Hakea House is a place where all students, teachers and parents are inspired to form strong learning bonds, connections and partnerships in a warm, nurturing and supportive learning environment. Our focus is personalised success, so individual growth and achievement is nurtured and formally celebrated. Students and staff are regularly challenged to move beyond their comfort zone to continually strive for excellence.
Through developing a deep understanding of what an exemplary house looks, feels and sounds like, our team is working hard to develop and implement key initiatives and programs to take the House to the next level. A key focus this year is to develop a shared responsibility within our learning community. Student Leaders are imperative to this work and act as an extension of the House Leadership Team. Student, staff and parent voices are valued and encouraged in order to create a shared and negotiated learning environment, where all are empowered, and meaningful connections are created.
High school can be stressful at times, however as the Hakea House Captains for 2019, David and I believe that it is always important to have fun! We believe in a balanced education that strives to see students thrive not only academically within the classroom but also, inspires them to immerse themselves into fundraising donations for social service, competing in house and school sport events and showcasing their talents through the arts with music, drama, dance and art. By creating a safe space within the house, we allocate specific areas for each year level to personalize and express their sense of belonging not only to Dandenong High School, but also as a cohort to Hakea. In recognition of Dandenong High School’s turn of the century, it brings us great honour to celebrate all of Hakea in embracing our past, holding steadfast to the present and standing excited for our bright future ahead.
“Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
HOUSE LEADERSHIP TEAM