Schools That Excel: Eastern winners stand apart in a crowded field
The Age featured Koonung Secondary College after it was announced that Koonung was the Eastern region winner in the 2020 list of "Schools that Excel". Read the full interview with Koonung Principal Marianne Lee who speaks at length about the keys to our success. Marianne Lee refers to the great, hardworking staff who support each other in teams and are dedicated to doing their best for their students. Equally important are engaged and aspirational students who are socially outward looking and supportive parents. Ms Lee also speaks of the high expectations in all areas of our school to provide a great all rounded education with access to quality experiences both in and outside of the classroom.
When questioned about coping with surrounding competition of private schools and strong performing state schools Marianne Lee articulates that we don’t compete, instead we work with other schools and cooperate as part of a state system. We all want our kids to do better.