The Morawa town site 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 200. 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 District High School [MDHS] is a Department of Education Independent Public School. The school caters for approximately 240 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We are committed to the Classroom First Strategy: making every student a successful student; every teacher an effective teacher; and Morawa DHS a good school. Staff provide a teaching and learning environment that is safe, responsive to, and supportive of the learning needs of all students in the school. The Morawa DHS school community promotes excellence in teaching and learning through positive relationships with students, staff and parents. Strong and clear leadership is provided to promote involvement and pride in our school.
The Morawa Education Industry and Training Alliance, an alliance between the Shire Council, Morawa DHS, Durack Institute of Technology, the WA College of Agriculture Morawa and Agriculture and Mining Industries has a goal to revitalise the community through an innovative and dynamic approach to education.
Morawa DHS staff believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning with relevant curriculum; are respected and in a safe and supportive environment. Teachers have clear guidelines, high expectations and teach using a variety of teaching pedagogies to cater for diverse learning styles and differences. We believe that positive relationships between staff, students and community are essential to effective teaching and learning and improve attendance. “Student Voice” is highly valued and 360 degree feedback essential to the growth of students and staff. Morawa DHS staff works collaboratively to provide better outcomes for students.
Morawa DHS has embedded the School Accountability and Improvement Framework which enhances the focus on standards of student achievement and public accountability. School staff and the community rigorously self-assess the school’s performance, and use the findings to inform school improvement strategies, through evidence based planning. Morawa DHS staff believe that through our endeavours we do value add in many different ways to each individual’s learning journey.
Leadership teamPrincipal – Tonia Carslake Deputy Principals – Tracy Tapscott, Mike McGann & Sarah Bowden-Powell Literacy and Numeracy Specialist Teachers Year CoordinatorsWhole staff
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