As much as things change, things stay the same. School communities are created and based on a foundation of human relationships. When these relationships are respectful, hopeful and caring there is nothing we cannot achieve for young people.
In 2011, our staff committed to our school mission that every day in every classroom, every student learns well, is known, respected and cared for.
Our school, established in 1998 following the merger of Acacia Ridge and Salisbury high schools, has seen many changes in the past years. The coming years will see changes that only exist in our dreams at present!
Technology is changing all aspects of our lives. In the field of learning it is allowing young people to access information whenever and wherever they choose. It is allowing them to engage with learning outside the four walls of a classroom. The teacher is no longer the only ‘expert’ and the technology that young people use to connect with each other and the wider world in their everyday lives is a central and important aspect of their world. It is one that schools and teachers must acknowledge and respect if schools are to maintain their relevance in the learning lives of young people.
At Nyanda we strive to create a learning environment that will cater for the needs of the 21st century learning. An environment that is safe, engaging and supportive. An environment that values and respects every young person who walks through our doors. Our school aims to deliver effective education for real outcomes for every student and most of all it provides students the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful time of their lives and look back on their years at Nyanda with joy and pride in all that they have achieved.
Fiona McKenna - Principal