Our School - Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Exmouth District High School Website


Our school is located 1,270 kilometres north of Perth on North West Cape near the Cape Range National Park and the world heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park. The school was established in 1965 and has previously had strong links with the United States of America due to the establishment of the ‘US Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt’.

Exmouth DHS has set high expectations to realise the academic, social and creative potential of each student. We believe learning should be connected to their student world but also challenge them to aim higher and think creatively. We aim to produce independent and lifelong learners through our quality teaching and learning programs. We value learning, citizenship, gratitude and the development of leadership skills so our students can make a positive contribution to the school and wider community.

Currently, Exmouth DHS caters for approximately 450 students offering primary and secondary education from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our staff and students work in high performance collaborative teams that foster excellence in teaching and learning. With over 30 experienced teaching staff, the specialised needs of the various year levels and secondary subject areas are ably covered. Our school is committed to connecting with its local environment and community.

We are developing strong links with our government agencies - the Exmouth Shire, Fisheries WA and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Also, we have strong partnerships with the not for profit organisations and local businesses as well as multi-national companies. The school has a caring environment – allowing us to better know you and your children. We have a pastoral care committee that focuses on our whole school approach to student health and well-being, Kids Matter (K-6) and Mind Matters (7-12). Included in this is a school chaplaincy service and school psychologist service. 

We thrive on strong community relationships with parents and community members. By attending Exmouth DHS your child can make the most of our high performance and caring school community. I welcome you to contact the school or myself with any enquiries.


Principal-Ray Denholm