Meekatharra District High School (4085)

School Overview

Meekatharra District High School is located 760 kilometres north of Perth, in the Midwest region of WA. Our school draws from a diverse town population of 708 locally and 1,067 district-wide. Meekatharra (meaning 'place of little water') is located on the Great Northern Highway and is a hub for supplies, government, emergency and medical services, cattle stations, remote Aboriginal communities, mining, prospecting and tourism. The town of Meekatharra is renowned for its beautiful autumn and winter days, hot summer temperatures and spectacular sunsets.

Meekatharra District High School caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with over 92% of its cohort being Aboriginal with a total enrolment of 152 students. Meekatharra DHS also hosts a dynamic KindiLink program for pre-school aged children. Most of our students come from either the Ngoonooru Wajarri or Yugunga-Nya family groups. Students have an opportunity to learn Wajarri language with expert teachers.

Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEOs) play an important role to culturally advise and support the Meekatharra learning community. They provide important links to the Meekatharra community and support staff with effective cultural expertise and guidance.

The school places significant emphasis on teaching and learning, specifically literacy and numeracy, student well-being, attendance, and early intervention. The school is fortunate to be a part of the MultiLit - Closing the Gap program to support strong literacy foundations for early years children.

Our Moral Purpose, created by all within our learning community, guides our future direction: 'At Meekatharra District High School we have high expectations to become lifelong learners, show respect for culture, ourselves and others and strive for a strong future.'

We also show respect for: Community, Oneself, Others and Learning in our behaviour choices.