Department of Education Learners First
Department of Education - Learners First
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Principal Welcome

2023 is an exciting year for Taroona High School as we are, for the first time in our history, a high school that offers teaching and learning from Year 7 to 12.  After our first cohort of Year 11 students completed their studies last year we have now extended our offerings and are building up our staff teaching at our UTAS campus, while also increasing our student numbers.  The foundations are strong, with exceptional learning occurring from all of our Year 11 students in 2022.

Our school prides itself on being an open and inclusive school community where student voice is recognised and welcomed as being key to the school’s successes. Our curriculum is designed to cater for the individual needs, aspirations and dreams of each and every student. Staff and students work together to construct a learning environment that encourages participation, engagement and excellence. At the centre of all school decisions are the needs of students and meeting these needs.

Parents, carers, students and members of the school community highly value the outstanding programs available at the school. Our physical location, nestled on the shore of the Derwent Estuary, provides our students with a learning environment equal of any in the world. Our learning spaces make the most of our natural environment, seeking to prepare young people to live with, and contribute to, the health of our region.

Access to technology is extensive with a mix of specialist areas for learning opportunities embedding digital technology as a tool for learning and pedagogy that fosters student individual and peer learning. Our specialist areas of Music, Fine and Performing Arts are engaging and students’ performances in these areas is exemplary.

All students are encouraged to do their best, with high expectations on every learner’s achievement and growth.  Our teachers work hard to ensure that curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are clearly articulated, shared and used to support each learner’s needs.   We take pride in the academic, sporting and cultural achievements of our students, past and present. We provide additional support for students, ensuring no child slips through the cracks. The purpose of our work is clear: to develop learning for and with our students to raise achievement, aspiration and retention. 

It would be my pleasure to share our school with you and I welcome you to meet with me to view the school and witness the outstanding learning happening at Taroona High School. Please feel free to contact the office to make an appointment.


Charles White