School looking to partner with the community

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SETTLED IN: New Wangaratta High School principal Brad Moyle with students Luke Grady and Cameron Lovett. PHOTO: Simone Kerwin

A MONTH into his role as its new principal, Brad Moyle has a clear vision for Wangaratta High School’s future.

Mr Moyle believes the school, which currently has 705 students, has the potential to again become the “school of choice” in the rural city, and he said collaborative relationships with the community were central to that plan.

“I see Wangaratta High School as a key element in the system of government education in Wangaratta,” Mr Moyle said.

“We have seen a drift away from government education (in both primary and secondary school) in Wangaratta, but I think if we can demonstrate a strong, supportive pathway from a young age through to secondary, if we can get the community to reinvest in public education, it will hopefully lead to increased enrolment in our public schools.”

Mr Moyle said there was scope to expand concepts like the school’s Showcase program, which sees students work closely with community organisations.

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