Miller Technology High School

PER CULTURAM - Promoting Growth and Development

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A message from our principal

Principal’s Welcome Message

Dear parents and carers,

In choosing Miller Technology High School you have selected a high-quality public school for your child's education.  Today, as your child begins another exciting chapter in life’s journey, I would like to talk to you about our history, about what we do, what we believe in and what we value.

In April 1964 it was announced that two new high schools were to be built in Liverpool, Lurnea High School and Miller High School in the then, Green Valley housing estate.  Our school was named after the Miller family who were pioneer cultivators of vineyards in the area.

Miller High School opened in February 1965 with the motto – ‘per culturam’ or ‘by cultivation’ reflecting the rich agricultural history of the area.  The school’s shield was to contain a book and a bunch of grapes signifying the cultivation of mind and character in ‘promoting growth and development’ – the school’s vision.

In 1990 we gained Technology High School status with our school shield now to incorporate a satellite dish symbolising communication.

The Intensive English Centre, established in 1982 provides English instruction and cultural orientation for new arrivals and refugees.  Our Support Unit opened in 2015 and provides high quality educational experiences for students with special learning needs and support for their families.

Today, we are a diverse and culturally rich school with a population of around 750, including 85% of families from Language Backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) and 9% Aboriginal students.

Students and families often speak of their connection within our community, with each other and staff.  These quality relationships then extend to the classroom and underpin a rich and diverse learning opportunities we have available.

We encourage acceptance and harmony through an understanding of other cultures.  This is enhanced by student leadership opportunities and the involvement of the school community in celebrative events including ANZAC and Remembrance Day, Multi-cultural Day, Harmony Day, International Women’s Day, Autism Acceptance Week, Refugee and NAIDOC Week.

With our RISE core values of Respect, Inspire, Safe and Excel focused on our vision of ‘promoting growth and development’ we are committed to providing a well-rounded education, focused on the current and future needs of each unique young person in our care.  Our hope is that they become confident, capable, well-educated young people with the intent to co-create a better world.

As a community school we value the individuality and talents of each student and I encourage you to connect with our story and discover our mission alive in our people, structures and experiences and take time to read the information in our 2023 Student Handbook.

Our newsletter, "Miller Messenger” is sent to families and community via our school webpage and School Stream App every two weeks during term.  I also invite you to visit our Facebook page so you can stay in touch with all the great teaching and learning happening in our school.

I look forward to working with our new families in a successful partnership as we educate and empower your children to have happy and successful lives.

Dr Ken Edge