Coomealla High School

New South Wales, Australia

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed

About Coomealla High School

Coomealla High School is a government-funded mixed, non-denominational secondary school for pupils aged 12-18. It is located in Dareton, a small town in the far west of New South Wales, Australia.The school caters for about 400 students.

Headteacher (English)

Kathy Alderton

Headteacher (TAS PE and CAPA)

Ted O'Shannessy

Values and vision

Coomealla High School strives to provide all its pupils with the support and foundations they will need to develop the skills and values that will enable them to be positive contributors to society. 

The school aims to provide its students with a broad range of academic, cultural, social, sporting and vocational experiences. It believes that an “excellent and productive learning environment” should be maintained. 

Coomealla High School draws from the diverse range of its student backgrounds, and the fact that they come from a widely dispersed population. Tolerance of difference, along with a sense of belonging to the school, are two particular attributes that the school seeks to cultivate.

The school has incorporated the “Positive Behaviour for Learning” model, which means it has a set of proactive strategies to maintain harmony at school. Personalised learning plans are developed for students, and the school’s overarching strategy includes plans for (among other things) literacy, numeracy, student engagement and retention, and Aboriginal education in a bid to ensure successful educational outcomes for all its students. 

Although the school is in a relatively isolated location, it has cultivated links with Mildura (Victoria) schools through participation in a Trade Training Centre consortium application.

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Address: Silver City Highway, Dareton, New South Wales, 2717, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 50274506