Duncraig Senior High School

Duncraig Senior High School is an independent public co-educational high day school, located in the suburb of Duncraig, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Perth, Western Australia. The current principal is Peter Lilywhite.

Duncraig Senior High School
Duncraig Senior High School is located in Perth
Duncraig Senior High School
Duncraig Senior High School
Coordinates31°49′21″S 115°45′59″E / 31.82250°S 115.76639°E / -31.82250; 115.76639Coordinates: 31°49′21″S 115°45′59″E / 31.82250°S 115.76639°E / -31.82250; 115.76639
TypeIndependent public co-educational high day school
MottoCare Engage Excel
Established1979; 41 years ago (1979)
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalPeter Lilywhite
Enrolment1642 (2020)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Navy blue & white         


The school opened in 1979 with 850 students from various primary schools in the surrounding area. It currently has an average of 1642 students. The opening of Padbury Senior High School in 1987 reduced the number of contributing primary schools. At the closure of Craigie Senior High School in 2004 Duncraig took in year nine and ten students belonging to Craigie's Academic Talent Program.

During a freak storm in March 2010 the school was extensively damaged by hail and torrential rain. As a result, the school was closed for a week for all students. Senior school students then returned but students from Year 8 to 10 were not allowed back until late April following the first term holiday break.[1][2]

Special programsEdit

Duncraig has a number of special programs running within the school, such as:

  • Triathlon Program
  • Gifted And Talented Extension (GATE)
  • School Based Academic Extension (SBAE)
  • Music Program
  • Student Exchange Program
  • Bushranger Cadets
  • Special Education

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ABC News - Weeks off school for storm students". 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Perth Now - Hundreds of students off school for weeks after freak storm". 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.

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