Mosman High School

Telephone02 9968 1006

Emailmosman-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information refer to:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information refer to: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information refer to: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs visit Disability, learning and support

Anti-bullying

Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.

SRC Presidents for 2022

Congratulations to our new SRC presidents:

  1. Stella Meier
  2. William Osborne

The SRC at Mosman High School:

  • is elected by fellow students
  • represents students on school committees
  • has a voice in decision making
  • is an advocate for the students of the school
  • strengthens relationships within the community by attending local events and interschool functions
  • raises funds and awareness for many local charities
  • has regular meetings every Tuesday to discuss any matters and issues at hand

Some of its recent achievements include:

  • revising the school’s well-being policy
  • purchasing a plasma screen for use in the D Block to broadcast students’ achievements
  • raising approximately $1,000 for Bandanna Day 2017
  • holding a successful SRC presentation night
  • running successful SRC days

The teaching staff are very pleased with the involvement of many students in various working parties including environment, welfare and sport. Student input and viewpoints are invaluable. The Student Leadership Working Party has had a strong representation of students from all years. SRC leaders from Years 7 – 12 engage in vigorous discussion and develop interesting proposals to enhance student engagement at school.

Careers

The school has a full time careers teacher who delivers career information as part of the Year 9 and 10 curriculum and provides ongoing advice and information about university and TAFE courses. The careers teacher provides expertise to other staff in implementing the school-to-work components of Stages 4 and 5 subject curriculum. The careers role also involves coordinating students who are enrolled in TAFE courses that form part of their HSC curriculum. Many of these courses have a vocational orientation that assist students to gain valuable employment skills.

The aim of Career Education is to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to make informed decisions about school and post-school options and enable their active participation in working life.

The learning process in Career education is both ongoing and recurring. If students are to be adequately prepared to make realistic career decisions about school and post-school options, they need to be continually reviewing, updating and expanding their awareness and understanding of the world of work.

To achieve the outcomes of the program students in class are able to do a basic self -directed search which will produce a list of occupations, matching the responses to the questions for which they may have an interest; they are all issued with the Job Guide; all attend the Northern Beaches Careers market in May and may participate in Work Experience throughout the year.

Students are all expected to develop their own action plan and career and training pathway and know how to compose a resume, write a job application letter and research jobs and careers on the internet. Guest speakers are invited to the school to present seminars on goal setting, interview skills and other topics.

Students in year 12 are able to do a computer program, which produces an interest profile and possible career paths. They are all issued with the UAC Guide, outlining all university options, are assisted in applying for scholarships and access schemes; and those applying for TAFE are issued with the TAFE application forms.

All students are encouraged to make a time to speak to the Careers Adviser concerning their career choices.