On Friday 9th September 2016, we welcomed our esteemed Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, to our school where he spoke in detail with teachers, parents and students about technology, literacy and learning.
Minister Piccoli was incredibly impressed with our outstanding school; especially the students who he interviewed. These students were also filmed by the Department of Education media crew, to be shared at a future symposium of educational leaders on student learning in the 21st century. Minister Piccoli engaged with teachers from across our school, listening to the quality learning projects that are currently making strong improvements to student learning outcomes in literacy, transition and high academic achievement in Stage 6.
Our local member for Hughes, Lee Evans, also attended our school, and engaged in rich discussion about the plans for our Support Unit Life Skills room and Outdoor Learning area; a project that is being jointly funded by the school and our highly valued Parents and Citizens Association. Mr Evans is an avid supporter of our school, not only as our local member of Parliament, but also as an Alumnus of Engadine High School. We look forward to working with him in the near future on projects across our school.
The day was a timely reminder to us all that we are part of a dynamic and flourishing school community that is rich in quality teaching and learning; something of which we are all incredibly proud. Our state-of-the-art facilities, grounds and learning experiences were showcased on the day, reinforcing why we are a school of excellence in academics, the performing arts, sports and social justice action. Thank you to all teachers, parents and students who contributed to the event, especially our Hospitality students whose exceptional catering skills ensured a luscious and flavoursome end to the day.