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Principal's welcome

As Principal, I recognise more than ever how important it is for schools to prepare their students for an ever changing future. This means being aware of innovation, tempering that with traditional values, having flexibility, yet ensuring high standards prevail. I believe we have found a nice balance in how we cater for the needs of the individual.
Our school has a fine tradition of producing conscientious and aspirational students. Since 1986, we have worked very closely with our community – parents, industry and tertiary partners – to secure ‘the edge’ for our students. Our maturity as a school has been recognised in becoming an Independent Public School in 2017.

The tone of the school is calm and purposeful and students know about the 'Runcorn Way' – personalised learning and high expectations. We embrace our motto 'Pride, Success, Excellence'.

We have an absolute commitment to ensuring our students have access to pathways. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational programs, including apprenticeship and traineeship options. The sporting 'Blues' Program has a widespread reputation and we have academies in Basketball, Baseball and Touch Football. We have an active Arts program, including Instrumental Music.

I invite you to enjoy our website and visit to see our modern facilities so that you can see what is possible at Runcorn State High School.

Jo Soothill - Principal