Jerramungup District High School (4080)

School Overview

Jerramungup District High School is located in the wheat and sheep farming community of Jerramungup, 440km south east of Perth. It is situated within the Fitzgerald Biosphere which is part of the acclaimed Fitzgerald National Park, located nearby to the east of Jerramungup. Nearby to the south is the coastal community of Bremer Bay. Students from five small towns and communities in the region attend Jerramungup District High School for their secondary education. Jerramungup works very closely with these schools to ensure that the transition between the two is seamless. A school bus service is available to transport students to the school from each community and farm in the region. The school currently caters for students from K to 10. Other educational facilities in Jerramungup include a playgroup, day care centre, community resource centre.

With the school motto 'Strive to Achieve', students achieve high standards of academic and social achievement through participation and engagement in the school's inclusive, safe and stimulating learning environments. Our school vision encompasses all of this with the following statements:
Together we strive to inspire life-long learning.

Together we will strive to:
1. Be engaged in meaningful learning
2. Be respectful towards ourselves, others and our unique environment
3. Be resilient to cope with changes and challenges, and
4. Be responsible community members.

Many of the school's staff have been at the school for some time which creates stability for the school's programs and a knowledge of the ongoing needs and interests of the students that can be addressed in the programs. The school endeavours to immerse students in a range of cultural, curriculum enrichment, academic extension, sporting events and camps.

School facilities include a computer laboratory, science laboratory, home economics room, design and technology centre, kindergarten, pre-primary centre, library, a 25m swimming pool, canteen, oval and a large enclosed undercover assembly and activity area. Air conditioning is installed throughout the school. All classrooms have access to iPads which are networked throughout the school and have access to the internet. The school also has access to the nearby indoor sport and recreation stadium to participate in a range of indoor sports, as well as a refurbished recreation facility across the road in the local park which is well utilised by staff.

In recent years our year 7 and 8 students have attended successful camps to Sydney and Canberra. Our school bus also allows all students to participate in a range of sporting events across the Great Southern competing against a number of local Primary Schools, Senior and District High Schools.