Principal's Welcome

A welcome message from Mr K Gallacher, Principal

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Ormiston Maritime Academy

It is an honour to serve as the Principal of Ormiston Maritime Academy, as I firmly believe that I have the best job in the world! To get to spend every day leading such a talented team who support our wonderful students is indeed a very special privilege.

At our Academy we believe that all students should have the opportunity to learn, work and achieve within a safe, caring and engaging environment. We aspire to offer students the best possible opportunities available and celebrate every success no matter how big or small. We believe in traditional family values and the Academy prides itself on being a school, a family and a Community.

Our commitment to our School Community is:

  • We are committed to do whatever it takes to provide a vibrant education for all our students.
  • We will provide a structured environment which is founded upon high expectations and no excuses.
  • Through great teaching and learning our students will gain the skills and qualifications they need to lead happy and successful lives and to make a positive contribution to society.

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world"

Nelson Mandela

A great education provides our young people with choice, our goal is to ensure that every one of our students has the maximum number of opportunities available to them when they entry the world of work. As a career changer myself I know what is needed to succeed in the work place. Our approach is focused on preparing our young people for their future career and as such we focus on developing our students’ employability skills through nurturing and shaping our students in preparation for working life. It is this wrap around, whole child support that sets us apart.

I have the very highest expectations of, and for, all our students. Together with the Ormiston Maritime team, my focus is to drive continual improvement through raising standards and aspirations, to always expect outstanding behaviour and to support every student to reach their full potential.

I am excited to lead our students, staff and the whole Academy community to the next stage in our development. It is our ambition for Maritime to become a school which is at the heart of our local community. You have a part to play in raising standards with us, we actively encourage our families and our local community to visit our school and to meet with the team and myself – come and join us on the journey as together we build the great school that our community deserves.

Kevin Gallacher, Principal