Rossmoyne in a class of its own


Director general of Education Sharyn O’Neill with Rossmoyne SHS students Liz Burke and Omesh Wimalaratne. Picture: Jon Hewson        d449512
Director general of Education Sharyn O’Neill with Rossmoyne SHS students Liz Burke and Omesh Wimalaratne. Picture: Jon Hewson        d449512

The report was prepared over five days and involved a panel of experts, comprising the Department of Education’s Expert Review Group Director and three independent public school principals.

The study was held to identify practices that were contributing to Rossmoyne’s sustained success.

Department director-general Sharyn O’Neill attended a ceremony last Wednesday morning to present the school with a special award to recognise its achievement.

Riverton MLA Mike Nahan said he was not surprised by the report’s findings given Rossmoyne Senior High School’s demonstrated history as one of WA’s premier schools.

“I congratulate the Rossmoyne Senior High School community – its teachers, students, P&C and support staff on receiving this wonderful honour, which it thoroughly deserves,” he said.

“There is a culture at Rossmoyne that is the envy of so many schools throughout WA, in both the public and private sectors, which has not only led it to becoming a top school but has meant that staff and students are continuously seeking to improve.

“This culture has attracted so many people to our local area, as parents understandably want their children to receive the best education possible and learn in Rossmoyne’s successful environment.”

Dr Nahan acknowledged the contribution of former principal Leila Bothams, who left Rossmoyne over the school holiday break to take up a new challenge.

He said the award was achieved due to Ms Bothams’ outstanding leadership.