Carnarvon Senior High School, Carnarvon
Name: Carnarvon Senior High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 19 Cleaver Street
State: Western Australia
Region Mid West
Phone: 08 9941 6000
Fax: 08 9941 1121
This school has serviced the Carnarvon community since opening in 1954. In its early years it was a K-10 junior high but was upgraded in 1974 with the addition of Years 11 and 12 to become Carnarvon Senior High School. Whilst many of the school's buildings date from the 1940's, a carefully planned maintenance program has ensured continual upgrading to the current excellent standards. The school provides a comprehensive range of programs including TEE and Vocational Courses. In 1999 the school facilities were extended with the incorporation of the former Carnarvon Camp School site into the school. This facility provides a base for the school's Hospitality courses, the On Track program, which incorporates a boating course and vocational education centre incorporating structured work placements. The school has a major focus on the integration and use of technology to enhance learning. This manifests itself as a fully integrated school network with Internet access across the school and a state of the art videoconferencing system used extensively for teaching and professional development. The expansion in opportunities for both staff and students the use of such technology affords is significant.
The school has a long history of academic success with a steady number of students completing their Tertiary Entrance Examinations and proceeding to University; students gaining apprenticeships and traineeships; or entering the workforce. In addition the school and it's students have won numerous awards including Science Prizes, Vocational Awards and Outstanding Teacher awards to name a few.
The school has a strong guiding ethos statement which was developed by the school community to articulate the values and aspirations they believe essential for its members to demonstrate.
The school has developed several important partnerships within the community to support student achievement. An example of this is the Education & Training Regional Industry Advisory Council which provides links between the school and local industries. The benefit of this type of group has been to connect the students with training opportunities which would not otherwise have been available. This strategy has also provided clear pathways for students into post school employment or training.