Learning & Teaching

  • 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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  • Additional Programs

    Achieving Curriculum Excellence (ACE) Program Students are invited to participate in the program. This program is about academic rigour; it will be challenging for students at times. This program is about developing in students the knowledge, understandings and work ethic to support successful completion of ATAR courses in senior school.   LEAD LEAD is an […]

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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 Learning Area at Katanning Senior High School provides an environment where students can explore, investigate and better understand the world around them. In Years 7 to 10, students follow the Australian Curriculum and cover all aspects of Science through the topics of Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth & Space 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, Performing, Media

    Katanning SHS encompasses a strong creative Visual Arts faculty that takes pride in being creative, dynamic and innovative in all aspects of developing young adults for the future. Years 7 to 12 have access to an extensive range and variety of visual art experiences guided by professional and highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Our […]

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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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  • Student Support Programs

    Student Support Programs BREAKFAST CAFÉ The Breakfast Club is located in the room next to Room 21 and is open every morning at 8.30am.   CLONTARF ACADEMY The Clontarf Academy exists to improve education, discipline, life skills, self esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate meaningfully […]

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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 is integral to a positive school experience for our students. Our team is dedicated to assisting students to reach their full potential by supporting their social, emotional, mental, physical and educational wellbeing. The student services team builds positive relationships between students, staff and families, to help students achieve better academically, socially and emotionally. […]

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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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