Exmouth District High School (4077)

School Overview


Overview of School Profile

Exmouth is a small coastal community situated in the remote North West of Western Australia. Located about 1300km north of the capital city Perth, about 850km north of the large regional city of Geraldton and 600km South West of the Pilbara mining operations in Karratha.
Exmouth District High School is a public school catering for Years K - 12 and the only school serving the isolated community of Exmouth. We are surrounded by Cape Range National Park and are the gateway to the unique Ningaloo Reef, recently listed as a World Heritage site.
We are passionate about providing the best possible education for the children of our community and are charged with preparing our students for a diverse range of futures.
There are strong links between the school and the local community. We foster partnerships at a local, national and global level and provide students with the knowledge, understandings and skills to engage confidently, responsibly, and capably in the world today and in the future.
We believe that all people have the capacity to develop the qualities of leadership. Through emphasising that leadership is not a reward, but rather a responsibility that is centred on serving others, we encourage our people to make positive contributions to the School and later, to the wider community.
Over the last few years the school has had a major building program to improve existing facilities. It is now well placed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
With over 30 teaching staff appointed by the Department of Education and Training, the specialised needs of the various year levels and secondary subject areas are ably covered. Teaching staff are well supported with a similar number of clerical staff, education assistants, cleaners and gardeners. These invaluable members of our school team support the teachers, the learning program, and maintenance of the grounds and buildings.
The school has through a re-vitalisation process over the last few years, we have a new vision: 'A beacon of learning an ocean of opportunities'. The vision is underpinned by the following values: Citizenship, Gratitude, Leadership, Learning and Respect. The key principles that drive the learning programs at Exmouth DHS are: Challenge, Connection, Creativity, Independence, Life Long Learning and Quality.
These principles create the means for building successful practices and for shared responsibility for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment practices. Over the past several years, Exmouth District High School has developed a common understanding with students, teachers, parents and the wider community about what constitutes successful teaching and learning.
Exmouth District High School will become an Independent Public School from 2015.