Newman Senior High School (4114)

School Overview

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Newman Senior High School is the Iron Heart of Education in the mining town of Newman in the Pilbara. We pride ourselves on strong academic achievement, pastoral care and partnerships with the community. Through our strong pastoral care program, the school embraces the cultural diversity of students and teachers and promotes cultural acceptance. We strive for every student to be successful.

We are proud to be an Independent Public School. Our merit-selected, dedicated staff, partner with the community to provide an enriched curriculum, responsive to community needs, where all students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic, vocational and co-curricular activities. These include ACE, our university program, Follow the Dream: Partnerships for success and Western Australia's only specialist Mining Alliance Program (MAP). MAP is designed to provide selected students with the opportunity to explore mining-related experiences offering both academic enrichment and trade preparation within the school's world class Trade Training Centre. Newman SHS has a proven record of both academic and vocational success. Our partnerships ensure our distance from Perth is no barrier to students interested in tertiary studies. Our strong vocational program boasts a high rate of student success in supporting the transition from school to employment or further education.

Through our strong pastoral care program, we strive to develop the 'whole' child. The school embraces the cultural diversity of students and teachers and promotes cultural acceptance. By upholding our values, The Newman Way, we partner with parents to provide a warm and friendly environment that supports the social and emotional needs of all students.
Our students have access to a range of impressive facilities. The school is engaged in an on-going building and landscaping program that provides quality modern facilities. Our Physical Education (including the award winning Kicking Goals AFL program) and Performing Arts programs are enhanced by our access to the town's recreation and performing arts facilities.

The school receives outstanding support from the local community, in particular BHP Billiton Iron Ore, which provides significant funding to support a wide range of enriched learning activities designed to challenge students as they transition from secondary to tertiary education, training and employment.

Our motto, Iron Heart, represents the strength, resilience, character and care and compassion we develop in our students. We believe successful students have Iron Hearts.