Shark Bay School (5418)

School Overview


Learning in Harmony

Shark Bay School is a caring community in a unique cultural and natural setting in which we unleash our students' full potential, maximising growth in achievement and building social skills for happy, productive relationships. We commit to educational excellence, stimulated by the challenges and opportunities of our situation in a World Heritage Area 900 km from Perth. We build a culture of shared responsibility for learning and wellbeing and a commitment to both social and environmental sustainability, as our students develop amidst respectful, responsible relationships with each other and their surroundings.

We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, aiming for every student to make a good start to literacy, numeracy and social skills from Kindy onwards. We plan for students' continual strong growth in learning, personal and leadership skills and capabilities for the emerging work environment so as to be well-prepared for future learning or work opportunities, whether local, national or international.

Our staff are a committed, experienced team that places 'caring' at the centre of everything - caring about attendance, well-being, learning and each other. We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, working closely with the School of Isolated and Distant Education (SIDE) for the majority of the secondary students' curriculum. Our staff members support each student according to their individual needs in line with our Student Engagement policy which promotes positive, respectful relationships. Our community is closely involved with and supportive of the school and we are proud of the active contribution to school review and leadership demonstrated by our Secondary Students' Committee.

Our modern, well-equipped and maintained facilities include purpose built classrooms for each phase of learning, along with manual arts, home economics and science facilities and excellent IT supporting vibrant educational programs for all age groups. We work closely with the community, including the Malgana people and the businesses and scientists working in our area, to enhance opportunities for our students for learning, work experience, scientific research, art and sport. Special projects for 2020 include afterschool sporting programs including surf safety and ocean kayaking, enhanced opportunities for staff to engage professionally and a Biodiversity Festival including art and science to include the whole community.

Enquiries are welcome at any time. Visit, email or call us.
55 Francis Road, Shark Bay
08 9948 0000
SharkBay@education.wa.edu.au