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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

No individual element of our practice is revolutionary, it is the way in which our ideas are combined and embedded with rigour and simplicity.  It is really about being values driven, having a clear vision, focusing relentlessly on results, operating strict routines, doing the simple things well every day and building strong relationships at all levels.

At Shelfield we have created a culture of success through the operation of strict routines and protocols and an unwavering focus on results and by offering the very best teaching and support students learn, behave and are well mannered.  Teachers teach with skill and rigour and staff and students enjoy what they do together.  In our achievement-orientated culture it is cool to work hard and to want to learn and this is a reflection of our commitment to performance transparency and accountability of student results and achievement in our academy.

Stuart Turnbull - Principal

We want all our community to subscribe to our values as we know that having a common set of values unites and brings people together to work towards a common goal.  Our values are important because they demonstrate our commitment to aspiration, positivity, responsibility and achievement in our daily actions and interactions.  We try to use these words as much as possible in conversations at Shelfield.

Aspiration:  We are committed to ensuring that we have high aspirations for our students and that we support them to achieve challenging goals.  We want our students to aim high, pursue their dreams and think 'big'!

Positivity:  We have a positive culture here at Shelfield – we value the contribution of others and work together to achieve our vision.  We expect our students to smile!  Students are expected to be polite and well mannered, adopting a positive attitude to learning at all times.

Responsibility:  There is no more important responsibility than ensuring your child has a positive future.  Our staff take this responsibility seriously and are committed to ensuring that your child has a positive experience here at Shelfield. We expect our students to take responsibility for their attitude to learning, behaviour and attendance, and for parents to support our high expectations.

Achievement:  Our academy is one where students are rewarded and recognised for their personal achievements. We believe that by ensuring students and staff have high aspirations, are positive and accept their responsibilities, this will lead to outstanding achievements.

Our Mission: Our mission is simple: we aim to raise achievement, remove barriers to learning and most importantly, open doors for our young people to allow them to have the life choices and opportunities that they deserve.  Our students will become confident, motivated, skilled and happy learners, inspired, supported and challenged to achieve success.