Reservoir High is a middle sized Year 7-12 school located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs surrounded by parkland and sporting facilities. Reservoir High provides excellent educational outcomes for all students in a positive, caring and supportive learning community where diversity is celebrated and valued, lifelong learning is embraced and all students have the opportunity to develop as leaders in their community. The school’s enrolment is currently around 600. It is anticipated that the school will grow to approximately 750 in the near future. Trends in the student, parents and staff surveys have been increasingly positive and we have outstanding results.
Our Strategic Plan has a strong focus on Teaching and Learning. Our Leadership structure has been redesigned and improved which more accurately reflects the needs of the students and staff. The school has two Principal class officers, 60 Teaching Staff and 20 Educational Support staff. Outstanding features which draw students to our school include opportunities in our Selected Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL Program), Drama, Dance and Music performance as well as a range of pathways including VCE, VCAL and VET. Our school continually strives to improve its facilities with our state of the art 260 seat Reservoir High Performing Arts Centre opened in April 2016 and in the near future we will open our International Standard netball and tennis courts.
Reservoir High Values – Diversity, Excellence & Success are demonstrated every day. Diversity adds to the richness and quality of the students’ educational experience with a significant EAL student cohort and over 60 cultural groups represented in the school. The Reservoir High International Student Program comprises of over 20 students which provides a further global perspective. In 2015 our Sister School relationship with the Tianjin Muzhai Middle School in China was formally recognised. Tours from our Sister School have already commenced and Reservoir High recently undertook its first successful China Tour in April 2016.
Excellence is demonstrated by our ability to engage our students and encourage them to pursue individual and team pursuits, for example, debating, maths competitions, dance and theatre productions, science presentations and local and international community projects. We recognise and celebrate the success of all students, by awards at our regular whole school assemblies or year level assemblies, through our fortnightly newsletter as well as our reporting system which informs parents and guardians of their child’s progress every five weeks.
At Reservoir High we strive to support students during their academic journey, to achieve success and giving them every opportunity to gain entrance into university, TAFE and employment. Our school has a strong focus on improved learning outcomes with a supportive, yet decisive student management philosophy. Our student attendance figures are excellent, our engaging curriculum, high expectations and student voice contribute to the overall positive and focused educational learning environment. Our large Student Wellbeing Team comprises of a full time Student Wellbeing Coordinator, School Nurse and Salvation Army Chaplain. Our careers team also provide significant support to the students and their families.
We welcome the opportunity to share with you the successes and achievements at Reservoir High and look forward to meeting you soon.