Wongan Hills District High School (4105)

School Overview


Wongan Hills
District High School

Wongan Hills District High School a medium size district high school situated 170 kms north-east of Perth. The school caters for a range of students from Kindergarten to Year 12. There are opportunities for suitable students in Senior School (Years 11 & 12) to engage in a face to face delivery program of WACE (WA Certificate of Education) subjects for 3 days a week and a traineeship for 2 days a week OR study through the School of Isolated and Distant Education (SIDE) for an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) score. Five bus routes service primary and secondary students living on farms in our catchment area.

Wongan Hills District High School has well maintained grounds and play areas.
The school has maintained regular upgrades to buildings over the years. We have purpose specific buildings including 2 Early Learning Centres, Science Laboratory, Home Economics, Art/Craft and Music, Design and Technology Centre.

Additionally the school has a Technology and Enterprise facility and Information Technology Laboratory as well as general classrooms. Year 11 and 12 students have their own room with their own computer and headsets for Centra/SABA lessons via SIDE, fax and printer and telephone, and a fridge, microwave and water cooler for their use. A Library/Resource Centre provides research facilities for the whole school.

The school has excellent Information Technology facilities with a curriculum network that encompasses the school. The curriculum network is integrated with the administration network. All computers on the curriculum network run Windows 7 and Microsoft Office. Wireless and cabled Internet access is readily available and there is a remote service to assist trouble-shooting. Smart Boards are located in most classrooms throughout the school and staff members attend professional development to ensure students maximise learning opportunities from these.

Our school is air conditioned with funds having been raised by the P & C Association for this purpose. In recent years, the P & C raised funds for shade areas and playground equipment in addition to other learning resources. In 2011 the P&C raised over $40,000 for a Mega Junior Playground. This caters for Kindy, PP and Year 1-3 students.



SCHOOL PURPOSE STATEMENT
To be an outstanding school community with a positive learning environment, encouraging everyone to reach their potential.

SCHOOL VALUES
'WE EXPECT THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY WILL ACT RESPECTFULLY, SAFELY, POSITIVELY AND ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN LEARNING.

COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS
'We encourage positive partnerships in the development of a strong sense of connectedness between the school and the wider community'
DIVERSITY
'WE UPHOLD TOLERANCE AND RESPECT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS'

THE WONGAN WAY
The School community has explicit expectations of behaviour of all members with a view to creating a school that is a safe, positive learning environment where our students are engaged and successful.
Our core expectations are BE RESPECTFUL
BE SAFE
BE POSITVE
BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER

The premise for these expectations include:
* All students have a right to learn.
* All teachers have a right to teach.
* Each person is responsible for his/her own behaviour.
* Each person has the right to work out problems which arise.
* Each person has the right to have his/her property respected and work in a safe and attractive environment