Padbury Senior High School

Padbury Senior High School Information

Padbury Senior High School is committed to a learning environment that encourages students to pursue excellence in developing their individual interests and aspirations.

Padbury Senior High School is located in a prime position near the beautiful Western Australian coastline and Hillary’s Boat Harbour. It is close to the satellite city of Joondalup which includes a campus of Edith Cowan University, a hospital and shopping precincts with cinemas, food halls and major retail outlets. Padbury Senior High School has easy access to bus and rail routes and is 20 minutes from the Perth city centre.

The modern, clean, attractive buildings include specialist facilities in home economics, design and technology, business education, and physical education. Arts facilities include an impressive modern theatre with retractable seating, a green room, a purpose-built visual arts centre with a photography laboratory and dark room, a purpose built music room with a keyboard laboratory, two fully equipped art studios, and an art gallery with professional lighting. Sport facilities include two ovals, cricket nets, a gymnasium and tennis and basketball courts.

Successful graduates gain places at universities throughout Australia in fields such as commerce, communications, engineering, marine sciences, sport management and nursing. Padbury Senior High School students are also successful in gaining places in TAFE courses such as community services, health and education, dental hygiene, electrotechnology, information technology, film and television, and sport, recreation and tourism.


  • German and Japanese (Years 8-12)


These programs are available to international fee paying students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

  • Marine Studies (Years 9-12) is incorporated into the science program. The school uses facilities at Hillarys Boat Harbour and the expertise of Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Students in the program have the option of completing a recognised SCUBA course. Entrance to this program is by interview and written application.
  • Integrated Arts (Years 8-10) gives students extra curricular opportunities to further extend their art skills in the disciplines of drama, dance, music and visual arts. Selection is based on audition and/or portfolio.
  • Academic Excellence (Years 8-10) is designed to meet the needs of students identified as academically gifted and talented in the humanities, maths and science.


Padbury Senior High School has staff members qualified to teach English as a Second Language who are able to give assistance to students from non-English speaking backgrounds.


Pastoral care is a priority at Padbury Senior High School and a number of initiatives have been put in place to give students individual assistance in maximising their learning. All new students coming into the school are partnered with existing
students to help them assimilate into the community, and the school is proud of its Year 12 mentoring program where individual staff members closely monitor the progress and well-being of a small group of Year 12 students.

Year coordinators, located in the pastoral care centre, provide an advisory and support service for students and their parents. In addition, a student services team consisting of the principal, deputy principals, student services program coordinator, nurse, psychologist and learning assistance coordinator, provides direct support for individual students.