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Our Principal Stephen Spice would like to welcome you to Duncraig Senior High School.

Duncraig Senior High School provides an exciting educational program for over one thousand secondary students from Duncraig and surrounding areas. The school is situated in the western suburbs on the coastal strip 20 kilometres from Perth and two kilometres from the ocean.

Duncraig caters for a wide range of student interest and aims to develop the whole student through quality teaching, a school-wide pastoral system, a wide range of subject choice in Senior School and specialist programs in Lower School. From the moment of entry, each child learns the skills of communication and leadership. At Duncraig students and teachers foster the spirit of RACER both in the classroom and throughout all of our extensive co-curricular opportunities. RACER is the acronym for:

RESPECT | ACHIEVEMENT | COLLABORATION | ENGAGEMENT | RELEVANCE

We have a Gifted and Talented Program which caters for both students across boundaries and our local intake students and an extensive Academic Extension Program with links to the Gifted and Talented Program. Duncraig offers a Specialist Triathlon Program which attracts high achieving sportspersons enabling them to combine a high quality of education with their intensive training schedule.

In Senior School, Duncraig caters for academic achievement for all students through two well supported programs. There is a wide choice of Year 12 Stage 3 subjects for university bound students and a specialised tutoring program which has been highly successful in assisting students gain their first choice at university. We also run an outstanding VET program for students who prefer a TAFE pathway and again our students enjoy a high rate of success in entry to the course of their choice.

Over 100 students undertake our unique Bush Ranger Cadet Program and even more are attracted to our Music Program and our School Drama Program. There is a strong second language program and the opportunity for a range of overseas tours in the areas of the Arts, language, community service and to our sister school in China.

As an Independent Public School, we are fortunate to have a supportive School Board as well as a hard working P&C who collaborate to improve our already beautiful setting and our teaching resources, including our outstanding information technology resources.

At Duncraig we provide a safe and caring learning community. Our students graduate with the skills and attitudes that ensure success in the 21st century.

Mr. Stephen Spice

Mr Spice was born and completed his primary and secondary schooling in Collie before moving to Perth to study at UWA, living in the residential college of Currie Hall. Here he graduated with a Science degree with a double major in mathematics and a Diploma of Education. He is passionate about sport of all types but as a young person represented Western Australia in badminton.

Mr Spice has worked in many schools in metropolitan and country areas. His leadership of schools is based on the strong belief that teachers are pivotal to student engagement and successful learning and much of his work has been in the area of teacher development and building collaborative learning environments.

Committed to ensuring Duncraig is a school where the physical environment is modern and relevant, where the teachers are of the highest calibre and where parents are partners in the education of children, Mr Spice continually strives to build Duncraig as an exemplary learning community.