Our School - School Profile

Overview of School Profile  

Exmouth is a small coastal community situated in the remote North West of Western Australia. Located about 1300km north of the capital city Perth, about 850km north of the large regional city of Geraldton and 600km South West of the central of the Pilbara's mining operations, Karratha, Exmouth is both remote and exciting. The town population of approximately 3 000 swells to over 6 000 during the tourist season. It is situated in the midst of a thriving seasonal tourist and fishing town. We are surrounded by a national park and pastoral regions, and are one of the gateways to the precious Ningaloo Reef, home of that giant of the deep, the fascinating whale shark. 

The Exmouth School opened in February 1965, in temporary quarters, with a total of 29 students. This was a small beginning, but the future growth and development of the school was assured by the establishment of the Harold E Holt US Naval Communication Station on North West Cape in 1967. An agreement between the governments of Western Australia and the United States of America ensured that the educational needs of both nationalities were met.

Currently the school caters for approximately 500 students from Kindergarten to   Year 12. With over 30 teaching staff appointed by the Department of Education and Training, the specialised needs of the various year levels and secondary subject areas are ably covered. Teaching staff are  well supported with approximately 30 clerical staff, education assistants, cleaners and gardeners. These invaluable members of our school team support the teachers, the learning program, and maintenance of the grounds and buildings.

A review of the school facilities has resulted in the school getting an extensive upgrade with an allocation of approximately $17 million dollars. The upgrade  includes new classrooms, library, Art/Drama/Music centre and expansive undercover court area.

Exmouth District High School has an exciting future.