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Beacon Foundation School of the Year

Salisbury East High School was named the Beacon Foundation’s School of the Year, also winning the Best Innovation Award, at a national conference in Sydney this April.  

Beacon’s SA Manager, Mandy Rossetto, praised our school for the exemplary work in providing students with the necessary skills and exposure to a myriad of pathways that will better prepare them for the world of work.   

“Strong leadership, a commitment to integrating careers into curriculum across a range of subject areas and year levels, and the way they have gone about developing relationships with local businesses and industry in their community to make learning more authentic are key reasons why Salisbury East High won School of the Year,” Mandy said. 

More than 100 schools from around Australia were represented at the National Conference, with 11 awards presented in total.

Salisbury East High School Principal Jacqui van Ruiten said it takes a community to raise a school.

"Schools can do a certain amount but we’ve discovered that, extending on the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, we believe it takes a community to raise a school.

“The whole community needs to take responsibility for the future of its young people,” she said.

“With the support of Beacon, we have been able to develop better business and community relationships and build the capacity of our staff to provide the best possible opportunities we can to our students.”

Salisbury East High School's second award at the national conference was the Beacon Innovation Award, won for our STEM Wings (Aviation) Project. 

Since joining the program in 2013, Salisbury East High School has brought in around 65 different businesses from our local community to demonstrate links between what students are learning at school and the workforce.

Beacon, a national not for profit organisation, works with over 120 schools, around 12,000 students and thousands of local and national businesses and industries to help young people successfully transition from school to meaningful employment.  

Principal Jacqui van Ruiten, Assistant Principal Mark Hodgson, Year 12 students Daniel Maguire, Aleksandra Ivosevic and Nathien Wex, and Beacon SA Manager Mandy Rossetto are pictured above with the two awards.

To learn more about The Beacon Foundation, click here.

Created on Friday, 10 July 2015 10:28:17 PM