Allendale East Area School caters for a wide range of students from essentially a rural and fishing community. It endeavours to develop enterprising students who are confident, innovative, resilient, and outward looking in their approach to life. AEAS Values of Courage, Excellence and Respect are promoted by staff and reflected by students in the school culture and work ethic.
The school’s emphasis is on quality teaching and learning within a family atmosphere, with students from Reception to Year 12 working cooperatively with committed and caring staff. Teachers are dedicated to their own skill development and undertake professional learning that enhances their understanding of ways to develop students’ engagement in learning and building relationships.
Literacy improvement across the school has been evident in NAPLAN results due to resourcing, staff development, and a whole-school literacy agreement. Numeracy is more recently a focus in the site plan and reflects similar success. Primary students benefit greatly from the specialisation of the secondary staff during lessons such as PE, IT and The Arts. Secondary students have a seamless transition into Year 8 and also their senior years due to the close connections and learning history that staff create with students over their early years. Senior secondary students are well catered for through the wide range of opportunities provided to support them into further study, apprenticeships and the world of work.
Special features: Allendale East Area School provides both face-to-face, Open Access, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) for students in these years.