About Us


Commencing in 1921 as one of the first schools in Western Australian, Northam Senior High School stands on the bank of the Avon River with its impressive heritage listed buildings.

Having a proud and rich history, Northam and surrounding Wheatbelt districts students, many who travel by school bus, are educated at this school which provides a comprehensive curriculum to Year 7-12 children and young adults.

Northam Senior High School’s teaching and learning programs are always improving and students have access to quality teachers, strategies and resources. We work in partnership with students, staff and parents/carers to achieve the best results for each and every one of our students.

With opportunity to prepare for university or TAFE through an ATAR pathway or apprenticeship, traineeships or employment through General and Vocational Education and Training pathways, the school has excellent facilities. These include a Trade Training Centre, delivering Hospitality and Kitchen Operations certificates, and a modern and well resourced Performing Arts Centre.

Northam Senior High School has a focus on a safe and orderly learning environment. Led by the Student Services team, all staff provide excellent pastoral care by building positive relationships and establishing and maintaining high standards in their classrooms and school yard.

Northam Senior High School is a culturally responsive school and there is a strong relationship with our Aboriginal community, in particular the Elders, and through our programs including the Clontarf Academy, Wirrpanda Girls Academy and Follow the Dream Partnerships for Success.

The school vision is ‘A Community United’ and the four values that underpin our vision are Courage, Collaboration, Connection and Communication.

At Northam Senior High School, we build positive, honest and connected relationships to ensure that our students can contribute to their current and future communities.

With over 600 students, and as the largest school in the Wheatbelt, Northam Senior High School is a school where everyone matters and where we want all to leave the school with clear pathways and opportunities for success.