Recent News & Upcoming Events

R U OK? Day
“a conversation can change a life”

On Thursday the 12th of September 2019 students & staff celebrated R U OK? Day.
R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.




Warnbro Day 2019

Well done to all our students who participated in the 2019 Warnbro Day. What a fantastic day!









Good “Thymes” in the garden – August 2019

The Horticulture class have been working flat out to produce a new herb bed in Senior School. They have been developing skills in building, as well as growing herbs for use in their business enterprise. In addition to this, the students have been working on their T.A.F.E. skills as they learn to grow plants and plant seedlings during the correct season.




Congratulations to Christine, Bonita & Natasha on their nomination for the Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Awards.


Warnbro CHS ESC  Exemplary Practice Showcase and Conference Presentation


WCHS ESC presented a workshop about leading a whole school approach to wellbeing at the West Australian Principals and Administrators Conference.  We also took part in the Schools’ Showcase.  The showcase was a chance to  highlight our work  and expertise  in providing high quality educational programs  for our students. We shared information on Literacy development, Transitional Planning, the Senior School BELIEVE program and  Health and wellbeing . The response and feedback from participants was overwhelmingly  positive.


Congratulations to our year 10’s first time out in the community on workplace learning!!

Students worked hard this week at:

Chorus, Red Dot, Coles, Bunnings, IGA, Yappy Days Doggy Day Care and Modular Masonry




NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Workshop

On Tuesday 6th August and Wednesday 7th August our senior school students participated in a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workshop, presented by Senior Consultant, Team Leader of the Local Area Coordinators and two Rockingham-based Local Area Coordinators.

This workshop supported our students to think about their future lives and also allowed them to recognise how they can achieve their goals, this may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improve their wellbeing.

Many thanks to Leighton, Jane, Cara and Scott for a great workshop.



Big Plan – Year 9 Students

Our year 9 students and parents attended their first session of Big Plan on Wednesday morning to explore “What would it take for the young man or woman to have an interesting and fulfilling life where they can get to know people who would become their friends and are able to make their contribution to their local community?”   Students created a Family Crest unpacking their identity of what is important and significant to them. 

Students proudly shared their crests with the whole group, with everyone gaining an awareness of each student’s family spirit.



Welcome to our new Youth Worker Joining the Wellbeing Team


We would like to welcome Amanda Bake to Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre. Amanda will work as Youth Worker in our Wellbeing Team. In her new role Amanda will work with our Student Councillors, monitor attendance, provide wellbeing support to students and families.

Amanda’s objective is to ‘build relationships and support students to build confidence, resilience and sense of belonging within the school’

Amanda has a background in Disability Services and was previously a Local Coordinator with WA DNIS.


Welcome Amanda.




VacSwim Enrolments Now Open!

With swimming pools and beaches a part of our Western Australian lifestyle, it is vital that every child has the opportunity to learn essential swimming and water safety skills.

VacSwim provides children aged five to 17 years with the opportunity to learn to swim during the school holidays at many locations across the State. 

It would be appreciated if you could help promote VacSwim to families in your school community.  You’ll find a poster, article for your school newsletter, website and social media copy on Ikon for you to use and adapt.

Enrolments for VacSwim are now open and families can enrol online.  Further information and details of fees, locations and how to enrol are on our website.

Thank you for your support.

Swimming and Water Safety

Department of Education



Term 3 School Development Day- A Great Day of Learning


Our highly skilled and dedicated staff  commenced Term 3 with a  fantastic day of learning together. Staff engaged in both theoretical and practical workshops including: Information Technology; Growth Mindset; Positive Behaviour Support and the development of both Engaging and Reinforcing practice. We look forward to an exciting term working together to support our students’ wellbeing and academic development.   



Distinguished Positive Psychologist Professor Martin Seligman, Founder of Positive Education


“Wellbeing is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment” Martin Seligman.


This week our School psychologist and Principal had the opportunity to attend an Education Department event to hear Martin Seligman speak, a world renowned Positive Psychologist and founder of Positive Education. 

Professor Martin Seligman’s message reinforced the importance of  schools supporting student wellbeing as well as academic development. 

As a Positive Education school, we have  developed a whole school social and emotional learning framework using a Positive Education Model, HAPEER. The HAPEER model is based on the premise that the key elements that enable an individual to flourish can be taught.

 The aim of Positive Education is to promote flourishing lives that help facilitate both individual and organisational wellbeing.

The HAPEER Model aligns with the 6 wellbeing domains through which an individual can maximise their potential and flourish:

Positive Health

Positive Accomplishments

Positive Purpose

Positive Emotions

Positive Engagement

Positive Relationships




A guide to ‘DISABILITY SUPPORT’ on line that includes every imaginable service you would be looking for.  

It includes : –

  • NDIS planning
  • Useful phone numbers and websites
  • Disability Support Services
  • In Home Community Support
  • Therapists and Specialists

Plus so much more.


Two of our students Scott and Hailey competed in 4 events against 13 other WA clubs in the Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles 2019 – 

Between them they placed 4 x 3rd and were presented with 3 medals. 

What a fantastic job! Well done. 



Warnbro CHS have had a wheelchair ramp installed in their grassed area outside the school canteen! 
Our students are very excited, as it means they can all now join in with their friends at lunch and recess.



Senior School Mural

Artist Paul Deej worked with students early in the term and has created a vibrant mural in the undercover area of the Endeavour Building.

National Day of Action

Warnbro CHS ESC students supported National Action Day against Bullying and Violence last week. Students took a stance against bullying with each class designing their own  class message.

As a school we are passionately committed to creating a safe, caring and respectful school community. We know that when students feel a strong sense of safety, acceptance and belonging they are able to learn, achieve and be their best.  




Congratulations! Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre were recent winners of the School of The Year Award at WAESPAA Education Awards. This is a fantastic achievement and acknowledgement of the whole school community and the hard work and dedication of our staff to ensuring the very best programs and education possible for our students.





Bendigo Bank

The school would like to recognise the high quality work of the Middle School students who completed presentations for the Bendigo Bank competition on the topic of Improving our Community. Congratulations to Nikkeah and Tasha who were the school’s winners and went on to present their idea at the final presentation night at Murdoch University. These students have been shining stars, representing our school at a very prestigious event. Well done to you both and let’s hope this is the start of many amazing success stories. 




Principal Fellowship

Kim McCollum, principal of  Warnbro CHS ESC has  graduated as a Department of Education Principal Fellow along with 20 other West Australian Department of Education Principals. The Minister Of Education, Sue Ellery presented principals with their graduation certifications at a special ceremony last week. The 18 month program involved an extensive body of learning, mentoring and development. It included two intensive Harvard University Graduate School of Education courses, one delivered in Boston, Massachusetts and one online. Principals also participated in executive mentoring and active engagement in an area of system improvement.