Mandurah High School, Mandurah
Name: Mandurah High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 35 Gibla Street
State: Western Australia
Phone: 08 9535 3800
Fax: 08 9535 2966
Mandurah is one of the fastest growth regions in Western Australia. Over the last 15 years Mandurah has gone from a small country town of approximately 12,700 to a City of 61,889 (As at June 2005, City of Mandurah web site).
The name Mandurah derives from the aboriginal word 'mandjar', meaning a 'meeting place', and it truly is. The City enjoys a diverse culture, with wonderful waterways, fine dining, an excellent performing arts centre and numerous and varied cultural festivals .
There are always a number of new housing developments taking place, and the new Rapid Transport Rail system due to come on line at the end of 2006 will further expand the area. Two of those developments, Meadow Springs and the new Lakelands Estate, have become part of our school intake area, along with students from North Mandurah Primary School and Mandurah Primary School.
Mandurah High School is a former senior high school that is now a Year 8 to 10 middle school. It is one of three middle schools in the City of Mandurah (along with Coodanup Community College and Halls Head Community College) that feeds into the Mandurah Senior College for Years 11 and 12. This school cluster works closely to ensure quality government education within the city.
Mandurah High School presently has about 400 students. The school is organised as horizontal sub-schools for each of Years 8,9,10. Each sub-school is further divided into teams.
Having once serviced 1600 students as a Senior High School, Mandurah High School remains resource rich and well serviced in those specialist areas of Visual and Performing Arts, with a fully serviced theatre, and a Media editing suite; Science, Technology and Enterprise, Woods, Metals and workshop areas; Physical Education with a full gym and quality climbing wall, and a extensively resourced Library.