Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to New Town High School for 2020

We are a member of the Hobart City Partnership Schools.  An exciting collaboration to provide specialised pathways to the successful completion of Year 12 for all students.  We work with Elizabeth College and Ogilvie High School to deliver learning to over 2,000 students across the three campuses.  Our school provides boys only learning in classes in Years 7 and 8 (Middle School).  In Years 9-12 we provide a mix of boys only and co-ed classes.  Students in Years 11-12 can study at either of the campuses or at all three.  This allows each partner school to provide a broader curriculum and more individual-focused education.  The partner school model provides shared student support services in many areas and will assist with an effective transition from one stage of schooling to the next.

Together we provide our students with a high-quality education that is facilitated through a caring and supportive school environment.  We acknowledge and cater to the different needs and talents of each and every boy in our care.  New Town High School prepares students for further and continuing education, for future employment and to be positive members of a democratic society.  Our students are taught using the Visible Learning approach that is proven, by extensive research, to be effective. New Town High School students and teachers are in the process of developing a shared common language of learning in which Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are clear.  Feedback is valued and students and teachers constantly self-assess for improvement.  As a result, our students are adaptable and effective communicators, collaborators and creative thinkers.

Visible Learning is teaching our students “how to learn”. Furthermore, our teachers use research and collaborate with each other to improve on their teaching, which as a direct result, benefits our students.  We endeavor to develop learners of resilient and respectful character who can lead fulfilling and productive lives within our increasingly globalised and technologically advanced society.

Our 700 learners prosper from first-class learning activities in the fields of academic study,  health and physical education,  social development,  cultural pursuits and special interest programs.  This commitment is met through the structures of the curriculum and through the creation of a positive and supportive learning environment in which learners are challenged to maximise their educational opportunities.  Our teaching teams are engaged in continuous cycles of professional inquiry that foster ongoing professional development in our pursuit of teaching excellence.

Parents choose New Town High School for their sons’ secondary education for a variety of reasons.  We celebrate a proud heritage with a strong professional reputation which has been developed through family association, valued traditions, excellence in teaching and learning, sport, international opportunity and extra-curricula activities.

Our timeless and ever-relevant motto,  ‘We Build for the Future’  highlights students forward-thinking nature of the programs that we offer.  Our motto, vision, mission and core values statements guide our strategic directions and influence our professional decision-making processes.  We embed our finest traditions and professional heritage as We Build For The Future.

 

Dave Kilpatrick,
PRINCIPAL