At PA High, we believe that every community deserves access to a world class education matching the very best state or private schools in the country. Our absolute focus is delivering that high standard of education so that we realise every student’s potential to be a responsible, articulate and successful individual. Our vision is that when students leave PA High, they will do so with real options: to go to the best universities or training opportunities/pathways so that they can succeed there.
From the very first day in Year Seven, we inspire and teach our children to think deeply about the world and where they see themselves in it by harnessing their limitless potential. We believe that all children can and will achieve and work hard with our staff and our parent community to do this. We are not modest in what we think our children and families can achieve. This is because we believe that effort, not natural ability, and sincerity, is the route to future success. We believe that children who internalise the ethic of hard work and excellence will be set up for success in later life. We challenge our students to work very hard: certainly, in lessons, but also at home, where our homework is designed to maximise retention of knowledge and the practise of key skills.