Donvale opened back in 1989 with 82 students and 13 staff. Since those humble beginnings, the School has grown to a community of just under 300 students, 180 families and approximately 45 staff. From the outset, the School has maintained a commitment to going beyond the academics in an effort to nurture curiosity, collaboration and creative thinking. To that end, the visual and performing arts have been at the heart of some the most memorable whole-school projects which have left their mark on our campus and indeed in the local community. These endeavours are part of our DNA and they have helped to shape who we are.
Most importantly, in every case, these artist pursuits have connected learning areas with concepts in mathematics, science, history, storytelling or Languages coming to the fore. Continuing this tradition, our sculpture involved every student and every staff member as we created an artistic installation with a powerful story represented in three strikingly beautiful mosaic leaves.
As you pass through our campus, this imposing sculpture will be a constant reminder of this three-way partnership which underpins every move we make.
Head of Carey Donvale