Welcome to Bunbury SHS

Bunbury Senior High School is the jewel of the South West Education Region and the 2019 Secondary School of the Year. Located atop Boulters Hill, overlooking the Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the city, the large Norfolk pine and long manicured driveway creates a stunning back drop for all that goes on in our school.

Students at Bunbury Senior High School have access to a number outstanding specialist programs, excellent teachers in historic buildings with a long tradition of excellence. We provide a place for all to flourish. Our high care environment allows to students to reach their full potential.

“Everyone has their own place to be” - Emma Tinley (Head Girl 2020)
In choosing Bunbury Senior High School you will be joining a school firmly rooted in history and tradition whose eyes are clearly focussed on innovation for the future. Your son or daughter is on a pathway to success at secondary school and beyond, like many of our graduates.


Give your child the challenges they need to thrive. Our special programs pursue excellence and provides the opportunity for all students to achieve at their highest level.

Bunbury Elite Sports Training

Visual Arts Specialist Program

Bunbury Senior High School has been providing our community with a high quality education since 1918


Success Stories

David Sherwood

David attended Bunbury Senior High School leaving in 2008 and was been named the Rhodes Scholar for 2013. David completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) course at UWA and attended Oxford University studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics. David is full of praise for the teachers at Bunbury Senior High School who encouraged hard work and initiative. "That sort of work ethic sticks with you I think." In 2011 David co-founded the not-for-profit organisation called Teach Lean Grow Inc., a volunteer group that sends university students to primary schools in remote and regional areas to help boost literacy and numeracy. David received his scholarship from State Governor Malcolm McCusker at Government House.

Jane and Karen Bromley

Jane and Karen were only one year apart at Bunbury Senior High School and both women have gone on to study medicine at the University of WA. The sisters were high achievers in a range of areas at school. Obviously, both were academically talented and were a part of the online Gifted and Talented program. They were members of the school band and talented athletes, representing their school at Country Week and Athletics. In 2010 and 2011, respectively, Jane and Karen were recipients of the Fogarty Scholarship, which has funded their undergraduate program at UWA and continues to support them as postgraduate medical students. Both women are members of the Fogarty Group at UWA and benefit enormously from those connections .

John Sanderson

John Sanderson was the Head Boy at Bunbury Senior High School in 1957. At the age of 18 he entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon, graduating in December 1961 and being commissioned in the Royal Australian Engineers. Sanderson also completed a Fellowship Diploma in Civil Engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 1998 Lieutenant General John Sanderson served as Chief of Army and later as the 29th Governor of Western Australia from 2000 to 2005.

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