Alstonville High School is a co-educational, comprehensive school with a proud reputation for academic, sporting and cultural achievement and excellent teaching. We enjoy strong links with our community and promote important values of integrity, responsibility and respect for others. Our extensive range of academic and vocational subjects deliver great opportunities for success and cater to individual talents.
We also have excellent programs for our gifted and talented students and students with special needs. We pride ourselves on our well-being programs that develop students' leadership skills including our Student Representative Council and peer support initiatives. Valued partnerships with our parents are very important to us. We warmly welcome parent feedback and involvement in school life.
We are very proud of our school, the achievements of our students and staff and the positive relationships we establish with families.
Alstonville High School has an Aboriginal Education Support group made up of staff, parents, carers and students. Our Aboriginal Student Support Officer is Rachel Varella. We work in partnership with AECG and are a member of the Federal Government DARE TO LEAD coalition.
We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identify of our Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.
We encourage Aboriginal students to learn how to negotiate and develop strategies by providing unique leadership opportunities.
Alstonville High School Library Mission Statement
Library staff at AHS is dedicated to providing and promoting intellectual and physical access for all to an extensive range of print, digital, and electronic resources, tools and technologies which will:
meet the educational needs of all members of our staff and student body
enhance and enrich our educational philosophy and curriculum
stimulate interest and independence in literacy
encourage our staff and students to create and manipulate ideas and information efficiently and effectively so that they may become independent life-long learners
fulfil and comply with the contents of the Handbook for school libraries (2nd edition)