Albany Senior High School, Western Australia

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Albany Senior High School
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Albany Senior High School
Location in Western Australia

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Coordinates 35°01′12″S117°53′31″E / 35.02004°S 117.89185°E / -35.02004; 117.89185 Coordinates: 35°01′12″S117°53′31″E / 35.02004°S 117.89185°E / -35.02004; 117.89185
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Type Public co-educational high day school
MottoKeep Troth [1]
Established1918;101 years ago (1918)
Educational authority WA Department of Education
PrincipalJenny Firth
Years 7-12
Enrolment1,113 (2015)
Campus type Regional
Colour(s)Green and gold         
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View of Albany Senior High School main building

Albany Senior High School is a comprehensive public co-educational high day school, located in Albany, a regional centre in the Great Southern region, 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. The school was established in 1918. The school's catchment area covers most of the City of Albany and in 2015 the school had an enrolment of 1,113 students between Year 7 and Year 12; four percent of whom were Indigenous Australians.

Mixed-sex education Mixed-sex education

Mixed-sex education, also known as mixed-gender education, co-education or coeducation, is a system of education where males and females are educated together. Whereas single-sex education was more common up to the 19th century, mixed-sex education has since become standard in many cultures, particularly in Western countries. Single-sex education, however, remains prevalent in many Muslim countries. The relative merits of both systems have been the subject of debate.

A day school—as opposed to a boarding school—is an educational institution where children are given instruction during the day, after which the students return to their homes. A day school has full-day programs.

Albany, Western Australia City in Western Australia

Albany is a port city in the Great Southern region in the Australian state of Western Australia, 418 km southeast of Perth, the state capital. Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years.

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Catchment area

Albany's catchment area has been specified by the Department of Education and Training to include all of the City of Albany other than the western areas serviced by Mount Lockyer and Yakamia primary schools, which are served by North Albany Senior High School.

City of Albany Local government area in Western Australia

The City of Albany is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 410 kilometres (255 mi) south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It covers an area of 4,312.3 square kilometres (1,665 sq mi), including the Greater Albany metropolitan area and the Port of Albany, as well as the surrounding agricultural district and some national parks. The City of Albany had a population of over 36,000 at the 2016 census.

North Albany Senior High School

North Albany Senior High School is a comprehensive independent public high school located in the north west of Albany, Western Australia, a regional centre 420 kilometres (261 mi) south-southeast of Perth.

History

The school opened in 1918, and relocated in 1924 to the northern side of Mount Clarence, to buildings designed by the Principal Architect of Western Australia, William Hardwick. [2]

Mount Clarence, Western Australia Suburb of Albany, Western Australia

Mount Clarence is an inner suburb of Albany, Western Australia, between the Albany city centre and Middleton Beach. Its local government area is the City of Albany, and over three-quarters of its land area is either parkland or forest, including Albany's Heritage Park. Mount Clarence was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.

Between 1891 and 1985 the Principal Architect of the Public Works Department was responsible for the delivery of the State Government’s public buildings capital works program throughout Western Australia.

William Hardwick architect

William Burden Hardwick, often referred to professionally as W.B. Hardwick, was an Australian architect who from 1917 until 1927 was Principal Architect of the Public Works Department in Western Australia. The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture refers to Hardwick as being "well known for continuing the high standards of design in public buildings established during the gold boom, particularly in hospitals, schools and post offices throughout the state".

The school had a major upgrade in 1997 in several areas including the science laboratories, Design and Technology area and the home economics area.

Laboratory Facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed.

A laboratory is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. Laboratory services are provided in a variety of settings: physicians offices, clinics, hospitals, and regional and national referral centers.

Another upgrade occurred in 2002 when the oval, gymnasium and performing arts centre were completed. [3]

Cricket field grassy ground on which the game of cricket is played

A cricket field is a large grassy field on which the game of cricket is played. Although generally oval in shape, there is a wide variety within this: some are almost perfect circles, some elongated ovals and some entirely irregular shapes with little or no symmetry – but they will have entirely curved boundaries, almost without exception. There are no fixed dimensions for the field but its diameter usually varies between 450 feet (137 m) and 500 feet (150 m). Cricket is unusual among major sports in that there is no official rule for a fixed-shape ground for professional games. On most grounds, a rope demarcates the perimeter of the field and is known as the boundary. Within the boundary and generally as close to the centre as possible will be the square which is an area of carefully prepared grass upon which cricket pitches can be prepared and marked for matches.

Gym locality for both physical and intellectual education

A gymnasium, also known as a gym, is a covered location for gymnastics, athletics and gymnastic services. The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. They are commonly found in athletic and fitness centers, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. "Gym" is also slang for "fitness center", which is often an area for indoor recreation.

Enrolments at the school have been steady over the last few years with 1008 students in 2007, 1055 in 2008, 1078 in 2009, 1005 in 2010, 1012 in 2011, 1011 in 2012, 960 in 2013, 982 in 2014 and 1113 in 2015. The drop in numbers since 2010 is a result of half cohort commencing school in 2010 when the age for Year 8 enrolment was raised by six months across the state. The increase in enrolments in 2015 was due to the loss of the half cohort and the addition of a Year 7 cohort.

The school won the State Country Week Champion School for five consecutive years from 2000 to 2004. The school regained the champion school shield in 2010 but not before Bunbury Senior High School was awarded the champion school at the closing ceremony following a mix-up in the tallying of results. [4] In 2011 the school again won the champion school shield.

Country Senior High Schools Carnival (Western Australia)

Country Week or Country Senior High Schools Carnival is an annual multi-sport event carnival held in Perth, Western Australia between rural high schools from Western Australia. The carnival is organised by School Sport WA.

Bunbury Senior High School object in Bunbury, Western Australia

Bunbury Senior High School is a comprehensive public co-educational high day school, located in Bunbury, a regional centre in the South West region, 175 kilometres (109 mi) south of Perth, Western Australia.

Bunbury Senior High School won the shield back from in 2012 with Albany being the runner-up champion school, but the school did win a third consecutive premiership in the football competition. [5] The school were runners up again in 2013 to Bunbury Senior High School and 2014, before winning overall once more in 2015.

In 2013 the school appeared in the top 50 schools for WACE results in position 39. [6] In 2014 it was rated as the top country school, and ranked at 27th in the state. [7]

Long serving principal, Peter Havel, left the school in 2015 and was replaced by Jenny Firth. [8]

Special programs

Students can be in all or none of these programs when attending ASHS.

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References

  1. "Our History". Albany Senior High School. Retrieved 13 June 2019.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. "Mr W. B. Hardwick Dead - Former Principal Architect". The West Australian. Retrieved 5 May 2012 via Trove, National Library of Australia.
  3. "Department of Education Schools online". WA Department of Education. 2009. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2010.Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. "School gets award after tallying blunder". 2010. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010.Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Cite web requires |website= (help)
  5. "Bunbury Mail - Bunbury Senior High crowned Country Week Champions". Fairfax Media. 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  6. Shannon Hampton (20 January 2014). "Proud principal jumps for joy". Albany Advertiser. Yahoo7 . Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  7. Lisa Morrison (15 January 2015). "Albany school comes out tops". Albany Advertiser . Yahoo7 . Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  8. "Albany Senior High School Newsletter" (PDF). June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2016.Cite web requires |website= (help)