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Principal announced for Fremantle’s new secondary school

Myles Draper has been appointed foundation principal of Fremantle College opening in 2018. As an experienced education leader, with more than 20 years’ in public education in Western Australia, Myles has held leadership positions at Applecross Senior High School, Gilmore College and Woodvale Secondary College.

Myles starts his new role this week and is looking forward to working with the Fremantle community as the college’s vision and future direction is shaped.

“It is a great privilege to take on this role. I will now work closely with parents, students, teachers and the local community so that together we can establish the new school as an innovative and highly aspirational secondary college for the greater Fremantle area,” Mr Draper said.

“I want to deliver high quality education and care to all students and to support them in achieving their future goals.”

The college will operate as an Independent Public School and will provide a full selection of programs to help young people realise their full potential – whether that be university, further training or employment.

“I have over four years’ experience working in Independent Public Schools and leading an inspiring, experienced and dedicated team that gives every student the very best opportunity to flourish and succeed in life is the cornerstone that drives my work,” he said.

“One of my career highlights was working on the positive education initiative at Woodvale Secondary College.”

“The initiative brought teachers, students and parents together to focus on the underpinning philosophy that through a healthy and productive mindset, students can achieve almost anything.”

The college will offer a highly regarded Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program for young people with exceptional academic abilities. It will also retain South Fremantle Senior High School’s state-of-the-art maritime Trade Training Centre and continue an established commitment to sustainability.

The college will open for the start of the 2018 school year following the amalgamation of South Fremantle and Hamilton Senior High Schools at the end of 2017.

“I believe in the effective use of technology to enhance the educational experience of students and to provide them with the opportunity to be creative, innovative, adaptable and resilient individuals that are prepared for the careers of the future,” Mr Draper said.