Christmas Island District High School

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Christmas Island District High School
Location

Australia
Coordinates10°26′08″S 105°40′07″E / 10.4355°S 105.6685°E / -10.4355; 105.6685Coordinates: 10°26′08″S 105°40′07″E / 10.4355°S 105.6685°E / -10.4355; 105.6685
Information
TypePublic co-educational early learning, primary, and high day school
MottoPersevere
Established1975; 44 years ago (1975)
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
Principal
  • Ian Francis
  • Christina Auld-Bower
YearsEarly learning; K-12
Enrolment235 (2019[1])
Campus typeRemote
Colour(s)Blue
Website

Christmas Island District High School is a public co-educational early learning, primary, and high day school located in Christmas Island, a territory of Australia. As of 2019 the school served approximately 235 students from kindergarten through to Year 12. The school is operated by the WA Department of Education.

Overview[edit]

Landcare recognised the school's efforts to clear a 90-metre (300 ft) stretch of Greta Beach used as a nesting ground for the green turtle; the beach area is one of the dirtiest on the island as it traps debris brought in by currents. For these continuing efforts, the school was selected as a 2004 Western Australia Landcare Education Award Finalist.[2]

On 5 March 2007, Governor-General of Australia, Michael Jeffery, visited the school and addressed the school assembly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christmas Island District High School: Student numbers". Schools online. WA Department of Education. 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ Caring for Green Turtles on Christmas Island Archived 16 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Landcare Australia. Accessed 11 July 2007. "2004 Western Australia Landcare Education Award Finalist, Christmas Island District High School, has worked to ensure Greta Beach is a safer place for the nesting Green Turtles and a more pleasant recreational area for the residents of Christmas Island."
  3. ^ "Gallery". Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 5 March 2007. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007.

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