Katherine High School, Katherine East

Name: Katherine High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Grevillea Rd
Town: Katherine East
Postcode: 851
State: Northern Territory
Region North
Phone: (08) 8973 8200
Fax: (08) 8973 8288
Email: ken.barnes@ntschools.net
Website: www.schools.nt.edu.au/kathhigh
Pupils: 593

Katherine High School has a capacity of 700 students and has had an average enrolment of approximately 600 students since 1998 when a severe flood inundated the town and surrounding areas.

Katherine High School is the only government high school in the Katherine region and serves an area larger than the state of Victoria. Students are drawn from five key feeder primary schools in Katherine - MacFarlane, Clyde Fenton, Katherine South, Casuarina Street and St Joseph's (a Catholic College for primary and junior secondary). Students are also drawn from surrounding community schools and from Katherine School of the Air and these students often choose to board at either Callistemon House or Fordimail College during their years at Katherine High School.

The school serves a diverse socio-economic clientele from a range of backgrounds: Katherine township, public sector and business, rural and pastoral, traditional and urban Indigenous, and RAAF. Approximately 35% of the students are Indigenous and approximately 15% are from RAAF families. The school also has an Intensive Learning Unit and caters for a significant number of Special Needs students.

 

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