Christmas Island District High School

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Christmas Island District High School
Christmas Island
Coordinates 10°26′08″S 105°40′07″E / 10.4355°S 105.6685°E / -10.4355; 105.6685Coordinates: 10°26′08″S 105°40′07″E / 10.4355°S 105.6685°E / -10.4355; 105.6685
Motto Persevere
Established 1975
School district Christmas island
Dean Greg Graffin
Principal Ian Francis
Head of school Ian Francis
Grades K-12
Enrolment 380
Color(s) Blue

Christmas Island District High School is a school located in Christmas Island, a territory of Australia. The school serves approximately 300 students from kindergarten through to Year 12. The school is operated by the Department of Education (Western Australia).

Awards and recognition[edit]

Landcare recognised the school's efforts to clear a 90-metre (300 ft) stretch of Greta Beach used as a nesting ground for the green turtle. The beach area is one of the dirtiest on the island as it traps debris brought in by currents. For these continuing efforts, the school was selected as a 2004 Western Australia Landcare Education Award Finalist.[1]

State visit[edit]

On 5 March 2007, Michael Jeffery (then Governor-General of Australia) visited the school and addressed the school assembly.[2]


  1. ^ Caring for Green Turtles on Christmas Island, Landcare Australia. Accessed 11 July 2007. "2004 Western Australia Landcare Education Award Finalist, Christmas Island District High School, has worked to ensure Greta Beach is a safer place for the nesting Green Turtles and a more pleasant recreational area for the residents of Christmas Island."
  2. ^ "Gallery - 5 March 2007" Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

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