Kempsey High School, Kempsey

Name: Kempsey High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Broughton St
Town: Kempsey
Postcode: 2440
State: New South Wales
Region North Coast
Phone: 6562 6166
Fax: 6562 8570
Pupils: 497

Kempsey High School is proud of its long history of educating students of the Macleay Valley and beyond. The school celebrated its 70th Anniversary on 19th April, 2000. The school's anniversary celebrations included the production by students of a photographic essay that captured "A Day in the Life of Kempsey High" and a display of memorabilia was held in the Kempsey Mall.

A commemorative edition of the school magazine Macleay was published and a newspaper supplement was produced. Kempsey High School has a long tradition of achievement in the academic, civic, artistic and sporting fields. It is very involved in, and supported by, the local community.


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