Northampton District High School (4093)

School Overview

Northampton District High School is located in the rural setting of Northampton, 54km north of Geraldton. Providing high quality education for the local community, it caters to children from Kindergarten to Year 10.

The school has nine all purpose classrooms that are used by both the primary and secondary students. It has a custom built library, Early Childhood Centre, manual arts room, home economics room and art room. It also has two computer laboratories which are linked to the Internet and are well equipped.

The school shares sporting facilities with the local community centre. These facilities include a golf course, football oval, cricket nets, tennis, basketball, squash, badminton and netball courts.

Students benefit from having committed and experienced teaching and support staff, many of whom are long-standing members of the community. The school has a principal and deputy principal who share responsibility for the secondary and primary students. There is a full-time registrar and a part-time school officer. The school has an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer who supports the needs of Aboriginal students.

Teaching staff provide a dynamic and varied curriculum that enriches students' learning and provides a solid foundation for them to achieve their potential. In primary school, students have access to one of 10 iPads in each classroom. In secondary school, every student has access to an iPad. Having this technology enables students to be taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts on a regular basis.

The school is well represented by the community. It has a student council for the students to express their views and a school council to represent parents, community members and staff members. The school council contribute to decision making processes and communicate the ideas and concerns of the local community.

The school also has a lot of parental support which of huge benefit to students. The P&C is a vibrant body and is very proactive within the school and wider community. A breakfast club operates five mornings a week and our literacy program is well supported.