Welcome from the Principal

Staff Member
Steve Lewis Principal

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Dear prospective parents and students,

Thank you for your interest in our school and our community. OIS is a unique adventure for students. We offer a rigorous academic program which will challenge and develop young minds while consciously developing the personal skills that will equip them for life.

We teach children to respect themselves and others and to be a force for sustainability in our ever-changing, always challenging world. Our inspiring natural environment provides the perfect canvas to develop practical and personal skills. OIS students climb trees, ride bikes and walk through woodlands during their lunch breaks. They offer service to our community by looking after our animals and by raising crops in the school garden.

We have an active outdoor education program so students develop resilience and teamworking skills. OIS students are prepared for a world where courage and flexibility will be essential assets. We believe excellence is personal, so we offer a multitude of ways to achieve and all students can enjoy success at their own level.

Our community is diverse, with over 40 nationalities represented and many languages spoken, so OIS students are welcoming, open-minded and easy to get along with. Our parents are one of our greatest supports, and we welcome them into our school through a program of organised events which are child-oriented and designed to bring families together to have fun – the community spirit is strong!

I hope this gives you a flavour of our very special school and that you will choose to visit to experience it for yourself.

Principal – Steve Lewis