Katanning Senior High School (4028)

School Overview

Katanning Senior High School is a unique and distinctive secondary school located in the heart of the Great Southern region of WA. At our school, your child will have the opportunity to engage in a challenging and comprehensive educational program within a caring and nurturing school. Your child's individual academic and social needs will be met within a school that values respect, achievement, perseverance and tolerance.

Katanning Senior High School's community is culturally diverse. We celebrate and respect individual difference and work in harmony to ensure success for all students. If your child is from a non-English speaking background, then additional supports are in place to ensure they can develop their English language skills and successfully engage in our learning programs.

To improve Aboriginal learning outcomes, we offer the Follow the Dream tertiary aspirant program. Aboriginal boys may also join the Clontarf Football Academy to improve their educational outcomes, life skills and employment prospects. The Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Sista Girlz program supports Aboriginal girls in forming positive connections, identity and relationships.

Our experienced Wellbeing Team provides additional supports to meet each child's social and emotional needs. The team includes the school psychologist, Chaplain, nurse, AIEO's and Student Support Officers who work with the Program Coordinator. Student health and well-being is a priority where all students have the opportunity to participate in the annual Resiliency Day program, cultural activities and a range of sporting opportunities including Country Week and regional competitions. We value student leadership and provide many opportunities for students to develop these skills.

All students from Year 7 to Year 10 complete a comprehensive curriculum. After school Homework Classes and individual tutoring are also available to support academic excellence for all students.

Senior School students may select from a range of ATAR courses that are taught face to face, online through the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) or our sister school, Greenwood College using video conferencing. ATAR courses give direct entrance to university pathways.

Senior School students can also access VET Certificate II courses and Workplace Learning. Engineering and Automotive are offered within our Trade Skills Centre. Additional Certificate II courses, including Hospitality, are delivered by the Great Southern Institute of Technology. Selected students may also complete school based traineeships and Certificate III courses.

We cater for special needs students and offer an accredited ASDAN competency, skills based learning program. All students are integrated at a level that meets their individual learning and social needs. Students are supported by a designated teacher and Education Support Assistants.