Learning & Teaching

  • Engagement Program

    Katanning Senior High School’s Middle School Engagement Program offers a small group individualised learning program that builds on the students’ interests and strengths and provides meaningful challenge and opportunity for achievement. Key literacy and numeracy skills are embedded in the curriculum which has a strong emphasis on social competencies to help students build respect, resilience, self-regulation […]

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  • Advocacy

      Advocacy is an enrichment program that all students engage in for one period each week.  The program focuses on the development of health and wellbeing, study skills, life skills, and resilience. Students are led by their in-school advocate during these classes. The role of the advocate is to be a first port of call […]

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  • Digital Technologies

    Digital Technologies is one of the many technology units offered at Katanning Senior High School. In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important to develop knowledge and skills to analyse and creatively respond to design and/or digital challenges. Knowledge and understanding of information systems enables students to be creative and discerning decision-makers when […]

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  • Extra Curricular Activities – Bush Ranger Cadets, After School Learning Centre

    Extra-curricular activities Students at Katanning Senior High School have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities relating to sports, academics, culture, the environment and the arts. These activities are advertised through newsletters and notes as to when they are available and who is eligible to participate. The information below relates to […]

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  • English

    At Katanning Senior High School students are supported to develop their critical understanding and control of the English language. They are assessed formally and informally on their written work, oral presentation and communication skills, creative writing and the reading and analysis of a variety of texts. In the English learning area, programs are designed by […]

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  • Mathematics

    The Mathematics Department at Katanning Senior High School seeks to explore the Western Australian Curriculum in a meaningful way so that the students develop an understanding of mathematics in a real world context. Students are encouraged to expand their basic numeracy skills and increase their ability to solve problems, justifying their responses with mathematical proof. […]

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  • Science

    The Science Department at Katanning Senior High School aims to provide an environment where students can explore, investigate and better understand the world around them. In Years 7 to 10, students will follow the Australian Curriculum and cover all aspects of Science through topics Biological, Chemical, Earth & Space and Physical Sciences. Hands on activities […]

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  • Humanities and Social Sciences

      HASS is a compulsory subject in Years 7 to 10 and entails History, Geography, Economics and Civics and Citizenship that are all taught to each year group throughout the Academic year. Teachers are constantly striving to develop programs that are engaging and assessment tasks that are based on consistent judgements. Students through years 7 […]

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  • The Arts – Visual, Photography, Performing

      ART The Katanning Senior High School Visual Arts Program engages students from Year 7 through to Year 12. The program delivers skills that cover painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. The topics being taught include the artwork of Pablo Picasso and understanding the influence of Africa on Picasso’s work, drawing and painting skills needed […]

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  • Business

    The Certificate II in Business qualification allows individuals in a variety of contexts to adapt, change and perform a variety of tasks using basic practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge of computers. Students perform awareness of the Occupational Health and Safety standards and protocols surrounding business environments, how to produce simple word processed documents, use spread sheets to envision ideas and […]

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  • Design & Technologies

    Design and Technologies is a compulsory course of study in Years 7 and 8, where they are introduced to a variety of materials and projects in Metalwork and Woodwork. For students in Year 8, 9 and 10 they have the option of choosing a course in Metalwork and/or Woodwork. In Years 11 and 12, a […]

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  • Home Economics

    Home Economics staff at KSHS provides opportunities for students to understand and shape preferred solutions to a range of challenges in their personal, family, community and work roles. For example, they may develop and implement learning experiences that enable students to learn how to: Be innovative, enterprising and creative Design, evaluate and make decisions related […]

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  • Inclusive Learning

    The Inclusive Learning classroom at Katanning Senior High School is a small program, doing big things. We enrol students residing in Katanning and surrounding areas and specialise in the delivery of educational programs designed to improve outcomes for students with a diagnosed intellectual/physical disability. Dignity and Respect underpins the operations at the Education Support Unit. […]

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  • Health & Physical Education

    The KSHS HPE Department provides a multi-faceted learning program that allows students to learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. We offer Health and Physical Education, Personal Fitness, Recreational Sport, Physical Education Studies and Certificate Courses in Sport & Recreation.   In […]

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  • Aboriginal Education – FTD, Clontarf, Deadly Sista Girlz, AIEO

    The Aboriginal Education Team (AET) consists of five parties (detailed below) working collaboratively to provide pastoral care and educational programs to suite the students’ needs. Together these programs exist to improve the social, emotional and educational outcomes for Indigienous students, progressing the Closing the Gap target for education.   FOLLOW THE DREAM: PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS […]

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  • Library

      The school Library provides fiction, non-fiction and reference resources, together with magazines, comics and a large selection of DVD’s. ClickView is a fantastic online resource with a vast range of free-to-air programs which are available to staff and students in the Library and throughout the school. ClickView can also be accessed from home. SIDE […]

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  • Student Services

    Student Services Team The Student Services team provides support for the many issues, positive and challenging, large and small, that students deal with from time to time. The Student Service Centre has been set up to provide assistance for students who may be experiencing academic, vocational, social, emotional or health concerns. The ultimate goal of […]

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  • Trades Skills Centre

      GREAT SOUTHERN TRADES SKILLS CENTRE The Trades Skills Centre journey began in 2013 when the opportunity arose for Katanning Senior High School in conjunction with Gnowangerup, Kojonup and Wagin District High Schools, to apply for DEEWR Round 5 Federal funding to refurbish a current workshop facility to industry specifications. The Great Southern Trade Skills […]

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  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) & Workplace Learning (WPL)

      VET AND THE WACE Vocational Education and Training provides students with skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the workplace.  A VET qualification prepares students for, or in some instances qualifies students to do, a specific job. VET can contribute directly to student career goals no matter what their destination is. It all counts in […]

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  • Career and Enterprise

      Career education involves learning to manage and take responsibility for personal career development. The Career and Enterprise General course involves recognising one’s individual skills and talents, and using this understanding to assist in gaining and keeping work. The course develops a range of work skills and an understanding of the nature of work. Key […]

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  • Medical

    At Katanning Senior High School first aid treatment, minor illness, health emergencies and pastoral care is managed by school staff members. The Community Health Nurse is onsite three days a week to assist in planning systems for the delivery of Health, Well Being and First Aid within the School. To ensure student medical records are […]

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