Peterborough High School have launched their new flag, bringing more pride for students

NEW FLAG: Hayen Graefe, Aileen Dunne, Michael Lubcke and David Marino.
NEW FLAG: Hayen Graefe, Aileen Dunne, Michael Lubcke and David Marino.

Peterborough High School officially launched their new school flag on Monday, a collaboration between students, staff and the school's governing council.

The flag, which was raised for the first time at a community flag launch represents the pride and culture of the school, that principal David Marino is currently working towards making stronger.

"With our student representative council (SRC) and governing council, we looked at our school image. We looked at our school values and thought that having a school flag would be an addition to building on the culture and also the image of our school," Mr Marino said.

Working alongside the SRC and governing council, students chose a design drafted to them by a flag company that they believed incorporated all aspects of their school.

The flag is based upon the school colours, both a light and dark blue and incorporates the logo, school name as well as their motto 'work conquers all'.

Although flown to show the school's pride, it also holds more to the school including the values encouraged by staff in addition to the importance of student voice.

"I think it is about the values that we teach at school, promote and embody. This is a great symbol, it is a physical symbol, but beneath that there are the values from day to day that we work through and we teach students.

SCHOOL PRIDE: Peterborough High School's new flag.

SCHOOL PRIDE: Peterborough High School's new flag.

It is a great example of how we are working with students, hearing from them to work together and move our school forward.

David Marino

"I think this is an example where we can work really well and closely with students, staff, parents, caregivers and the wider community to really celebrate what is good about Peterborough High School and Peterborough as a town as well," Mr Marino said.

The planning and work towards the flag has already started to create a positive shift in the school, with students having a louder voice towards projects and ideas.

"It is a great example of how we are working with students, hearing from them to work together and move our school forward."

Looking forward, the school are working towards widening their curriculum offerings and creating a more effective house system, so students can be praised upon their academic achievement as well.

"We want to acknowledge, celebrate and encourage when students give 100 per cent," he said.