The Morawa townsite school commenced in 1923 with an average daily attendance of 8 pupils. Since then the school population has varied with a present day student number just in excess of 240. Morawa is located in the northern wheat belt, 390kms north of Perth and 190kms south east of Geraldton. The town is predominantly a wheat and sheep farming community, although the mining of iron ore is taking off in the area, with Midwest Corporation having commenced operations at Koolanooka, 25km east of the town site in 2006.
Morawa DHS caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and students come from within Morawa itself, nearby towns and adjacent farming areas. The IPS School Board and the Parents and Citizens Association, provide strong support for the school community, with sub-committees taking lead roles in special events throughout the school year.
With a very active sports committee, Morawa has a strong tradition of running successful swimming and athletics carnivals. The school band committee is involved in fund raising to support the band and its activities. Other P&C Committees include Canteen Committee, Pre-Primary Committee and the Uniform Committee.
Morawa DHS is recognised for its comprehensive music program for students from Pre-Primary to Upper School. Students are involved in the choir and given the opportunity to learn an instrument, brass and/or guitar. Morawa DHS has the only brass band in the Government School system.
Focus Areas, Strategies & Milestones
We ‘shape futures’ by developing:
- success for all students;
- a distinctive school;
- high quality teaching and leadership;
- a capable and responsive organisation.
Each of these focus areas shapes our day-to-day work. To deliver these, we will implement a series of strategies and milestones that will be monitored using a range of indicators.