School Context Statement
The core values of Modbury High School are based around our priorities; to create excellence in student–centered 21st century learning in a global context, to provide a high-quality education to all students so that they develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful in life and to maintain a culture of respect, rigour and high achievement. Students are provided with a safe, supportive learning environment with an engaging curriculum which empowers students to be successful citizens.
We have a proud history of achievement in many fields including academics, sports, Pedal Prix, Visual Art, Design and Music. Our diverse curriculum enables students to select a variety of subjects which provide the background for various career pathways and success in SACE. Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses are particularly popular with students who are looking for flexible learning options and pathways into employment and/or further study at tertiary institutions. A variety of pathways can lead to University or TAFE.
Students enjoy a range of amenities including a modern Visual Arts Centre, a dedicated Year 12 study and recreation area, a multipurpose library containing a multimedia suite and STEM Career Room, a well-equipped Gymnasium, Technology, Music and Home Economics facilities, excellent grounds and ovals, tennis courts and an auditorium.
Teaching a 21st Century STEM Curriculum in a new state of the art STEM Centre provides students with opportunities to use their knowledge and understanding in solving real world problems. The STEM Centre includes a fabrications laboratory, robotics and electronic laboratories, multipurpose wet/dry laboratories, a flexible maker space, breakout tutorial rooms and multi-tiered presentation room.
Our school offers many extra-curricular activities for students, including participation in an extensive range of sports (including a biennial tour to the USA playing basketball), co-curricular ensembles including the stage band, concert band, voice and guitar ensemble, excursions to Canberra and the snow. In addition, students from countries in Europe and Asia enroll in Modbury High School’s well-regarded international education program which includes both long and short-term stays. Interactions with overseas students including school overseas trips contribute to our students’ understanding of and appreciation of other cultures.