Pinjarra Senior High School (4043)



School Overview


Our school's core priorities are the continuous improvement of literacy and numeracy, high quality teaching and learning, and building positive relationships with our students.

We provide a mix of traditional and innovative programs aimed at preparing our Year 7 to 12 students for tertiary education, TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships, or the workplace.

Our specialty programs include a school-based Football Academy, a Year 11 and 12 practical farm based program, an Academic Extension Program as well as a music Program that includes a swing band and a rock band.

Our Academic Extension Program complements regular school programming and offers an extensive extracurricular calendar focused on excursions, national competitions, and the public exhibition of student project work. The program seeks to enhance each student's capacity to think critically and creatively, by presenting them with a variety of experiences and challenges. Our hope is to build intelligent community members capable of creating solutions for the future.

The Pinjarra Football Academy is an engagement program for boys, which makes football the context for learning. It not only focuses on supporting academic success but has a strong focus on fostering responsibility, teamwork, and good citizenship.

In addition to specialty programs, students have access to Automotive and Engineering workshops, a school farm, Digital Media and Technology, and an environment rich with Outdoor Recreation opportunities.

We also offer a comprehensive range of subjects and have outstanding programs which seek to engage and extend our students. The audio-visual Sound Way program and the Mathletics online program underlie our literacy and numeracy approach in the school, and all students are exposed to a teacher-supported series of study and homework seminars called Elevate.

Housed in a heritage cottage on the school grounds, our well-resourced Student Services Team runs specific programs and ensures that students' pastoral and learning needs are well attended to. The team works diligently to ensure our students are equipped and able to handle challenges they may face in and out of school.

Since 1921, Pinjarra Senior High School has proudly served the community of Pinjarra and its surrounding region.

Through partnerships with the local business community and universities, we strive to provide our students with a wealth of opportunities to become involved with Work Place Learning, University enrichment programs, and scholarships.

A considerable amount of renewal and refurbishment of the school has occurred in recent years. Our state-of-the-art Design and Technology facility and Trade Training Centre are well equipped to give our students the best possible start to attaining a trade qualification or apprenticeship. Our school's new netball, tennis and basketball courts, boost physical education and recreational opportunities for our students.

Our school also utilises the facilities of the adjacent Murray Leisure Centre. This provides our students with an excellent space for swimming, indoor sports and the arts.

To find out more about us, please visit pinjarrashs.wa.edu.au.