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About BSHS

About BSHS

Busselton Senior High School is a government senior secondary school in the popular resort town of Busselton on Geographe Bay, located nearl...

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From The Principal

From The Principal

Welcome to the Busselton Senior High School website. As you journey through this site, you will learn about the achievements of our wonderfu...

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Performances, Excursions, Representation

Performances, Excursions, Representation

Students at Busselton Senior High School have an enormous range of opportunities to participate in activities which will challenge and stimu...

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BSHS School Values

BSHS School Values

Our School Values Our purpose as a school community is to provide opportunities for all students to realize their full potential. We do thi...

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Broad Range of Programs

Broad Range of Programs

In Lower School, students experience the complete range of learning areas, taking units in English, Maths, Science, Society and Environment,...

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Reflecting the Community

Reflecting the Community

For over 50 years, Busselton Senior High School has represented the community in secondary education. The school’s population reflects a bro...

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Literacy and Numeracy Focus

Literacy and Numeracy Focus

There is a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy as the school encourages maximum performance in these important core areas. We emphasise va...

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School News

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ANZAC Service

ANZAC Service

ANZAC SERVICE 2014 is the 99th Anniversary of the Australian and New Zeala...

April 03, 2014, Hits:31

High Energy Caffeine Drinks - Banned From Term 2 2014

High Energy Caffeine Drinks - Banned…

The school’s Executive Team in consultation with the Student Services Team ...

April 03, 2014, Hits:19

Parent Evening

Parent Evening

PARENT EVENING Tuesday 8 April 4.00pm – 6.30pmLibrary Quadrangle 4.00pm -...

April 02, 2014, Hits:26

Principal's Report April 2014

Principal's Report April 2014

Dear Parent / Guardian, It is hard to believe that Term 1 is almost over. ...

April 02, 2014, Hits:23

The Move To Year 7

The Move To Year 7

The Move to Year 7 The move to high school is a big deal for parents and s...

March 27, 2014, Hits:60

Were you in 3rd Year High School in 1969?

Were you in 3rd Year High…

If you were listening on your tranny to Sugar, Sugar by the Archies or Honk...

March 27, 2014, Hits:6

School Ball 2014

School Ball 2014

This year’s ‘Great Gatsby’ ball was held at Bayview Geographe Resort on a l...

March 25, 2014, Hits:103

Literacy Support

Literacy Support

The school offers literacy support for students. Pippa Moore works with sma...

March 25, 2014, Hits:43

Student Councillors 2014

Student Councillors 2014

I would like to introduce the 2014 Student Council. Joshua Kent (School cap...

March 12, 2014, Hits:64

Principal's Report February 2014

Principal's Report February 2014

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members, Welcome to the 2014 school...

March 12, 2014, Hits:48

Academic Honours - Hayley Winchcombe

Academic Honours - Hayley Winchcombe

In a boon for Busselton public education, a high-achieving local secondary ...

March 12, 2014, Hits:39

Ex Student Natasha Moore’s 2 Way Partnership

Ex Student Natasha Moore’s 2 Way…

Natasha, who attended Busselton Senior High School from 2001 to 2005, recei...

December 06, 2013, Hits:68

Year 10 Beginner Surfboard Riding Program

Year 10 Beginner Surfboard Riding Program

Year 10 students at Busselton Senior High School have taken to the waves fo...

December 05, 2013, Hits:193

Year 8 Orientation Ambassadors ready to go!

Year 8 Orientation Ambassadors ready to…

More than a hundred eager Year 7 students will arrive at Busselton SHS on T...

December 05, 2013, Hits:85

Year 10 and 11 Awards Assembly

Year 10 and 11 Awards Assembly

The Busselton Senior High School 2013 Year 10 and 11 Awards Assembly was he...

December 04, 2013, Hits:79

Other Busselton Senior High School News

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Canteen Stalwarts

Canteen Stalwarts

Lin Beven and Sue Trott have worked at the BSHS canteen for 25 and 20 years respectively.  In this time they have been a consistent happy presence in the lives of the thousands of children they have catere...

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Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle Success!Manning the sausage sizzle run by the BSHS P & C on Election Saturday, the 5th April were JS,ES and J McL (pictured).  There was a steady flow of voters and lots of parents and s...

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P & C News - April 2014

P & C News - April 2014

Our P & C will be fundraising this year on Election Day the 5th April, running a sausage sizzle with the aid of parents and student councillors, providing breakfast to hungry voters. Canteen opening hours ...

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Good Reads In The Library

Good Reads In The Library

Tigers on the Beach by Doug MacLeod  Have you heard the one about the guy who lost a grandfather but found a girlfriend? It’s funny. It’s also kind of sad. This is a great book!Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks...

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Take a Mo To Meet More Of Our Wonderful Students...

Take a Mo To Meet More Of Our Wonderful Students...

TAKE A Mo TO MEET MORE OF OUR WONDERFUL STUDENTS…. Year 8Name:     David BarrWhat are your obsessions? GamingWhat freaks you out?     LizardsWhat do you pig out on?   &n...

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Hot Topic - Drug Aware

Hot Topic - Drug Aware

Hot TopicWe have been studying and focusing on the drug aware program for a couple of weeks now.  This is what we have so far found out about this subject. Check it our here. {phocadownload view=file|id=7...

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Crafty Cats at Nannup Music Festival 2014

Crafty Cats at Nannup Music Festival 2014

Throughout 2013 a small group of students at Geographe Training called the Crafty Cats completed a Banner Project in partnership with the Nannup Music Festival. The students and staff designed and hand sewed nu...

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Interschool Tennis 2014

Interschool Tennis 2014

Throughout Term 1, ATAR and VET (Recreation) upper school students in Physical Education Studies classes have been playing and studying tennis as a part of their courses. PE Studies has both practical and theor...

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New Books in the Library!

New Books in the Library!

The First Voyage by Allan BailleBent Beak and his tribe build a raft to travel south to a new land because the crocodile tribe don’t want them on Bird Island (Timor). How did the first people come to Australia?...

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Beach Carnival 2014

Beach Carnival 2014

The 2014 Busselton Senior High School Beach Carnival was a wonderful day of perfect weather, great competition and plenty of fun time for staff and students. Victors on the day were the mighty red faction of Le...

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Singapore Swing

Singapore Swing

At the end of last year, a selected group of 27 students from the Busselton Senior High School Music Program embarked on a band tour to Singapore. Leaving on the 30th of November and returning on the 6th of Dec...

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Maths News - Term 1 2014

Maths News - Term 1 2014

Hello to parents and guardians and welcome back to all students. The Mathematics department has not changed since last year. We have Mr Fucile, Mrs Forrest, Mrs Pavlinovich, Mr Wall and Mr Kilner. We will keep ...

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Farewell Sue

Farewell Sue

In 2008 Busselton SHS was blessed to have Sue Schlueter join our staff from Dunsborough Primary School. Their loss was our HUGE gain as she threw her energies into making the lives of students much richer. Sue ...

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Geographe Training Update Term 4

Geographe Training Update Term 4

Another year at Geo Training is coming to an end and what a year it has been. Congratulations to all our Year 10 and Year 11 students who successfully passed their Certificate 2 in General Education for Adults....

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Year 10 Science - Motion, Hot Air and being All Cracked Up

Year 10 Science - Motion, Hot Air and being All Cracked Up

Motion and Hot AirYear 10 Integrated Science students have been testing the Conservation of Energy theory by producing balloon powered cars. Their production of cars entailed the use of easy-found objects and t...

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Year 9 Science - Earthquake shakers

Year 9 Science - Earthquake shakers

This term, a class of Year 9 Science students have been immersing themselves in the wonders of geology, investigating the movements of the earth’s plates and the world of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Th...

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Tenpin bowling and Golf

Tenpin bowling and Golf

Tenpin bowling The Year 11 Recreation class recently went up to Bunbury to investigate a recreational activity in the south west region. The class visited Bunbury 10 pin bowling. Mrs Haggarty put the challenge...

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The Great Amazing Busso Race 2013

The Great Amazing Busso Race 2013

On Wednesday 6th November 2013 the Year 11 Recreation Class at Busselton Senior High School took part in “The Great Amazing Busso Race”. The race took place within a 5 km radius of the town centre. This is the ...

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Art Exhibition 2013

Art Exhibition 2013

A fantastic night ….. All attendees enjoyed viewing the high quality oil paintings, sculptures, photographs and ceramics completed by the talented art students this year. Head of the Arts Learning Area Mr Sno...

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P & C News - November 2013

On behalf of the P & C, I would like to thank the volunteers who assisted with the sausage sizzle and raffle on Election Day. We made over $600 which will go towards future projects. The canteen operating ...

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Abseiling Year 10's

Abseiling Year 10's

On Monday 5th of November a group of intrepid Year 10 Outdoor Education students ventured to the cliffs of Wilyabrup for a day of fun in the sun. Rolling waves and broaching Humpback whales 200m off the coast s...

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Mathematics Department Update

The Australian Mathematics Competition was held on Thursday 1st August. Busselton Senior High School had a total of 36 participants. Five achieved Distinction and 18 achieved Credit certificates. Our best perfo...

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Geographe Training Update

Geographe Training Update

Heaps has been happening down at Geographe Training. Firstly a huge congratulations to our graduating Year 12’s. All our Year 12 Geo students graduated with a Certificate III in General Education for Adults whi...

October 30, 2013 No comments

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Year 12 Business - Interview Activity

Year 12 Business - Interview Activity

Broadwater Interview Activity On Wednesday 23 October the Year 12 Business Students went to the North Room at Broadwater Beach Resort to complete an “Interview Activity.” A lot of preparation went into this, t...

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Year 11 Recreation - Climbing Naturaliste

Year 11 Recreation - Climbing Naturaliste

On Wednesday 25th September the Year 11 Recreation students from Busselton Senior High School visited Climbing Naturaliste in Dunsborough. These students are currently completing a Certificate II in Sport Coach...

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2013 South West Science and Engineering Challenge

2013 South West Science and Engineering Challenge

Each year, the Science and Engineering Challenge is conducted throughout the state to allow students to be involved in problem-solving activities and to encourage them to consider a career in Science and Engine...

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Jazz Music Awards

Jazz Music Awards

Term 3 has been a very busy time for the Music Department. Following excellent performances at the Jazz Festival in Perth by Jazz II and Jazz I, all performance groups participated in the Queen’s Cup. Congratul...

September 17, 2013 No comments

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Year 12 Bridgetown Expedition

Year 12 Bridgetown Expedition

The Recreation Group’s spirits were high as the Year 12’s left on their expedition to Bridgetown on Wednesday, 11th September.After 7 weeks of preparation, the students arrived at Sunnyside and after setting up...

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Year 10 Injidup Dunes Project

Year 10 Injidup Dunes Project

Busso Year 10s “Think Global and Act Local” On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Year 10 students from Busselton SHS worked with the Yallingup LCDC and planted over one thousand native plants to help restore...

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School Art Exhibition 2013

School Art Exhibition 2013

Senior art students are in the final stages of completing art works to display in the Senior School Art Exhibition. This event will take place at 6.00 pm on Wednesday October 30.This year the exhibition will sh...

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Portrait of a Nation - Australian Schools Portrait Project

Portrait of a Nation - Australian Schools Portrait Project

As part of an extension to the recently successful Year 9 tour of Canberra and surrounds, Busselton Senior High School students were fortunate to have secured the services of staff from the National Portrait Ga...

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Winter Carnival 2013

Winter Carnival 2013

At 8:10am on Wednesday, the 28th July, 73 Year 8 - 10 athletes from Busselton SHS climbed into the buses. These students headed to Hay Park Recreation Centre to play in a variety of sports against other governm...

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M.I.S. Update

M.I.S. Update

Year 12 Isaiah Tilbee joined MIS to learn lots of industrial parts and to get a good job when he leaves school. At the moment Isaiah is making a filler plug for a steam engine. Isaiah said the one thing he does...

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M.I.S. - Table Making with domino joins

M.I.S. - Table Making with domino joins

Kane Pitchers and Jake Snowdon From the Year 11 M.I.S group have been working hard with the ongoing development of their table and draw. The criteria of this task set by Mr Douglas was to show that they can suc...

August 26, 2013 No comments

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National Science Week, 13-16 August 2013

National Science Week, 13-16 August 2013

Busselton Senior High School students were treated to many events during this week, from lunch time music every day in the Science quad, to some fun activities based on Science. The week started with our annua...

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Integrated Science – Year 10

Integrated Science – Year 10

Students from Integrated Science studied Forensic Science last term. As this subject requires the ingenuity of a CSI investigator, students learnt about the intricacies of fingerprints, the mysteries of insects...

August 21, 2013 No comments

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Scitech Visit 2013

Scitech Visit 2013

During week 2, Scitech came to Busselton SHS as part of their BEYOND THE BEAKER programme. This programme is about encouraging students in Years 8 to 10 to study science and maths in school, in order to pursue ...

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P & C Meetings

Monday 19th August 7:30 in the Conference Room Monday 9th September 6:30 in the Conference Room – this is a special WACSSO training night, where members from other P & C’s in the District will meet to disc...

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SNAG - Start New At Golf

SNAG - Start New At Golf

On Monday 29th July 3012 Ron, Maureen and Jenny from SNAG WA came to introduce the SNAG coaching concept to the Year 11 & 12 VET Recreation classes. The SNAG Golf System contains age appropriate equipment a...

August 06, 2013 No comments

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Country Week 2013

Country Week 2013

The Busselton Senior High School Country Week team of 2013 departed from school on Sunday morning, June 30.   We consisted of 7 committed staff and 74 enthusiastic students competing in 5 different sp...

August 06, 2013 No comments

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Ngort Wabiny

Ngort Wabiny

Term 2 has seen yet another eager group of students from Year 9 and 10 become participants in the Horse Vision Program. Through processes that help the students understand the nature of a horse, students learn ...

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Scott Darlow

Scott Darlow

Scott Darlow, indigenous musician and storyteller, spoke with the Year 8 and 9 students recently about aspects of Aboriginal history and the need for reconciliation. During an English period, Year 8’s were aske...

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Interschool Athletics

Interschool Athletics

Interschool Athletics Carnival On Wednesday 22nd May Busselton SHS attended the annual Southwest High School Athletics Carnival. The team of 37 competitors left Busselton at 8:30am and headed to the athletics ...

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Year 11 Recreation

Year 11 Recreation

On Wednesday, 15th May the Year 11 Recreation Class from Busselton Senior High School spent the day running activities for 2 classes at West Busselton Primary School. Mrs Sullivan’s Year 5 class, along with Mr...

May 21, 2013 No comments

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Year 9 Health Education

Year 9 Health Education

Early this term Year 9 Health Education students and teachers attended Alcoholics Anonymous and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome presentations at Busselton SHS. These presentations were set up to conclude the Yr 9 ”Lear...

May 21, 2013 No comments

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Banners on the Terrace - Perth

Banners on the Terrace - Perth

Busselton SHS students Sarah Francis and Elle Sewell have been busy each week after school working with students from other schools on the Banners on the Terrace Project. At this stage they have finished develo...

May 20, 2013 No comments

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Long Serving P & C members

Long Serving P & C members

The four long serving P & C members are photographed holding their ten year service commemoration certificates from WACSSO. David Pilpel Past President of Busselton Senior High School and ten years service...

May 15, 2013 No comments

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History 3A Excursion

Visiting many local places helps students to understand why they have to study the 3A unit that is compulsory in year 12. This unit covers one part of Australia’s history in great detail that had two of the wor...

May 14, 2013 No comments

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Science in Action

Science in Action

These Yr 9 boys have designed their own experiment to test the senses. This test is to compare the hand-eye coordination, part of the nervous system responsible for taking in visual information to the brain and...

May 07, 2013 No comments

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Community Police visit Geographe Training

Community Police visit Geographe Training

On Monday 8th April 2013 the Bunbury and Busselton Community Policing Team made a visit to Geographe Training. Three staff members from the Community Policing unit stopped by to talk to students about issues t...

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