Margaret River Senior High School (4033)

School Overview

Margaret River Senior High School is an Independent Public School which is an integral part of the Augusta- Margaret River community. Founded in 1952, the school has a rich history of student success and achievement. This tradition is upheld with a continued commitment to the achievement of personal and academic excellence.

Our School Ethos:

'The purpose of our school is to ensure that the academic, creative, social and personal potential of each student develops to the highest possible level'

is achieved by developing the following values and attributes within our students:

1. Respect - Respect for self, others and the environment
2. Honesty
3. Independence
4. Motivated students
5. Literate and Numerate students
6. Resilient and adaptable students
7. Students who aspire for excellence
8. Prepared to successfully participate in community membership, education, training and work engagement

Margaret River Senior High School is a perpetual annual recipient of the 'Top Performing Schools' award. This prestigious award recognises schools in Western Australia with outstanding student achievement, both in tertiary and non-tertiary pathways of study.

The School offers a comprehensive curriculum in Years 8, 9 and 10 and offers an extensive range of Tertiary and Non-Tertiary Entrance Subjects in Years 11 and 12, together with several Vocational Education and Training Programs.

Sport, Physical Education and Health are integral parts of the educational program, as students develop their own fitness whilst gaining an understanding of the importance of teamwork, commitment and fair play. Margaret River SHS is the only school in the state with a Specialist Surfing program.

Our co-curricular programme is exceptional, providing challenging and enjoyable activities such as drama, debating, photography, dance, outdoor education, music, media studies and visual arts that compliment our extensive range of sports.

We believe strongly that all students are capable of achieving. By setting explicit learning goals, providing frequent feedback, supporting and encouraging self-motivation, students will learn and achieve.

We believe that our well planned, proactive Pastoral Care programs ensure that students feel safe, nurtured and supported; a vital prerequisites for learning. The School provides intensive and personal expert support services when needed. Our teachers strive to recognise individuality, encourage personal excellence and provide learning relevant to each student's future life. Meeting individual needs is our number one priority.

A major strength of the School Community is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the local community. Parents play a key role in planning for the future and participate in all aspects of school life. The strong sense of community and quality of relationships that makes Margaret River Senior High School special.

The school has established partnership with the Margaret River Education Campus (MREC) which includes Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and Southwest Institute of Technology. Shared facilities have lead to new and innovative programs that enable students to link to TAFE studies, ECU and workplace learning.