From the Principal

Our Principal, Ms Samara Chisholm.

Samara came to Canberra High School at the beginning of 2013 as SLC for SOSE. Samara became our Deputy Principal at the end of 2015. She has taught for 19 years, in English, SOSE and Science and has been SLC at Amaroo School.

From Samara…

As an Instructional Leader my priority is to ensure quality learning for all students that promotes enthusiastic independent learners committed to lifelong learning.

At Canberra High School I believe that all students should have the opportunity to succeed and have a variety of pathways available to them. We provide opportunities for our students to develop their individual talents through dynamic curriculum and engaging extra curricula activities. Our CARES values ensure that our long-standing strong sense of excellence continues and grows with our students.

Teaching is a dynamic profession and as new knowledge about teaching and learning emerges, new types of expertise are required by educators. Educators must keep abreast of this knowledge base and use it to continually refine their conceptual and pedagogical skills. My role as principal is to seek, guide and support teachers in this process. All our teachers are specialists in their areas ensuring they provide innovative and engaging learning opportunities for our students.

Developing and maintaining positive partnerships with students, families and carers and all those associated with wider school community is vital to the success of a school. I welcome you to be a part of our learning community of teachers and parents working together to support our students.