Context Statement

Contact and Site Details

Org No.

0780

Full Name

Millicent High School

Address

2 Mount Burr Road, Millicent SA 5280

Postal Address

2 Mount Burr Road, Millicent SA 5280

Phone

(08) 87332400

Fax

(08) 87332166

Email

dl.0780.info@schools.sa.edu.au

Principal

Mr John Shelton

Type

Secondary Education

Designation

Years 8 -12

Index of Disadvantage

3

Partnership

South East Coast and Vines

Local Government Area

Wattle Range (DC)

State Electorate

MacKillop

Federal Electorate

Barker

Latitude

S 37.590971

Longitude

E 140.35871

Distance from GPO Km

400

Opened

1 January 1928

 

Millicent High School is a medium to small high school of about 380 students, including the Millicent Community Learning Centre.

Students in Millicent come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and there is a small indigenous group of students. Approximately 30% of the students are on school card.

Mission

Our Mission is to provide students with multiple pathways to employment, vocational education and training and further study. Hence our motto “Providing Pathways to the Future”

Vision

Values

Site Priorities

At Millicent High School analysis of multiple data sets including grade, SACE, PAT, NAPLAN and opinion data drives our improvement agenda through the annual review of our Site Improvement Plan. Senior school achievement continues to be a priority along with Numeracy and Literacy. For the last couple of years wellbeing was added as a focus, with significant extra funds (Better Schools Funding) being invested in Wellbeing strategies which continues this year.

The overarching theme of our Site Improvement Plan continues to be ‘Improving teacher’s pedagogies and student wellbeing’.

For more information about our site priorities please refer to our Site Improvement Plan which is updated each year in term 1.

The Curriculum

Millicent High School is divided into a Junior School (Years 8, 9 and Year 10 first semester) and a Senior School (Year10 second semester and Years 11 and 12).

In Year 8 all students undertake a common core curriculum with the exception of a basketball focus, dance option or school band. Two teachers deliver the entire Core Curriculum. One teaching I.S (Integrated Studies) which includes English, Humanities and Cultural Studies; the other teaching Maths and Science, which includes Agriculture. Both teachers also deliver the integrated Information Technology program and one is the Homegroup Teacher who delivers a pastoral care programme. Health and Physical Education is delivered all year.

Two other subjects are also studied as either semester or term subjects over the year including: Technology Studies, Food and Nutrition, Textiles, Drama, Music, Art and Italian

This minimises the total number of teachers for year 8 students in any term, to five.

Students choosing the Sport Focus or our Dance option will participate in one double lesson per week for a semester in place of Physical Education.

Over Years 9 to 12 the number of subject choices provided for students increase each year including a range of accredited Vocational subjects at Certificate 1, 2 and 3 level.

For a complete list of subject offerings and their descriptions please refer to the Course Information booklet that is updated each year in term 3.

Transition

A well-established working relationship with local primary schools, which includes an active Year 7/8 Transition / Middle Schooling Hub group, ensures multiple opportunities and visits for new year 8 students and parents before they begin the new year.

Facilities

Millicent High School is committed to progressive education for all students and as a result there have been significant and ongoing improvements to facilities over the last eight years in order to provide the best educational environment. This has included new Science Labs, Resource centre, Dance / Drama room, Middle school block, Art rooms and Textiles room. The Home Economics centre has been recently upgraded and there has been a new outdoor learning area created. This year we begin our ‘STEM Works which will see the re-purposing of our computing rooms, Maths classrooms and part of our Technical Studies centre. For a more detailed description please refer to the Facilities section.