Principal’s Message

Welcome to Pemberton District High School, an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 10, located amongst the karri forests of the South West’s Warren-Blackwood region.

We are driven by our firm belief in the capacity for all students to achieve success. We treat each student as an individual and tailor educational programs to celebrate their strengths and extend their potential.

Our students are enthusiastic learners with inquisitive minds and caring natures. They are recognised across the community for their responsible and respectful approach, seeking out and successfully facing challenges with positivity and self-belief, truly embodying our school values of Choose Respect, Be Resilient and Challenge Yourself.

While we provide all the academic opportunities and standards of a large school, it is our small size that so successfully promotes the development of well-rounded young people. As a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school, our friendly and respectful culture is reflected within all classrooms, where students are supported by passionate and dedicated teachers.

Educational success is measured by more than just academic results and we aim to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of all students. We believe this is best achieved through positive partnerships between school, home and the wider community.

We recognise that memorable, authentic and powerful learning often occurs outside the classroom. Our students are provided a wide range of opportunities to develop essential skills of communication, team-work, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity through their engagement with enrichment activities including camps, excursions, workshops, festivals, performances, and competitions.

Lee Illingworth