HHHS Open Day was an enormous success with over 500 people in attendance. Tremendous interest and enthusiasm from all involved - especially our prospective students for 2014 and onwards
What an exceptional Open Day! My thanks and congratulations to everyone involved: staff, parents and students.
The lead up to Open Day is significant and long term. Planning commences in Term 4, 2012; school visits and advertising take place once the new school year starts with discussions within P & C, the school's Executive and Faculty meetings to refine the program and the day's activities.
Obviously, these processes have been refined over the years to ensure the day's success. Whilst our Science Faculty captured visitors' attention with breath-taking experiments, each faculty emphasised interactive activities with a backdrop of impressive displays of photos and student works.
Consistently, the feedback reinforced what we all know about our school. Our visitors value our magnificent site and the luxury of space and peace it provides to our students. Repeatedly, people with whom I spoke valued our sense of community, the strong parent and student presence, the atmosphere of the school and the professional conversations that took place between parents and teachers.
We are lucky at Hunters Hill High School. Whilst our growth over the past decade has exceeded 150%, our 6.6 hectare will allow us to grow. As we grow each year, it's important that we treasure and sustain our close, caring community and the strong values that are so evident throughout the school community. At the same time, high expectations and impressive student achievement must continue to be attained and valued within our school.
Everyone who contributed to Open Day is deserving of special thanks but particularly the two people who are the mainstays of our Marketing and Promotions team - English and CAPA teacher, Iva Slavica and Martha Maroon from the school office.