Schools stand united

Mirrabooka Education Support Centre principal Adrian Piers, Mirrabooka Senior High School principal Wayne Austin and Mirrabooka Primary School principal Chris Brackenreg. d416124
Mirrabooka Education Support Centre principal Adrian Piers, Mirrabooka Senior High School principal Wayne Austin and Mirrabooka Primary School principal Chris Brackenreg. d416124

Mirrabooka Senior High School principal Wayne Austin said the precinct had been in operation for several years, with all schools sharing a close relationship that continued to grow.

‘We are in a unique situation with all three schools sharing the one site,’ Mr Austin said.

‘Precinct meetings are held twice a term and there is a conscious effort to further strengthen the ties through a joint council.’

Mr Austin said a joint council would ensure students and the schools would benefit from the model, with all students guaranteed a seamless transition from kindergarten through to graduation.

‘We have received a strong commitment from our joint council members and an endorsement to use the council to develop and enhance relationships and opportunities for our school community,’ Mr Austin said.

‘It is envisaged that the council will be a significant support mechanism for students, staff, parents and care givers.’

Mr Austin said a consultation process set up between the schools had seen unanimous support for the concept, with each school reporting that its members clearly saw the benefits that would come from having significant expertise assisting schools, though it would not change the governance of the individual schools.

‘The school Precinct Board is now fully operational, with a real positive belief that it will make a difference to our schools both individually and collectively,’ he said.