Our School Vision

Melville Senior High School is the school of choice for our local and wider community.

In achieving our vision,
Melville Senior High School:

Provides a distinctive, comprehensive education.
Delivers strong academic and vocational pathways.
Implements effective pastoral care programs.
Ensures all students are given the opportunity to become confident, innovative and successful learners.
Supports students in the process of defining themselves as they prepare to meet the challenges of the future and contribute positively to our society.

Our School Purpose

Our purpose at Melville Senior High School is to graduate confident, innovative and successful citizens prepared to contribute positively to our society.

To achieve our purpose Melville Senior High School:

  • Provides a world class education through high quality teaching.
  • Provides pathways recognising that each student is an individual who will explore different opportunities that require differentiated educational experiences.
  • Creates partnerships with our parents/carers, the broader community, the primary schools in our learning corridor and with post-secondary education providers to facilitate optimum learning opportunities for our students and staff.
  • Engages the community in defining our future directions.
  • Embraces a supportive and caring pastoral care system, recognising that close attention to the needs, welfare and development of students and staff forms the foundation of a safe, friendly and successful learning environment.

Our School Values

At Melville Senior High School we value:

Our Teaching and Learning Framework

Teaching and Learning is at the heart of our purpose at Melville Senior High School. We are committed to the creation of a teaching and learning environment that supports all students to engage in their learning and become confident, innovative and successful learners. We have developed an approach to teaching and learning that supports all students to achieve their goals and meet future challenges.
Our approach to teaching and learning practice is aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and is communicated more specifically through our Teaching and Learning Framework. This framework reflects the shared beliefs of our staff about high quality teaching and professional practice and guides teacher practice at our school to ensure the success of every student. Our actions and behaviour are guided by seven (7) key pillars (our ‘Pillars of Pedagogy’):

Aligning curriculum and assessment.

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with high expectations for engagement and achievement.
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Engaging, innovative and differentiated curriculum and teaching (pedagogy).
  • A commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Ongoing reflection, analysis and change.
  • Building and maintaining successful partnerships.