Principal's Statement

Janette Packman

I have been Principal of Waimate High School since 2006 and in that time I have come to know this school as a special place of learning where students have the best possible opportunities that are available. I strive to foster a learning environment that is both supportive and challenging.

My role as Principal is to ensure that every student is well equipped with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and a sense of identity. I believe these are the necessary tools to become productive members of the global community and to develop fully in life. My vision for our students is that they develop a love of learning so they become lifelong learners

I am passionate about learning, and am always seeking ways to improve the educational experiences for our students. I highly value staff professional development to ensure learning programmes are innovative, interesting and effective. Support and encouragement of staff is a high priority, so they can continue to develop and improve their skills.

I believe the best education for our young people involves an holistic approach where students are encouraged to develop their academic, sporting, cultural, social and leadership abilities so they become balanced and well-adjusted people.