NMHS has a clear connection to the community and it is through these important relationships that unique services and opportunities are provided.
Since 2015 the school has been an active member of the Morialta partnership (with local pre-school and primary schools). Collectively this partnerships has focused on STEM approaches and the continuity of learning from B-12 with a focus on STEM approaches. This has culminated into the successful application and implementation of the Year 7/8 STEM project in 2017 – 2019 that involved over 50 teachers co-delivering engaging STEM projects to over 550 Year 7 and 8 students annually at NMHS.
The school has a positive, ongoing working partnership with the UniSA School of Education, whereby the university supports professional learning and action-research in STEM pedagogies and Language learning.
Our local networks also include Campbelltown City Council and Morialta, Norwood and Magill Sunrise Rotary clubs. All these agencies provide our students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills beyond school. This has included supporting the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program (RYDA), leadership courses, STEM projects and International Exchange students.
NMHS is also a valued member of the Eastern Adelaide Secondary Schools cluster that promotes learning design and collaborative moderation processes. These schools also offer a range of VET opportunities to students from across the cluster.
In 2018 the school’s Community Partnership Committee hosted a Business Breakfast and extended school-community connections that promote collaboration and enrich authentic learning experiences.
Our recently established partnership with Questacon provides our students with a unique opportunity to participate in the Plan for Planet Earth program, a collaborative project between
Questacon, National University and selected high schools from around Australia. This partnership has also funded our students’ travel to Canberra to meet with Senator Birmingham in 2017 and also to present at an international environmental conference in Mauritius in 2018.
Furthermore, students’ understanding and knowledge of global issues are strengthened through the school’s very strong program of study tours from China, Japan and Thailand, exchange programs with Italy, Japan, Greece and China, and opportunities such as biennial World Challenge trips and e-partnerships with schools in Greece, Germany and Italy. In 2019 Norwood Morialta High School will be presenting a Global Summit and hosting 12 schools from around the world with a view to promote student voice globally.