CIDHS SCHOOL REVIEW
All Western Australian public schools are reviewed every three years by the Department of Education’s Public School Accountability directorate. A review gives assurance to the local community, the Minister for Education and Training and the Director General that a school is operating effectively and delivering high quality education to its students. The review acknowledges the achievements of the school and gives feedback to support the principal and staff with their improvement planning.
"It is pleasing to read about the highly united, collaborative and supportive work environment created at the school. This complements the strong respect and value for community, environment and cultural diversity in pursuit of achievement and excellence evident in the report"
Stephen Baxter - A/Deputy Director General, Schools
BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES
Preparing for the brightest future, Christmas Island District High School provides unparalleled dedication and commitment to students and their variety of needs, passions and dreams. Christmas Island District High School, is located 360 km southwest of Java and 2 300 km northwest of Perth.
We cater for over 270 students from Pre-primary to Year 12 on our main site and 20 Kindergarten students at the Tom Patterson Kindergarten Centre.
Our team of teachers and education assistants are selected through a rigorous merit selection process. Our school is well resourced which means class sizes are kept small and extra support is provided to classes in the areas of literacy, numeracy, information and communications technology, and pastoral care. Our commitment to valuing the home languages of the island means that students are offered the opportunity to learn either Mandarin or Bahasa Malay languages.
Christmas Island District High School is a safe, secure and happy school that respects and values its community, the environment, cultural diversity and innovative approaches. We support all students to achieve their potential.
Christmas Island District High School's highly regarded whole-school positive behaviour program means that students learn in a warm and caring environment. The program actively teaches students how to demonstrate our focus behaviours - 'show respect', 'be responsible' and 'challenge yourself'.
Students learn in a technology rich environment where students have access to technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters and iPads. We run a one-to-one laptop program in secondary school which means students are better able to develop the 21st century skills required to be an active citizen in this age of information. The Trade Training Centre provides students with the ideal environment in which to use design thinking and technologies to generate solutions to real-world problems.
Our library provides plenty of room for students to research, study or simply read a book in a warm and welcoming environment. The unique and spectacular natural environment, which is on our doorstep, also plays a large part in our science, humanities, arts and outdoor education programs, where students' natural curiosity about the world around them is nurtured and developed.
Mr. Ian Francis