By virtue of its size, Harvey Senior High School is able to cater for all students as individuals. The commitment of staff and local community involvement means that there is a strong connection between students, parents/caregivers and staff, resulting in all students being supported to achieve their potential. There is strong support from the community in enabling enriched educational opportunities for students.
As well as striving for excellence in all learning areas, students are encouraged to develop those skills, attitudes and values that will enable them to become lifelong learners who are able to adapt to their environment and contribute positively to their community. Harvey SHS is a school responsive to the needs of its clientele and is always looking for better ways to meet them.
Harvey Senior High School provides:
* A range of courses for students in Years 7 to 10 covering all learning areas of the Western Australian Curriculum.
* Courses including ATAR, General courses and VET subjects for Year 11 and 12 students.
* There is a strong emphasis on community partnerships and developing life skills.
* A structured workplace learning program in Year 11 and 12 to enable students to gain both generic and industry specific vocational skills.
* Strong pastoral care.
* A focus on retention and participation, including a successful Senior School Engagement Program.
* Literacy and numeracy support.
* An inclusive model for Education Support students.
* Year 7 Resiliency program.
* Sporting and social opportunities.
* Students can all also access the ECU Unichoice and the UWA ASPIRE programs.
Nestled at the base of the Harvey hills in a community which consists of agricultural and industrial businesses, the school began as Harvey Agricultural Junior High School in 1958 and since then has undergone several changes, including the splitting of the agricultural wing from the high school in 1998.
Harvey is ideally located only 2 hours from Perth, 35 minutes from the regional centre of Bunbury, and close by are wineries and other tourist-oriented destinations. The growth in the town is reflected in increasing new housing and employment opportunities in nearby mining industries. There is also government- provided accommodation for teaching staff in the town.