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Principal's welcome

 
WELCOME TO LOWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
 
Principal’s Message
  
Student Success Means Everything
Thank you for your interest in Lowood State High School.  We look forward to having you as part of our school community. 
 
All students at Lowood State High School are encouraged and supported to strive to achieve personal excellence.  Our standards are high to support every student to achieve success.
 
High Expectations
A strong relationship which exists between students, teachers and parents at our school is crucial to the maintenance of these high standards and attainment of student goals.
We are a school which encourages our young people to develop attitudes of independence, initiative, self-discipline and a strong sense of belonging.  Our school is a safe place where all students can pursue their studies and achieve personal excellence.
 
All our interactions are based on following beliefs which underpin our work every day:
 
 Two Mantras:
  •  Every student matters everyday
  • All students can be high achievers
 Three Imperatives (for engagement):
  • Student trusts and respects teacher
  • Work at their level
  • Friends at school
 Four Pillars:
  • Teacher accountable learning
  • Explicit instruction
  • Moving student knowledge from short term to long term memory
  • Effective relationships between teachers and students
 Six Givens:
  • Relationships - student, teacher, parent
  • High Expectations - work and behaviour
  • Presentation and Handwriting - high expectations
  • Correction - timely and accurate
  • Display - student work
  • Classroom Tone - positive, focused, engaged
 
Some points of difference that distinguish Lowood State High School from its competitors are:
 
  • All students in Yrs 11 & 12 are assigned an Academic Coach who assists their student to achieve personal excellence.
  • Caring and passionate teachers
  • Strong leadership that is shared
  • Quality pathways in academic and vocational opportunities
  • School of opportunity with Maths & Science Excellence and Sports Excellence
 
At Lowood State High School we allow for a broad range of talents to perform at their optimum level whether it be in the academic arena, in the Arts, on the sporting fields and developing student leadership.  We are very keen to build on our strengths.
 
Lowood is a school for every student and central to our core business is the belief that all students can succeed and achieve their goals with our job being to steer them on this journey.
 
Welcome to Lowood State High – we are about ensuring every student achieves success.  
 
Anne McLauchlan
Principal