Kalbarri DHS is situated in the picturesque tourist town of Kalbarri. We are surrounded by Kalbarri National Park and the township is located at the mouth of the Murchison River. The permanent population of the town is around 2 000, with the population rising up to 10 000 during the 'tourist season'. The community is reliant on tourism, service industries and the fishing industry.
The school was established in 1959 as a primary school, shifting from its first location near the waterfront to its current location in 1960. The current locality is pleasant and central to town. In 2001 the school became a District High School. Currently we have students from K – 12 and the development of the secondary area of the school has meant many new teachers have arrived bringing new skills and expertise. There are many positive interactions between secondary and primary staff and students.
The school is divided into classes and collaborative teaching groups based largely on phases of schooling.
Last Friday, the 2nd of November 2012, students from Kalbarri District High School took part in cleaning the foreshore of litter. Years 3, 8, 9 & 10 met at Sally’s Tree before proceeding to spread out towards Chinamens’ beach and past the boat hire in their efforts to keep our environment clean and tidy. Crew from the boating elective also ferried students across the other side to check for rubbish over there and bring back what they found.
Overall the students did a great job with a special mention to the year 3 students who seemed determined to ensure not one piece of rubbish was to be left behind.
Special mention to Aidan Caruth who won the battle against Fletch to see who could collect the most. Well done Aidan!!!
Also a special thankyou to our volunteers Joy, Shane and Fletch plus the teachers that gave up their time to make sure that our river environment is kept clean and tidy.