Armadale Senior High School, Armadale
Name: Armadale Senior High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 169 South Western Highway
State: Western Australia
Phone: 08 9497 6400
Fax: 08 9497 2957
Armadale Senior High School grew from Armadale District High School. The latter school opened its doors in 1953. Heavy enrolments led to the construction of a new high school on Great Southern Highway (now called South West Highway). The new Armadale High School gained the status of senior high school in 1963.
The school has a number of attractive features. Some of these are:
1. The site is a large and attractive one. Beautiful shade trees provide cover for students during summer and the school has views to the Indian Ocean.
2. The facilities at ASHS compare favourably with any public school in Australia. For example, the Design and Technology area has been upgraded to a 'state of art' level, an attractive new Sports Hall has multiple uses, three computer laboratories ensure that this technology is provided for all students and air conditioning ensures that teachers and students are comfortable during summer.
3. The school offers a wide range of programs. It is proud of the extent to which it provides for the pastoral care of students. In 2005, the Armadale Youth Resources team moved into a refurbished school cottage on the site. The team will further provide for students who have specific needs such as emotional problems. Teachers complement this initiative by providing special courses which focus upon literacy deficiencies among targeted students and upon those that customarily avoid school attendance. The success rate is most heartening.
4. Inclusiveness is a key feature of ASHS. The Armadale Education Support Centre is located with the school. Its students experience learning difficulties, however they join mainstream students for electives. The school has excellent wheelchair access.
Over its 50 year history, the school has had many outstanding students. Some have achieved national recognition, specifically in law, business, the Australian Defence Forces and sport. We promote these achievements and encourage our current students to emulate their forebears. Excellence is publicly recognised.