Ravensthorpe District High School (4098)

School Overview

Ravensthorpe District High School was established in 1901 and has strong partnerships with the local community. We offer students from Kindergarten to Year 10 all that you would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet has that unique, friendly atmosphere typical of a small rural community.
Our vision is to empower students to achieve their full potential through a positive, supportive and engaging environment that is connected to life experiences and challenges. At Ravensthorpe District High School, we value our three core positive behaviour expectations of care, ambition and respect and communicate high expectations of our teaching support and office staff and of all students.
We currently have 127 students enrolled in total and supporting them to be successful is our core business. We offer a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on using meaningful learning strategies to engage our students. Provision of innovative technologies is prioritised with all secondary students having access to one-to-one technology, in the form of notebook computers. On a daily basis, all primary students have daily access to a class set of netbooks and iPads. Electronic boards are located in every primary classroom, including the secondary English classroom; interactive smart boards are utilised in all other classrooms.
The school values its strong partnerships with parents and the wider community and has an extremely active and supportive Parents and Citizens Association, school council and positive behaviour in school's team.
Our staff are confident, committed and highly dedicated to the provision of the best possible learning opportunities for students. The staff range from experienced to graduate and are committed to our team ethos of 'together everyone achieves more'. This blend of staff provides a sense of vitality and a desire to willingly embrace change processes for the development of more effective learning programs for all students, regardless of ability or style of learning.
Primary students are provided with the opportunity to participate in three specialist subjects, in addition to the core learning areas of English, maths, science, technology and humanities and social sciences. These specialist subjects are art, health and physical education, drama and dance. Students in Years 3 to Year 6 learn Indonesian as their language.
All secondary year levels have an allocated form teacher. Our secondary students participate in mandated core subjects: English, maths, science, technology, humanities and social sciences, and health and physical education. They can participate in extra-curricular opportunities including: photography, visual art, food preparation, woodwork and dance. The Year 7/8 students all participate in the SES Cadets unit. Students in secondary study pathways and the Year 9/10 students are supported by the Students Services/Careers coordinator.
Year 10 students are provided with a diverse range of opportunities to engage in workplace learning. Valuable partnerships have been fostered with local businesses in both the Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe communities. Students will have access to farming, mining, trades and office immersion for a part of their timetabled curriculum. Workplace learning provides students with practical experience and supports preparation for possible Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in Year 11 and future traineeships and apprenticeships.
The school has excellent facilities including an air-conditioned assembly hall, heated outdoor swimming pool, specialist technology and enterprise rooms, science and home economics facilities, an undercover pavilion and a dedicated art room. The school is technologically advanced, with wireless connection available across the school and data points for desktops.
Building community confidence is a significant component of being a recognised and respected educational institution, and we sincerely appreciate the tremendous parental support. We encourage parents and wider community members to visit our school and feel welcome. Parents and guardians are the first and most important educator in our students' lives. We value the positive relationships and partnerships we have fostered within our school community and actively plan opportunities to strengthen these connections.
Students are assured of an engaging, educationally sound experience at our school. For more information, please visit our website: www.ravensthorpedhs.wa.edu.au