Northcliffe District High School (4094)

School Overview



Servicing the Northcliffe community, Northcliffe District High School is situated in the South West of Western Australia, approximately 400 kilometres by road from Perth.

The history of the region we now know as Northcliffe was made by Aboriginal people. For over 50 000 years, the Murrum people lived in the area, shaping the landscape that the Europeans viewed at first contact. Since its settlement the Northcliffe community has overcome continual challenges to emerge as a modern town, in an idyllic setting, servicing local agricultural, business and recreational needs.

Facilities in the town in the 21st Century include a Nursing Post and visiting doctor, Family Centre, Telecentre, Tourist Bureau and Library, Post Office, a general store, three service stations, hotel, churches and voluntary services for St John Ambulance and the Fire Brigade. A range of indoor and outdoor sporting and recreation facilities cater for active junior and senior residents. There is a strong sense of community and a wealth of talented individuals creating a unique and caring environment.

Northcliffe District High School is a small school, with a student population under 120 and a caring environment where all students are known individually by staff. This enables the needs of individual students to be met and ensures all students are actively engaged in the learning process. Northcliffe District High School provides an inclusive educational environment for children aged from 4 years (Kindergarten) to 15 years (Year 10). The focus of the school is to improve student outcomes through active parent, student and staff cooperation within a safe and supportive environment.

The school facilities for Design and Technology, Home Economics, Science and Computing are well equipped and fully utilised by students. There is also an Art/Drama room, a library, undercover area, basketball courts and reticulated oval which are all well used by all students. Recently, students began using our new purpose built primary science and music room. There are two playgrounds, a small amphitheatre and organic flower and vegetable gardens that provide a very pleasant outdoor environment for students and the school community to enjoy.

Twenty one full time and part time staff (teaching & non teaching)are employed at the school. The school community is privileged to have a core of dedicated professional and experienced staff who are permanent residents of the local and surrounding community.

Northcliffe District High School has developed close ties with the Manjimup Senior High School where many of our students attend Year 11 and Year 12. In addition a number of students each year attend one of the Agriculural schools or colleges for Years 11 and 12.

The Northcliffe community are very supportive of the school and there is an active and effective School Council and Parents and Citizens' Association. As a school the staff are aware of the need to reciprocate the support offered by working collaboratively with community groups on the many initiatives within the community.

All enquiries should be directed to the Principal, Kath Granger, at northcliffe.dhs@det.wa.edu.au.