Donnybrook District High School is a combined rural school (Kindergarten-Year 10), situated on two sites that lie 1.5kms apart. Donnybrook District High School services the communities of Donnybrook, Kirup and Balingup. The Junior Campus at Mead Street caters for Kindergarten to Year 6, while the Senior Campus at Bentley Street caters for Year 7 to Year 10.
A key objective of our school is to take advantage of the very fact that the school isn’t a traditional Primary or Secondary school, rather a combined Kindergarten-Year 10 school. Through careful planning and innovative thinking, we are able to capitalise on points of difference and offer our students a truly unique educational experience.
Donnybrook District High School recognises a need to support the social and emotional learning of our students. There is an increasing need to assist them to acquire and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships and make responsible and caring decisions. A strong focus on Social and Emotional Learning throughout Kindergarten to Year 10, provides overall support for our students, families and school community.
Supporting our work in this crucial space is a carefully crafted Social and Emotional Learning Plan that links to the school’s academic programs and school-wide practices and policies. The partnership the school has formed with the team from AdventureWorks, will foster youth voice, agency and engagement. Through our collective approach, we will reveal and nurture the interests and assets of all our students. They are valued, they do belong and they can be successful.
Understanding of, and developing relationships with, students and parents and carers is our core business. Our student numbers allow us to ensure individualised pathways and learning for each and every student are developed and actioned. We have a deep understanding of where students are at and where they need to go.
Student needs are placed at the forefront of every decision made. Our commitment to this includes implementing evidence-based programs that pursue excellence to ensure that all students achieve and strive for greatness at the level of which they are capable. We invest significant measures in academic support programs with Literacy and Numeracy intervention provided to both Primary and Secondary students.
We aim to provide opportunities for every child to excel at their personal best. These opportunities provide students with choices of courses so that they can build their pathway to the future on both their interests and ability.
I encourage each family to read and engage with the 2024 Handbook carefully as there are many answers to your questions here. The school’s website is also an important tool that complements this Handbook and together they aim to ensure you understand all you need to, in order to support your child’s educational journey.
Donnybrook District High School has its own Facebook Group. This initiative supports the school to provide timely and accurate information, whilst also promoting the magnificent achievements of our students. Search “Donnybrook District High School” on Facebook and you will locate our official page.
The teachers will be doing all they can to make certain the learning experiences at Donnybrook District High School are milestones and moments for your child and are looking forward to working with you to achieve this.
I am very proud to be the Principal of Donnybrook District High School. Our school is not only highly regarded by the local community but it is a focal point of our Donnybrook community. The school community recognises that we have an unrelenting emphasis to improve student outcomes which focuses on academic, sporting, and cultural achievement, as well as a high-care service to students as distinguishing features of Donnybrook District High School.
We look forward to supporting you and your child throughout 2024 and trust this handbook is the start of a mutually beneficial partnership.