Busselton Senior High School (4009)

School Overview

Busselton Senior High School strives to be an outstanding, inclusive school that effectively responds to the social, wellbeing and educational needs of our community. We are committed to developing capable, empathetic and confident life-long learners who will contribute positively to society. The school achieves this through an established culture of excellence in teaching and learning, developing respectful relationships and delivering an education that challenges and engages all of our students.

Established as a High School in 1958 before becoming an Independent Public School in 2014, we continue to honour our traditions and close sense of community established and honoured by our staff and students past and present. Through our strong values of Respect, Empathy, Achievement and Learn, we prepare Year 7-12 students for a rapidly changing and evolving world in an engaging learning environment.

Busselton Senior High School offers a specialist music program that receives acclaim locally, nationally and internationally. We also offer an extensive range of programs in visual and performing arts, physical education, design and technology, computing and home economics. Your child can also get involved in any number of extra activities to enrich their learning experience at Busselton, such as drama productions, sporting events, excursions and tours and student leadership opportunities. Busselton Senior High School offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students support through its Academy, fully committed to improving outcomes for Indigenous students and helping each to succeed at school.

In Years 7 - 10, not only do students have access to range of academic and development subjects from all Learning Areas, the school has a strong focus on extra-curricular activities, excursions and local community engagement events. Busselton Senior High School values the strong partnerships we have forged with our local primary schools leading to a strong transition program focused on individual pathway planning, orientation activities and high student support.

As an inclusive school, we cater for the needs of every student by providing flexible pathways and stimulating curriculum options. Our tertiary (ATAR) students have consistently achieved high results and direct university entrance. Your child can choose from a range of ATAR courses that ensure they meet the requirements for whatever career pathway they choose. Our ATAR students are supported and monitored by a dedicated Year 11/12 Coordinator, and enjoy extra learning support through homework classes.

Busselton Senior High School is a Registered Training Organisation, and your child has the opportunity to engage in our Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs to prepare them for life after school. Students can choose from certificates such as building and construction, engineering, business, sport and recreation, hospitality or nursing. We were recognised as the Western Australian VET School of the Year in 2014 and won the School Pathways to VET Award at the 2018 Australian Training Awards as a leading school in the design and delivery of VET programs to high school students. Busselton Senior High School has a Trade Training Centre onsite which offers students access to high quality training in Engineering, Building and Construction and Hospitality.

We provide a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment by developing positive relationships with our students and ensuring they feel safe and valued during their secondary schooling. Our comprehensive pastoral care structure sees a committed team of staff focus on the wellbeing of your child, including three Associate Principals, three Year Coordinators, a School Psychologist, Nurse, Attendance Officer and Student Services Support Officer. As a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school, our students are taught the values of Respect, Empathy, Achievement and Learning (REAL), which are reinforced by the school community through the REAL award program.

Get in touch with us to find out more about Busselton Senior High School and enjoy a tour of our proud school. It will be our pleasure to meet you and discuss how we can give your child the best possible high school experience.

T: 9751 8900
E: busselton.shs@education.wa.edu.au