Kununurra District High School was established on its present site in 1964, after moving from the Kimberley Research Station, now the Frank Wise Institute. The school opened its doors to students on the 17 February, 1964 and there were 68 students enrolled in Years 1 to 7, with 4 teachers. On 16 May, 1964 the Kununurra District High School was officially opened by Mr Lewis, WA Minister for Education.
Today, the school campus is a modern site stretching over 6 ha including the senior school, secondary, primary, pre-primary and kindergarten buildings. The senior school building is set aside for those students completing Years 11 and 12. In 2006 the Performing Arts and Secondary Learning Area building was completed.
The school is very well resourced with facilities including two Computer Laboratories, Performing Arts Auditorium, Design and Technology workshop, Home Economics Centre, Photography area, Media Centre, Music Room, Art facilities, Senior School Resource Area and a combined Community and School Library.
These specialist facilities offer students the opportunity to acquire and develop skills in a broad range of areas. Kununurra District High School is one of the largest District High Schools in the State of Western Australia with approximately 70 teachers and 50 support staff catering for around 900 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Approximately half of our students are Aboriginal.
Recent redevelopment of the school’s facilities have seen new a secondary block, canteen, a gymnasium and two new primary blocks completed.