Northam Senior High School (4041)

School Overview

Commencing in 1921 as one of the first schools in Western Australia, Northam Senior High School stands on the bank of the Avon River and has a proud and rich history of providing a comprehensive curriculum from Year 7-12 in the Wheatbelt region. At Northam Senior High School, we build positive, honest and connected relationships to ensure that our students can contribute to their current and future communities. Our vision is underpinned by our four values of Courage, Collaboration, Connection and Communication.

Northam Senior High School endeavours to provide excellent pastoral care by building positive relationships and establishing and maintaining aspirational standards throughout the school. We work in partnership with students, staff, parents/carers and wider community agencies to build capacity in our students and achieve progress for all. Northam Senior High School is a school where everyone matters and where pathways and opportunities for success are a priority.

Northam Senior High School is a culturally responsive school and we value our strong relationship with the local Noongar Aboriginal community from the Ballardong nation, in particular the Elders, and through our programs such as the Clontarf Academy, Waalitj Deadly Sister Girlz and Follow the Dream Partnerships for Success.

Northam Senior High School also encompasses state-of-the-art facilities in the Performing Arts, STEM and Hospitality. We are fortunate to have a dedicated Hospitality Trade Training Centre which is home to SILO, an industry standard cafe work simulation environment, operated by students undertaking Certificate II in Cookery and Certificate II in Hospitality.

Northam Senior High School is home to a Big Picture Learning Academy that works to engage students in individualised learning plans that direct head, heart and hand work in areas of student interest. With opportunities to prepare students for tertiary study at TAFE or University, we also provide ATAR, General, Vocational Education pathways that can also lead to apprenticeship, traineeship or employment. Northam Senior High School aims to engage students in life long learning and ignite a passion for aspiration.