Picnic Point High School

Knowledge is Life

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Principal's Message

Picnic Point High School was established in 1962. Last year we celebrated our school's 60th anniversary.

Currently, there are approximately 1000 students with a staff of 90 including teachers and support staff.  We offer a diverse curriculum while maintaining a strong, nurturing student welfare program focused on engaging students within a culture of support and high expectations.

The school has an outstanding and proud reputation in the community for providing quality education within a caring and well-disciplined environment.  Our school strives to create a dynamic learning environment that encourages all students to achieve their personal best and become responsible, informed young members of society.

Our school's image in the community is enhanced by students' exemplary achievements in external examinations including NAPLAN and in the Higher School Certificate.  The wide range of students' sporting achievements also contributes to the strong reputation of the school.

The school is in the final stages of a major upgrade to the administration building and L block, a new TAS and CAPA building. State and Federal Governments along with the generosity of a very active and supportive Parents and Citizens Association) have continued to improve our facilities and resources including:

  • an upgraded wi-fi network to support our BYOD program (Years 7-9 ONLY in 2023);
  • 75" Interactive Panelboard 5 year plan across all classrooms;
  • a designated learning centre for individual student assistance;
  • an afternoon tutorial program staffed by teachers;
  • 3 music practice rooms;
  • a specialised drama room;
  • a commercial kitchen;
  • a commercial coffee machine for VET hospitality (food & beverage);
  • senior deck area;
  • an international sized sporting gymnasium;
  • a weights/fitness centre;
  • outdoor basketball courts;
  • an AstroTurf futsal court;
  • an amphitheatre, and
  • a 25 seater school bus.

We strongly believe that positive interpersonal relations are the single most important ingredient in our successful school. Students, parents, visitors to the school and teachers comment on the very positive, sociable, friendly and warm atmosphere. You cannot mandate such a feeling. It is the soul and culture of our school and is the product of talented students, supportive parents and committed, quality teachers learning and working together to enhance student outcomes.

I wish all students the very best in academic achievement and personal growth.

Sharon Byron