Bunbury Senior High School

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Bunbury Senior High School
BSHS Logo.jpg
Location
Bunbury, Western Australia
Australia
Coordinates 33°19′37″S 115°37′59″E / 33.3269°S 115.633°E / -33.3269; 115.633Coordinates: 33°19′37″S 115°37′59″E / 33.3269°S 115.633°E / -33.3269; 115.633
Information
Type Public, Co-educational, Day school
Motto En Avant
Established 1923
Principal Craige Pettit [1]
Enrolment 909 (2017)[2]
Campus Bunbury
Website

Bunbury Senior High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Bunbury, a regional centre 175 kilometres (109 mi) south of Perth, Western Australia.

History[edit]

The school was established in 1923 and in 2017 had an enrolment of 909 students from Year 7 to Year 12.[2]

The school is the fourth oldest in the state, with many heritage listed buildings.[3] They were designed in a Georgian Revival style by the Principal Architect of Western Australia, William Hardwick.[4] The school is situated on Boulters Heights, one of the highest points of the city between the Indian Ocean and the CBD.[5]

The school won the champion school award in the Country Week carnival in 2009 for the first time since the school started competing in 1928. The school team was composed of 135 students in twelve teams competing in most sports.[6]

The school won the Kim Hughes shield for the champion secondary school cricket team in Western Australia in 2009.[7]

In June 2012 Bunbury Senior High School was severely damaged in a storm, with damage to its roof and 10 classrooms. Many students continued their education at other local schools or sites until March 2013 when the school was able to access all the repaired classrooms.[8]

Bunbury was ranked as the top regional school in Western Australia in 2012, at position 32 in the state for students with a WACE score of 75 or more.[9]

The school was champion school at Country Week in 2012 defeating the 2011 champions, Albany Senior High School, which came second, and cross town rivals Australind Senior High School, which came third.[10] In 2013 Bunbury was again champion school.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Bill Marmion - Member of the Western Australian Parliament
  • John Sanderson, AC - 29th Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant General Australian Army
  • David Sherwood – Rhodes Scholar[11]

See also[edit]

Bunbury SHS

List of schools in rural Western Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Education Schools online". 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Alphabetical List of Western Australian Schools" (pdf). Department of Education. Perth, WA: Government of Western Australia. 15 March 2017. p. 1. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Teachweb – Bunbury Senior High School". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Mr W.B. Hardwick Dead". The West Australian. 2 October 1942. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "School Development Plan 2003-2005" (PDF). 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Bunbury Mail - Bunbury Senior High School number one at Countryweek". 2009. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  7. ^ "WACA Champion Secondary Schools". 2010. Archived from the original on 17 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  8. ^ "Bunbury Senior High School 2013 Independent Review Findings" (pdf). Department of Education Services. 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bunbury school scores top regional ranking". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bunbury Mail - Bunbury Senior High crowned Country Week Champions". 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  11. ^ "Scholarships: Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". UWA website. The University of Western Australia. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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