Principal’s welcome


Welcome to the Stretton State College website. It is my hope that this website captures some of the true magic of our exceptional College.

I am privileged to have been given the responsibility of helping to shape the lives of young people at Stretton – our leaders of tomorrow.  I value and treasure the ongoing support from a dedicated and loyal P&C Association, parents and caregivers, a vibrant Leadership team, our talented and passionate teaching and non-teaching staff, strong community partnerships – but most importantly – our greatest assets – our wonderful students!

Established in 2007, the College has undergone significant change and growth, based on a strong culture of positive belief, shared experience and outstanding success.  We are embarking on Stage 3 of our College Development Plan, and we look forward to the completion of a new Sports Centre facility and Library extension on the Gowan Campus, and a new Special Education Unit and double-storey Learning Centre and staff facility to be built on our Illaweena Campus.

We are proud of the uniqueness of the Stretton spirit.  Excellence and opportunities are our hallmark; building confidence, self-esteem and initiative to encourage achievement in every sphere of life is our goal.  Our talented teaching and non-teaching staff are committed to developing confident, resilient young people who are well prepared for a meaningful future.

The Stretton spirit is obvious as you walk through our College.  You will clearly see that our students thrive in an environment which encourages resilience and resourcefulness, combined with tolerance, understanding and respect for the diversity which exists in our community and world.

Our vision is clear!

  • We care……We provide opportunities for growth, participation and development which will prepare our children for a worthwhile future.  All students are individually nurtured and learn within a highly supportive environment.  As you walk around our College, you will soon see the smiling faces of our happy learners!

  • We achieve……At the heart of our College is a passion for learning.  We provide a relevant, engaging and challenging learning experience which is framed around the needs of the individual student.

  • We inspire……We encourage all students to make a difference during their time at our College.  We inspire them to strive for their Personal Best in everything they do, and to extend their reach further than they thought possible!

I firmly believe that the College environment we develop, the attitudes and values we help instil, and the behaviour we model will influence and help the young people of Stretton College to unlock the treasure of lifelong learning!

Kindest regards,

Jan Maresca

Executive Principal

Last reviewed 15 November 2019
Last updated 15 November 2019