Rockingham Senior High School

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Rockingham Senior High School
Rockingham, W.A
Coordinates 32°17′05″S 115°44′07″E / 32.284805°S 115.735145°E / -32.284805; 115.735145
Type Public, Co-educational
Motto Learn to Live
Established 1971
Principal Kerry Chipchase
Enrolment 743 Semester 2 2013
Campus Suburban

Rockingham Senior High School is a public co-educational high school in Western Australia. The school is located on Read Street in the Perth suburb of Rockingham.

The school was established in 1971[1] and caters for students in Year 7 to 12.

The school has offered a specialist maritime studies program at the Centre for Maritime Studies involving snorkeling, boating and first aid since 1991.[2] Specialist sporting programs involving netball and basketball, as well as a Rugby League Academy are also offered.

A fight between two female students went viral on facebook in 2012. The two students were surrounded by about fifty of their fellow students cheering and recording the brawl on mobile phones. The fight occurred on a grassed area near a Primay School building and only stopped when a member of the public stepped in.[3]

The number of student enrolments has declined over the last five years. The school enrolled 955 students in 2007, then 944 in 2008, to 894 in 2009, then fell to 783 in 2010, 787 in 2011, 781 in 2012 and to 743 in 2013. Since the introduction of Year 7's into the School in 2015 the numbers have grown to over 900 students


  1. ^ "Department of Education Schools online". 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Specialised Maritime Studies Program". Rockingham Senior High School. 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rockingham Senior High School school brawl video goes viral". Perthnow. News Limited. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

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