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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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School Photos on September 1

School Photos on September 1

On Monday the 1 September 2014 Busselton Senior High School will be having ...

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Transition to High School - Parent Information Night

Transition to High School - Parent…

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION Parents and guardians of Year 5, 6 and 7 students –...

August 11, 2014, Hits:26

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) - Update

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) - Update

Hi all and welcome to the second edition of Busselton Senior High School’s ...

August 11, 2014, Hits:27

Memorial Service - Korean War

Memorial Service - Korean War

On Sunday 27th July there was a Memorial Service for the Korean War Conflic...

August 07, 2014, Hits:26

ACADEMIC, INDIGENOUS & MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

ACADEMIC, INDIGENOUS & MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Attention: Current Year 6 & 7 Students Busselton Senior High School in...

August 07, 2014, Hits:34

Principal's Report August 2014

Principal's Report August 2014

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members, CelebrationsThere are a nu...

August 06, 2014, Hits:40

'Orange' School Bus 2015 - For Year 6 & 7 Students

'Orange' School Bus 2015 - For…

YEAR 6 AND YEAR 7 PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING PRIMARY SCHOOL 2014‘Ora...

August 01, 2014, Hits:30

Year 9 RAP Excursion Term 2 2014

Year 9 RAP Excursion Term 2…

In the last week of Term 2 we went on our RAP excursion. We went to a rolle...

July 25, 2014, Hits:54

BSHS Year 10 Students Receive Their White Card

BSHS Year 10 Students Receive Their…

'On Monday the 9 June 2014 Year 10 students from Busselton Senior High Scho...

June 30, 2014, Hits:56

Principal's Report June 2014

Principal's Report June 2014

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members, Term 2 has been extremely ...

June 19, 2014, Hits:71

A Taste of the Future

A Taste of the Future

For the last few Wednesdays, we have been delighted with the company of som...

June 19, 2014, Hits:67

The Paraplegic Benefit Fund Year 10 Assembly

The Paraplegic Benefit Fund Year 10…

On Wednesday of Week 3 all of us Year 10s went to our year assembly in the ...

June 17, 2014, Hits:55

The Tale of Keith Conder

The Tale of Keith Conder

When I first saw Keith in the PAC on Wednesday, I was curious. He was an ol...

June 13, 2014, Hits:51

Clontarf Football Game - Term 2

Clontarf Football Game - Term 2

On Tuesday 10 June we once more welcomed the SW Football Academy, Newton Mo...

June 13, 2014, Hits:54

ECU SHORT COURSE PROGRAM UPDATE FOR TERM 2. 2014

ECU SHORT COURSE PROGRAM UPDATE FOR…

Students are half way through the University Short Course offered at Edith ...

June 10, 2014, Hits:53

Other Busselton Senior High School News

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Apprenticeships & Traineeships – Making it Work

Apprenticeships & Traineeships – Making it Work

EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL TO ALL STUDENTS WHO MAY BE TRAINEESHIP/APPRENTICESHIP BOUND.Target audience – Yr 8-12 students interested in trades, apprenticeships and traineeships AND their parents/carers. To help raise...

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National Science Week 2014

National Science Week 2014

Week 5 Term 3 National Science WeekStudents have been enjoying 'hands on' science. The Year 9s have been seeing what the Van de Graaff generator can do to their hair!  

August 22, 2014 No comments

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Jazz Night 2014

Jazz Night 2014

BSHS P&C ASSOCIATION INC. MUSIC SUPPORT GROUP PRESENTS THE BUSSELTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT’S NIGHT OF JAZZ Bands I and II Featuring talented young students from both Busselton Senior High Scho...

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Good Reads In The Library - August

Good Reads In The Library - August

Reboot (Sci Fi) by Amy Tintera178 (Wren) is the strongest Reboot and is proud of her ability to capture humans, at first. When she chooses to train 22 (Callum), she begins to to doubt whether she’s doing the ri...

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A Jungle Fantasy

A Jungle Fantasy

Time Flies when you’re having fun! Break a leg everyone!” – Lee Cooper, Director.Busselton Senior High’s 2014 production cast and directors, Lee Cooper and Grace Eastland, are still living eating and breathing ...

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Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network

Children are as individual and as different as their parents and making decisions about what’s best for raising children is very personal. The Raising Children website offers up-to-date, research-based materia...

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Year 10 English Debates

Year 10 English Debates

At the end of last term, inspired by the film The Truman Show and discussion about the power of the media, Mrs Gault’s Year 10 English class participated in some formal debates. The topics were:‘That terrorism ...

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Body Image and Eating Disorders

Body Image and Eating Disorders

From the School NurseBody Image and Eating DisordersOne of the biggest issues for our young people is the ability of the media to impact how they feel about themselves. The timing couldn’t be less perfect for o...

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Exam Time

Exam Time

Exam timeIt’s the time of year that the end of school exams and assignments are happening and I’m very aware that many students are feeling stressed. If this is your first time as a parent of a year 12 and your...

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Busselton Trade Training Centre’s Official Opening

Busselton Trade Training Centre’s Official Opening

The Busselton Trade Training Centre, located at Busselton Senior High School, had its official grand opening on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. Young people of the Busselton region will now be able to gain valuable ski...

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Japanese Origami - Year 8's

Japanese Origami - Year 8's

This term the Year 8s are learning about ancient Japan in S & E with Mr Aitken. On Friday, 25th July, Ethan, Nicholas, Jayden and Asha were making origami in the library with Mrs Moore. We made samurai hats...

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Interhouse Athletics Carnival 2014

Interhouse Athletics Carnival 2014

This year’s Interhouse Athletics Carnival was one of the best experiences we have had. The weather was nice and sunny, the competition was brilliant and the attendance was outstanding. I would like to thank all...

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Horse Vision Program - Year 9 Boys

Horse Vision Program - Year 9 Boys

Last term a small group of Year 9 boys were funded by APEX Busselton to attend the Horse Vision program at Chapman Hill. The boys learnt that humans and horses react and behave in very similar ways. Through thi...

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10A Geography Field Trip - Yallingup Bamboo Project

10A Geography Field Trip - Yallingup Bamboo Project

Bamboo did not BamboozleOn Thursday 19 June, thirty Year 10 students from Busselton SHS volunteered their considerable labour power to the Yallingup LCDC in a bid to protect our unique environment and the biodi...

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Year 8 Afternoon Teas

Year 8 Afternoon Teas

During the past two weeks the Year 8 Food Technology students have invited guests to an afternoon tea in the new Trades Training Centre. Students were encouraged to invite parents or teachers to this event. All...

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Calves at school

Calves at school

Cows Create Careers is a program for students in year 8. The schools adopt calves for the duration of three weeks. The year 8’s have created a roster where two students feed and clean up the cow’s area in the m...

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Cricket Coaching - West Australian Cricket Academy visit

Cricket Coaching - West Australian Cricket Academy visit

Busselton recreation students have been introduced to cricket during a special clinic with Drazio Santalucia. He is the Regional Development Officer for the West Australian Cricket Academy. He taught us the bas...

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Arts News - Drama Performance - Jungle

Arts News - Drama Performance - Jungle

The Arts is a very dynamic area of the school. It’s a flagship of student achievement at Busselton Senior. The Art department is very popular amongst the students because of the freedom to express ourselves wit...

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Southwest Cup Netball Carnival

Southwest Cup Netball Carnival

On Monday 12th May, two teams of students travelled to Hay Park, Bunbury to play in a netball carnival against other schools in the region. The Year 8 team played very well for their first year in the carnival ...

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Cows Create

Cows Create

Year 8 Science students have been participating in Cows Create Careers National competition. This project gives students the opportunity to feed, measure and care for calves in small groups. At the end of the p...

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Café Course a Winner

Café Course a Winner

The new Café course involves the study of café fare, barista and gourmet foods suitable for café service and the study of other cultures and international dishes. The course has been trialled this year and a ke...

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Sports Medicine Awareness Course

Sports Medicine Awareness Course

Sports Medicine Awareness Course (S.M.A.C)Year 11 RecreationLast Wednesday the 2nd of April, the YR 11 Recreation students attended a 4 hour sports medicine awareness course. This course taught students about c...

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Active After Schools Program - Adam Dehring

Active After Schools Program - Adam Dehring

Sharing Skills Adam Dehring, Regional Coordinator of the Active-After-school (AAS) Communities program, recently came to Busselton Senior High School to talk to the Year 11 VET Recreation class about participa...

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Year 11 Geography Excursion

Year 11 Geography Excursion

Year 11's learn about our coastal landscape Year 11 Geography students visited the Baudin Lookout at the Busselton Jetty foreshore. Their purpose in visiting the beach was to examine and sketch the built infra...

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What you can learn from Squash

What you can learn from Squash

On the 2nd of May 2014 the Year 11 & 12 Recreational Classes participated in a Squash Coaching Clinic at the Busselton Squash Courts.  Nigel French, The South-West Squash Development Officer, introduce...

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The COMET Program - Geographe Training

The COMET Program - Geographe Training

This term saw the start of a new initiative by Geographe Training called COMET (Community Outreach Mentoring Employment and Training). COMET involves a small group of students attending group work placement at ...

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Great to eat but...

Great to eat but...

Great to eat but . . . .On Friday our class went on an excursion with some researchers from Murdoch University to catch and tag fish at the Wonnerup Estuary. Our goal was to catch fish bigger than 25 cms so we ...

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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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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...

March 27, 2014 No comments

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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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Local businesses support Trade Training Centre

Local businesses support Trade Training Centre

Students from MacKillop Catholic College and Busselton Senior High School came together last week to thank local businesses for their support of the Busselton Trade Training Centre. The multi-school initiative ...

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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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Sculpture by the Bay 2014

Sculpture by the Bay 2014

Congratulations to the Busselton Senior High Year 10 art students for participating in the Sculpture by the Bay in Dunsborough over the March long weekend. ‘Nostalgia ‘was the title of their work which comprise...

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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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