School Overview

About Pinjarra Senior High School

Located near the Pinjarra town centre and catering for students in Years 7 through 12, Pinjarra Senior High School provides a mix of traditional and innovative programs aimed at preparing students for tertiary education, TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships, or the workplace. Our specialty programs include a school-based Football Academy, a Year 11 and 12 practical farm based program, an Academic Extension Program as well as a Music Program that includes a swing band.

Since 1921, Pinjarra Senior High School has proudly served the community of Pinjarra and its surrounding region. Our Academic Extension Program complements regular school programming and offers an extensive extracurricular calendar focused on excursions, national competitions, and the public exhibition of student project work. The program seeks to enhance each student’s capacity to think critically and creatively, by presenting them with a variety of experiences and challenges. Our hope is to build intelligent community members capable of creating solutions for the future.

The Pinjarra Football Academy is an engagement program for boys, which makes football the context for learning. It not only focuses on supporting academic success but has a strong focus on fostering responsibility, teamwork, and good citizenship. In addition to specialty programs, students have access to Automotive and Engineering workshops, a school farm, Digital Media and Technology, and an environment rich with Outdoor Recreation opportunities. We also offer a comprehensive range of subjects and have outstanding programs which seek to engage and extend our students. The Sound Way and Mathletics programs underlie our Literacy and Numeracy approach in the school, and all students are exposed to a teacher supported series of study and homework seminars called Elevate.

Pinjarra School (1925)

Pinjarra School (1925)

Pinjarra School - Senior Class 1926

Pinjarra School: Senior Class (1926)

Housed in a heritage cottage on the school grounds, our Student Services Team runs specific programs and ensures that students’ pastoral and learning needs are attended to as well as possible. The team works diligently to ensure our students are equipped and able to handle challenges they may face in and out of school. Through partnerships with the local business community and universities, we strive to provide our students with a wealth of opportunities to become involved with Work Place Learning, University enrichment programs, and scholarships.

A considerable amount of renewal and refurbishment of the school has occurred in recent years. Our state of the art Design and Technology facility and Trade Training Centre are well equipped to give our students the best possible start to attaining a trade qualification or apprenticeship. Recently, the school opened its new netball, tennis and basketball courts, boosting physical education and recreational opportunities for our students. In addition, Pinjarra Senior High School also utilises the facilities of the adjacent Murray Leisure Centre. This provides our students with an excellent space for swimming, indoor sports and the arts.