Duncraig Senior High School

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Duncraig Senior High School
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Perth, W.A
Type Independent Public School, Secondary, Co-educational, Day school
Motto Caring to Achieve
Established 1979
Principal Stephen Spice
Enrolment 1,060 (2006)
Campus Duncraig
Colour(s) Navy Blue & White

Duncraig Senior High School is an independent public high school located 18 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia in the suburb of Duncraig. The current principal is Stephen Spice.


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.[1][2]

Special programs[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 31°49′21″S 115°45′59″E / 31.82250°S 115.76639°E / -31.82250; 115.76639