Welcome to Strathmore School
It is a privilege to have been appointed principal of Strathmore School at the start of Term 2 2001, and to have the opportunity to continue to build upon the great reputation that the school has.
I hope your and your child's association with Strathmore School will be rewarding.
At Strathmore School, the emphasis is on the children achieving to the very best of their abilities in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics along with developing their skills and knowledge in science, technology, social studies, music, arts and crafts and health and physical education.
Strathmore pupils have always figured prominently among the high schools' best achievers in a range of subjects and have provided more than the school's fair share of Duxes over the past ten years.
In all classes there is an underlying emphasis on promoting the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and cultural growth and development of the children.
We believe that positive reinforcement for good behaviour leads to children who know what is expected of them and behave appropriately. The staff reward good behaviour, and do not accept bad behaviour. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and to accept the consequences of any choices they make.
The secret to any school's success is the quality of the teaching staff. We are fortunate indeed to have a high calibre teaching staff, who are committed to doing the very best for the children in their classrooms and in the school. They are generously funded each year to keep up to date through attendance at In-Service courses or by studying University papers. The children are the ones who benefit from this as well as the teachers.
I hope that you will become involved in the life of the school. Come along to our P.T.A. meetings to find out how you can do this.
My office door is usually open and parents don't need an appointment to see me.