District High School
Welcome to Boyup Brook District High School
Building strong relationships, strong values and strong minds
Boyup Brook District High School develops partnerships with parents that encourage students to strive for their personal best and reach their full potential. Our students take pride in themselves, their family and their school.
Boyup Brook District High School caters for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 on separate primary (K-6) and middle school (7-10) sites.
The primary site has a purpose built Early Childhood Centre where specialist teachers and education assistants provide a safe, supportive learning environment. An Early State Program provides early literacy, numeracy and physical activities for 0-4 year olds.
Primary and Middle School students are grouped in small classes with experienced teachers. Our students participate in a diverse curriculum which is supported by specialist teachers. The school Music program offered is exceptional. Our students participate in many challenging and enriching extra-curricula activiites. NAPLAN testing indicates that our students' performance is generally at, or above, WA Public Schools and schools with a similar demographic. There is a long tradition of promoting academic excellence and high standards of behaviour.
Boyup Brook District High School became an Independent Public School in2012. The agreed Values and school community Beliefs described in the Business Plan are the foundation for teaching and learning in the school. Students are our first priority and our belief is that every student is capable of achieving success in the friendly, safe learning environment that is provided at Boyup Brook District High School.
Business Plan Focus Areas:
1. Raising Academic Standards
2. Strengthening Early Childhood Education
3. A safe, supportive learning environment
4. Community ownership and involvement.
St. Mary’s School
St. Mary’s School is a Roman Catholic private primary school located within the town site.
Students pursuing TEE subjects past Year 10 may need to board away from the district. The nearest Senior High School is at Manjimup and a connecting bus travels daily. Others are at Albany, Bunbury, Collie, Katanning and Narrogin, none of which have connecting bus services.
Rylington Park Institute of Agriculture
Rylington Park Institute of Agriculture is situated on 600 hectares and is located 27km’s from Boyup Brook on the Cranbrook Road, Mayanup. The farm operates primarily in the area of management of research by other organisations. Examples of this have been the Central Progeny Testing Program for UWA and the Meat Research Council, the Out-of-Season Prime Lamb Feeding Trial for UWA, Rylington Merino, Red Winter Wheat Seed Production for the AWB and Cropping Rotation for Agriculture WA.
In 2003, the establishment of new partnerships with the Blackwood Valley Landcare Zone Inc., Water & Rivers Commission, Agriculture WA and CSIRO has instigated an exciting new phase in the development of Rylington Park.
Education is an important part of the charter and in 1997 Rylington Park created a sheep husbandry skills course for Boyup Brook District High School students. Later adding a sheep management course and viticulture skills course. All the courses are tutored by industry members and practically assessed. Other courses such as shearing, wool classing, landcare and silviculture are also delivered on a regular basis.