. This approach enables students to improve their level of achievement, engagement and enjoyment in their respective subjects.
I would like to welcome you to our school on behalf of myself and our 180 committed staff members.