Carnamah District High School (4067)

School Overview

Carnamah District High School offers students a quality education in a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment. Our strong early childhood programmes create an ideal start for students and our award winning vocational education package with links to local businesses, offers a strong reason to complete Year 11 and 12 in Carnamah.

Carnamah District High School is a successful school, with a history of strong academic results, stable staff and engaged parents. We became an independent public school in 2019 to further enhance our philosophy of empowerment. This school serves its community and works hard to meet its distinct needs. Carnamah District High School ensures all aspects of our school community work together to enact our school vision of 'Building strong foundations, meaningful connections and bright futures.'

Our caring staff enjoy a good rapport with our students and regularly offer extra activities before school and at lunchtimes. We implement the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework and have been recognised as a leading school in the Midwest for this initiative. Our whole school reward programme provides incentives for academic effort, attendance, behaviour, uniform adherence and participation in school activities. A number of our staff attended this school as students or student teachers and have returned to continue their connections.

We provide a broad curriculum with interesting and innovative programmes that are adapted to meet student needs and interests. We provide a range of teaching styles and strategies with an emphasis on high standards. We offer well supported small classes to ensure student needs are individually catered for. Secondary students are able to participate in a gifted and talented program (GATE) online and Primary students can complete PEAC programs with gifted students from other schools. We have creatively used staff and community expertise to ensure that we can provide breadth to our curriculum options. All Year 11/12 students are able to complete a Certificate II through their traineeship at a local business or through SIDE (School of Isolated and Distance Education).

Strong transition procedures ensure students from neighbouring towns fit seamlessly into the school. Each year a joint school day involves students from our partner Primary Schools participating in a variety of activities that include multiple learning areas and a range of facilities around the school. We have had regular Primary enrolments from other towns and are recognised as a good option for students who need a fresh start in an encouraging environment. Our Year 7 transition package is a three day program which allows students to experience an authentic Secondary timetable with multiple lessons in the core learning areas.

Carnamah is situated 300 kilometres north of Perth and 185 kilometres south-east of Geraldton, within the Midwest Education Region. Carnamah District High School is proud to be part of the WA Government school system and provides a first class education for all our students. Our future at Carnamah District High School is strong. This resilient community and skilled staff are a formidable team.

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