Tomaree High School

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Tomaree High School
Coordinates32°44′13″S 152°6′42″E / 32.73694°S 152.11167°E / -32.73694; 152.11167Coordinates: 32°44′13″S 152°6′42″E / 32.73694°S 152.11167°E / -32.73694; 152.11167
TypePublic, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
MottoForward Together
PrincipalSue Xenos
Colour(s)Electric Blue & Yellow

Tomaree High School is a secondary, state run high school located in Salamander Bay, a suburb of the Port Stephens Council local government area in New South Wales, Australia.

The school is best known for a crossbow shooting incident occurring in April 2003. The resulting shooting lead to the immediate evacuation of the school and subsequent closure for the day. Two 16-year-old girls were injured during the incident and the 16-year-old male was charged with attempted murder, two counts of maliciously wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of a prohibited weapon and throwing an explosive. However, his homemade explosive was made incorrectly and didn't work.[2]


  1. ^ "How to enrol at a Public School - Tomaree High School". New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
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