Padbury Senior High School, Padbury

Name: Padbury Senior High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 33 Giles Avenue
Town: Padbury
Postcode: 6025
State: Western Australia
Region West Coast
Phone: 08 9307 3199
Fax: 08 9307 3155
Pupils: 528

Padbury Senior High School is a well-established secondary school offering a comprehensive education to students from Year 8 to Year 12. It opened in 1987 on an 11.85-hectare site. Situated in the North West Metropolitan corridor, the school draws its students mainly from the suburbs of Hillarys, Padbury and Hepburn Heights. The school is a faculty design and was constructed to cater for flexible teaching and learning hubs.

The award winning buildings and facilities are of a high order and include a modern Performing Arts Theatre; a purpose built Visual Arts Centre, a Photography Laboratory, specialist facilities in Home Economics, Design and Technology, Business Education, Computing and Physical Education. In addition, the school has two ovals, tennis courts and cricket nets. A Pastoral Care Centre was established in 1996 and a purpose-built Music Room was completed in January 1998. The grounds are well maintained and very attractive.

The School Ethos is - 'Padbury Senior High School is committed to a learning environment that encourages students to pursue excellence in developing their individual interests and aspirations.'

Padbury Senior High School aims to provide a caring environment that
recognises and values the individuality of students, staff and parents;
aims to develop students self-discipline, respect and concern for others;
fosters self-esteem, self-reliance and responsibility; engenders a sense of belonging, and pride in membership and actively promotes dialogue between parents and teachers. 


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