Narrogin Senior High School (4039)

School Overview

Narrogin Senior High School is situated in the heart of Western Australia's richest agricultural area.

The Town of Narrogin is a major service and educational centre about two hours drive (193 km) from Perth. The hinterland is a farming area, with grain and wool production the major primary activities.

The imposing two storey structure of the school has pride of place in the town and has been built on the highest point in the district. On one side are extensive views over the town and on the other the clean, wide-open spaces of the farmlands. An extensive building program has resulted in a new Hospitality Trade Training Facility, a new Administration building, and new state of the art Music and Performing Arts centres.

Narrogin Senior High School draws students from Boddington to the west, Wickepin to the east, Pingelly to the north and Wagin to the south.

As the only Senior High School for 100 kms in all directions, Narrogin Senior High School is a genuine comprehensive educational institution. It has a strong academic focus reflecting the aspirations and desires of its contributory community; an outstanding sporting record, as evidenced by on-going success at Country Week and other sporting carnivals; and a long standing commitment to music, as demonstrated by two high quality concert bands.

Its upper school offers academically demanding courses such as Chemistry and Physics; vocationally oriented courses such as Business, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation and Engineering; culturally focused courses such as Music, History and Art; and technologically rich courses such as Desktop Publishing and Media.

Typically students enroll into years 7 and 8. There is however a significant intake of fifteen year old students into year 11, with many students (nearly 250) choosing to live at the Narrogin Residential College.

Students who attend Narrogin Senior High School fall roughly into three categories: town students, bus students and hostel students.

All students wear the school uniform.

The school has its own turf cricket wickets, good oval space, an excellent gymnasium and ready access to community recreational facilities.

The town has a large regional hospital and a very good medical service. It has good community services (library, art gallery, theatre) and it has excellent recreational facilitues, which include a heated swimming pool, basketball, netball and squash courts, and a world class synthetic hockey surface.