Principal welcomes a new year at Victor Harbor High School

A new year: Victor Harbor High School Principal Amanda O'Shea is looking forward to her ninth year in the role and the challenges and opportunities of 2020.

A new year: Victor Harbor High School Principal Amanda O'Shea is looking forward to her ninth year in the role and the challenges and opportunities of 2020.

Ms Amanda O'Shea is beginning her ninth year at Victor Harbor High as principal and is busily preparing for the 2020 school year.

Ms O'Shea, who's passion is neuroscience said she loved the creativity involved in her position and both the inspiration and challenges Victor Harbor High provides.

"Whilst really valuing the traditions and history of the school, I'm also drawn to the present and the possibilities of the future," said Ms O'Shea.

"A particular highlight has been forming a very strong partnership with the other schools across the Southern Fleurieu.

"This group meets four times a year and promotes all schools being on the same page regarding student learning and wellbeing."

At Victor Harbor High, school based programs including marine science, arts, international education, Asia market day, as well as the Ngarrindjeri Language Program are highly regarded.

2020 will see the introduction of a house system across the school, developed in conjunction with the 2019 student leadership team.

This system aims to build team spirit and enhance school culture by providing a greater sense of belonging.

The student leaders were particularly keen to have opportunities for peer mentoring and support, to improve student's leadership skills and connections with each other.

2020 also brings the completion of all building projects at the school, which Ms O'Shea said was achievement "to be celebrated."

Under Ms O'Shea's leadership, the school is continuing to evolve and is looking forward its new phase of including Year 7 students in 2022.