Duncraig Senior High School
|Duncraig Senior High School|
|Type||Independent Public School, Secondary, Co-educational, Day school|
|Motto||Caring to Achieve|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue & White
|Website||Duncraig Senior High School|
The school opened in 1979 with 850 students from various primary schools in the surrounding area. It currently has an average of 1060 students. The opening of Padbury Senior High School in 1987 reduced the number of contributing primary schools. At the closure of Craigie Senior High School in 2004 Duncraig took in year nine and ten students belonging to Craigie's Academic Talent Program.
During a freak storm in March 2010 the school was extensively damaged by hail and torrential rain. As a result, the school was closed for a week for all students. Senior school students then returned but students from Year 8 to 10 were not allowed back until late April following the first term holiday break.
Duncraig has a number of special programs running within the school, such as:
- Triathlon Program
- Academic Talent Program (ATP) - The top 2.5% of students are offered placement through year 7-10
- Upper School Academic Talent Program (USATP) - Similar to the lower school ATP, except it is for years 11-12
- School Based Academic Extension (SBAE) - Top 15% of students offered placement through years 7-10
- Music Program
- Student Exchange Program
- Bushranger Cadets
- Special Education
- "ABC News - Weeks off school for storm students". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Perth Now - Hundreds of students off school for weeks after freak storm". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26.