Galston High School students woodworking their way to success

Galston High School has definitely earnt itself an A+. The schools 2017 NAPLAN results show it's one of the “most substantially improved schools in 2017”.

Their HSC results  have also achieved outstanding scores making the school one of the top performing non selective comprehensive coeducational high school and ranked 11th in the state.

Everyone here at the Galston Community Bank® branch are so happy and proud to be ongoing sponsors of developments within the school.

Branch staff were genuinely moved when we received a letter from Brett Draper who has been an Industrial Arts teacher at the school for nearly 25 years.

Brett wrote on behalf of Jillian Tourlas, the Principal and the whole school to say thank you for the recent funding.

The letter reads: "Through the funding provided by Galston Community Bank® branch, both the staff and students and the wider community of Galston High School have seen the establishment of new learnings spaces and transformation of existing ones. Without the Community Bank’s extensive financial contributions and the school principal’s vision for the school, none of this would have eventuated. Funding from the Community Bank® has resulted in upgrades to the Agriculture facilities, a semi-commercial kitchen, a new gymnasium and just recently the refurbishing of Industrial Arts workshops".

Industrial Technology at Galston High focuses on students learning about the Timber and Furniture making industry. Students progressively develop their woodworking skills from early stages through to a point in time where their skill sets allow them to undertake a major work of their choice in their final year.

Our continued funding will create opportunities for lifelong learning.