Principal's Welcome

Modbury High School is a comprehensive school with 50 years of strong traditions and the provision of excellent education for its students.

Its motto “Finem Respice”, meaning consider the end, provides direction for all members of the community and especially our students.

It encourages them to think about the end point of their high school life and consider what and who they want to be.

Our School culture of High Achievement and an Ethos of Respect guides our students throughout their journey and it constantly reminds them of their purpose.

Students attending Modbury High School experience a safe and supportive learning environment. They are encouraged to do their personal best in all activities they undertake whether it is a subject they are studying or an extra curriculum activity.

Our teachers are highly passionate and committed to support every student to achieve their personal best at every level of schooling and pathway.

Parent involvement is valued and encouraged by joining Governing Council, attending school working bees, attendance at parent teacher interviews, regular communication with teachers and supporting extra-curricular activities.

We look forward to working as a team to provide the best educational outcome for your student.

Joanne Costa

Our School Motto

We believe in a culture of achievement in a respectful and rigorous learning environment

Principles that underpin the statement:

  • A meaningful and relevant education will provide a range of opportunities to meet life’s challenges and enable social mobility
  • The Respect Ethos of Modbury High School should determine our actions
  • Striving for our personal best, in all aspects of school life, is an expectation of the whole school community
  • Effective communication and collaboration will enhance the achievement of success
  • The school recognises student diversity and will provide a variety of pathways to meet student needs. We also recognise that many of our students aspire to achieve a higher education
  • Positive behaviour is linked to a positive learning culture
  • The school recognises and celebrates success for effort in an orderly, supportive and academically focused environment
  • Clarity of Purpose and Unity of Action through collaboration and teamwork will predicate success
  • Transparency in and access to decision-making will enable all to contribute to and have ownership for the direction that Modbury High School takes into the future.

Modbury High School promotes respect:

  • respect yourself
  • respect others
  • respect your own property
  • respect the property of others
  • respect the name of the school

This ethos describes the spirit characteristic of this school and expected of all members within the school. The school discipline policy is based upon the ethos of RESPECT.

We believe in a culture of achievement in a respectful and rigorous learning environment