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 (7 - 12 from 2022)

Index of Disadvantage

2

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 370 students, including the Millicent Community Learning Centre for delivering our Flexible Learning Option program. MHS also manages the Independent Learning Centre in Mount Gambier which caters for another 70 FLO students bringing the total enrolment to around 440. MHS is unique in that it manages two FLO centres.

Students in Millicent come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and there is a small indigenous group of students.

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

To empower students to develop a positive mindset for the future and acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions that will allow them to be resilient lifelong learners, leaders and respectful members of our community.

Values

Site Priorities

Millicent High School regularly analyses data and uses a continuous ‘Agile Improvement Cycle’ led by our Leadership Team and enacted through Learning Teams and Faculties. This drives our improvement agenda including both the termly and annual review of our Site Improvement Plan. Literacy, Numeracy and improved student engagement through formative assessment and feedback are our three goals in our Site Improvement Plan. See complete plan Site Improvement Plan .

Organisation

Millicent High School mainstream is led by a Senior Leader for each or the two year bands of secondary schooling, Years 7(from 2022) & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12.

The Curriculum

In Year 7 and 8 all students undertake a common curriculum. Two teachers deliver the Core Curriculum. One teaching I.S (Integrated Studies) which includes English, Humanities, Literacy and Cultural Studies; the other teaching Mathematics, Numeracy and Science. One of these core teachers is the Homegroup Teacher and also delivers the pastoral care programme. The Arts, Technology and Health and Physical Education are each collaboratively delivered by a team of three teachers.

From Year 9 students are able to make some choices outside of the Core Curriculum, with the number of subject choices provided for students increasing each year up to Year 12 including a range of accredited Vocational subjects.

For a complete list of subject offerings, subject descriptions and flow charts please refer to the: Course Information booklet .

Transition

A well-established working relationship with local primary schools, which includes an active Year 6/7/8 Transition / Middle Schooling Hub group, ensures multiple opportunities and visits for new year 7 & 8 students and parents before they begin the new year. In recent years there has been a year 7/8 Collaboration project that has involved year 8 teachers and students working with a number of local primary schools.

Facilities

Millicent High School is committed to a progressive and modern education for all students and to support this there are ongoing improvements to facilities. Recently was the refurbishment of the Technology Studies building and the creation of our upstairs STEM wing. Ready for the start of 2021 was the refurbishment of the corridor outside our year 9 – 12 teaching rooms and relocation of lockers.