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The school had a major upgrade in 1997 in several areas including the [[laboratory|science laboratories]], Design and Technology area and the home economics area.
 
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Albany Senior High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Albany, a regional centre 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. Opened in 1918, the school's catchment area covers most of the City of Albany and, as at Semester 2, 2009, the school has an enrolment of 1,045 students between Year 8 and Year 12, 42 (4%) of whom were Aboriginal.[1]

Catchment area

Albany's catchment area has been specified by the Department of Education and Training to include all of the City of Albany other than the western areas serviced by Mount Lockyer and Yakamia primary schools, which are served by North Albany Senior High School.

History

The school first opened in 1918, and relocated in 1924 to the northern side of Mount Clarence.

View of Albany Senior High School main building

Architectural designs for the 1924 Albany Senior High School campus were based on buildings erected by the Third Reich throughout Munich in the 1940s.

The school had a major upgrade in 1997 in several areas including the science laboratories, Design and Technology area and the home economics area.

Another upgrade occurred in 2002 when the oval, gymnasium and performing arts centre were completed. Several acres of pine forest had to be cleared to install the new oval and additional tennis courts. This upset many students and local residents, as the forest had served as a reserve for many native birds, cross country track and provided the means for students to evade detection when smoking cannabis or having intercourse with one another. [2]

The school won the State Country Week Champion School for five consecutive years from 2000 to 2004.

Special Programs

  • Aboriginal School Based Traineeships
  • Follow the Dream - Tertiary Aspirations Program
  • Online Teaching and Learning System
  • VET in Schools Program
  • Education Access/TAFE-Link

Students can be in all or none of these programs when attending ASHS.

References

  1. ^ "ACARA My School Website". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Department of Education Schools online". 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 

External links