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Bundaberg State High School is one of the oldest state high schools in Queensland, having opened its doors in 1912 on the banks of the Burnett River. The school’s motto is ‘per ardua ad astra’, which loosely translates as ‘through hard work, the stars’, and this set of values informs the expectations of all at BSHS.
“As a RBP coach it was most rewarding to see the personal growth of the students, their rise in confidence and the feeling of achievement on the faces of the students during their sessions and after their race.“
Mr Wallace – Run Beyond Teacher – Bundaberg State High School.
Canley Vale State High School have developed teaching and learning programs to suit their local context and the needs of their students. Their professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for the students wellbeing.
As the newest secondary school in its region, Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie is a learning faith community in the Mercy tradition. Commencing with Years 7 and 8 in 2021, the College will grow by 2025 to support young people through to Year 12.
“I learnt that I can break school down to chunks, like I broke down the race. It helped me do tests this term (and) I learnt I am a good runner!”
Planning and reporting help Chifley College Mount Druitt Campus meet the needs of their community, improve the quality of teaching and enhance outcomes for all of their students.
Their professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for the child’s wellbeing.
“The Run Beyond Project has given students opportunities to set and commit to goals they would have never otherwise believed attainable.”
Mr Perrett. Run Beyond Teacher – Chifley College Shalvey Campus
Coomealla High School caters for students from years 7 to 12 offering a broad curriculum and extensive extra curricular activities.
Coomealla has developed a Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) in consultation with their community, identifying student outcomes and connected to a budget.
It demonstrates the schools alignment and commitment to excellence as part of public education in NSW to ensure a profound difference to the ongoing growth and development of students.
Engadine High School is a comprehensive high school located 45 minutes south of the Sydney CBD adjacent to the Royal National Park. They are proud to provide the very best educational and extra–curricular opportunities for all students
“[The Run Beyond Project] … taught me to… believe in myself and push myself.”
Gorokan High School has a history of HSC success. Academically selective and comprehensive, they welcome selective, local and special needs students.
Gorokan embrace the Stronger Smarter philosophy for Aboriginal students, building achievement through cultural strengthening.
“The Run Beyond Project was amazing for our small group from Gorokan this year. The boys are still pumped from their accomplishments and achieving goals they never thought they could. Such a worthy program and a life-changing experience for the students.”
Ms MacKinnon. Run Beyond Teacher – Gorokan High School
Gulgong High School is a small, rural, comprehensive high school, successfully serving Gulgong offering a broad curriculum catering for a wide range of students.
“I learnt to keep trying and to give hard things a go.”
Kanahooka High School builds and develops high expectation relationships that focus on social development, learning potential and leadership capabilities to confidently meet the challenges of the future for all students, staff and the community, Leading Towards a Better World.
The school has dedicated, experienced teaching, administrative and executive staff with a wide range of experiences that are committed to embracing a new leadership model and bring about educational reform.
Killarney Heights High School has a proud tradition of high academic results within a caring and connected community. Their HSC results have steadily improved over the last 7 years, and they are now the best co-educational, comprehensive high school in the Department of Education.
Killarney Heights High School cater to the whole child—the academic, the physical and mental wellbeing. In addition to this, they help develop skills that will enable children to make the most of the future, with critical thinking skills which will carry forward into life beyond the classroom.
Lake Munmorah High School is a modern and well-equipped facility with highly qualified, caring and dynamic teachers. Lake Munmorah is committed to the values of public education. The culture of LMHS is reflected in the school motto ‘Setting the Standard’.
Lake Munmorah High Schools professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.
“Hands down the best program I have been involved in with my students! I have watched as it has completely changed the lives of students, pushing them to achieve the unachieveable and come out the other side confident, strong and more likely to step out of their comfort zone. Students are already asking if they can be involved next year.”
Ms Boake. Run Beyond Teacher – Lake Munmorah High School.
Lightning Ridge Central School is providing education to around 400 students in the vibrant Opal mining centre of Lightning Ridge.
Approximately 44% of the school’s students identified as being of Aboriginal descent, with more than 28 nationalities being represented across the school.
Students come from families mainly involved in the opal mining, tourism or agricultural industries. Some students live in the township of Lightning Ridge, however approximately 2/3 live on mining camps or on rural properties.
Students and their families have a rich variety of backgrounds, all of which contribute to the diversity of this exciting northwestern town.
The school is focused on providing positive, safe and respectful learning environments for its students through a strongly embedded Positive Behaviour for Learning program, an effective and responsive curriculum, effective quality teaching and community support.
“…it really kicked in for them…if I put my mind to anything, I really can do it…That’s amazing.”
Ms Stewart. Run Beyond Teacher – Lightning Ridge High School.
Nambucca Heads High School’s skillful and innovative staff create diverse learning opportunities which encourage individual growth and responsibility.
“Spending the time going through the theory and then talking about these values while they were running and when I saw them around the school has instilled the values in them …for life hopefully.”
Ms Versluys. Run Beyond Teacher – Nambucca Heads High School.
Narrabeen Sports High School’s is committed to delivering quality public education to develop the individual talents, interests and abilities of the students, staff and citizens who form its learning community.
Narrabeen Sports High School’s aim is to be recognised as a vibrant and responsive public school, working collaboratively within the public education system to produce well educated citizens with the capability and confidence to succeed in the twenty-first century.
“Thank you so much for the great opportunity that you gave all the students and teachers…I learnt so many things about running, sills, friendships and everything…We are all so grateful for the great experience…The Run was challenging but through those trainings I learnt to push through…Thanks heaps [f]or everything you did for us all, I don’t know what to say, thank you isn’t enough…”
Nightcliff Middle School is a Government school that provides an outstanding middle years program to students from Year 7 to Year 9. Success at NMS is not only measured by academic achievement, but also by the mark that each student makes on the lives of others and on the world around them. Nightcliff offers a wide range of options for students seeking enrichment beyond the Australian curriculum.
Northlakes High School takes pride in delivering an excellent education in a warm and nurturing environment. They have a strong commitment to literacy and their teachers are committed to helping all students reach their full potential.
“The Run Beyond Project have given (my son) so much inspiration and drive to succeed! What a great team to be a part of. (He) has absolutely loved being part of the team! Thank you!”
Plumpton High School’s vision is based on the premise that excellence is achieved when the school community is courageous and commits to being the best that they can be, contributing to the local and global context in a meaningful way. Their strategic directions facilitate a whole school cultural shift in thinking around individual and collective performance and achievement.
“I learn how to be committed to things and learn not to give up and learn about how to bounce back from things.”
Riverstone High School is a comprehensive, co-educational, middle high school for Years 7 to 10. It has a Support Unit catering for students with mild and moderate intellectual disability.
The school has a strong focus on literacy, technology and talented students. The full range of students’ abilities are catered for with a wide variety of programs including extension and remediation programs..
sOUTH GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL
South Grafton High School is committed to providing a range of services to meet the needs of all our students. We work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning and/or welfare needs.
South Grafton welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.
“Starting The Run Beyond Project at South Grafton High School has been the highlight of my year! I’ve loved seeing the positive impact on the students, their families and the entire school community.”
Ms Blackman. Run Beyond Teacher – South Grafton High School
st mark’s catholic college
The Catholic Learning Community of St John XXIII, John XXIII Catholic Primary School and St Mark’s Catholic College, is a ‘new-new’ learning environment where students work collaboratively, are connected and develop enterprise thinking skills.
St Ives High School has a proud tradition of excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The school was established as a co-educational comprehensive high school in 1964 and is one of only 16 in NSW to have a support unit (hearing).
St Pauls Catholic College encourages their students to be hardworking, courteous and respect the rights of others. The motto ‘Many Gifts – One Community’ signifies their commitment to developing in young individuals, the strength and resolve to be humble, gentle, patient and tolerant, while growing in faith, courage and hope.
Vincentia High School is a co-educational, comprehensive, community school located in Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales.
Vincentia High School is part of the Bay and Basin Learning Community serving the educational needs of students from our local primary schools of Vincentia, Huskisson, Tomerong, St Georges Basin, Sanctuary Point, Sussex Inlet and Jervis Bay. They have forged strong partnerships with all partner primary schools and the local business community.
Vincentia High School provides outstanding academic, cultural and sporting opportunities for all students encouraging them to extend themselves through involvement in extra-curricular activities.
Their highly trained and dedicated professional staff members are determined to ensure all students experience success by following the school values of personal best, respect and responsibility. The school motto, “Learning for Life”, exemplifies the school’s strong commitment to provide opportunities for all students to develop their skills and abilities in order to be highly successful young people in the community.
“Run Beyond is the highlight of the year at Vincentia High School. Setting running goals that inspire young people well out of their comfort zone. The smiles say so much on completing the goal race. Memories to last a lifetime.”
Mr Snelling. Run Beyond Teacher – Vincentia High School
Westfields Sports is an inclusive learning community. Their focus is providing opportunities for all students to achieve personal excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sports and the arts.
“I have seen that The Run Beyond Project has improved all participants’ confidence and self-esteem and has allowed them to set goals that they may never have done before.”
Woolgoolga High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school on the Mid North Coast.
Established in 1981 as Woolgoolga Central School, Woolgoolga High School enrolled approximately 810 students in 2020 of whom fourteen percent identified as Indigenous Australians and thirteen percent from a language background other than English.
“We have implemented this at Woolgoolga High School with great results and support for the students. Forever grateful.”
Ms Hozack. Run Beyond Teacher – Woolgoolga High School
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The Run Beyond project is a charity which uses running as a medium to help students facing adversity; through the project they learn goal setting, commitment, resilience and feel a sense of belonging.
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