Principal’s Welcome



Set in the beautiful Perth Hills, Lesmurdie Senior High School was established in 1981 and currently has a growing population of over 1000 students and 100 staff. Rich in community spirit, our school boasts the best of both worlds, a semi-rural location surrounded by bushland, just 30 minutes from the CBD. With leafy, open grounds, friendly students and staff, we pride ourselves on building positive relationships within our school. We are an inclusive school and embrace our growing diversity. We are proud of the ‘Lesmurdie Way’ which fosters a feeling of togetherness, caring and a sense of family.

Achieving Independent Public School status in 2011, Lesmurdie is a school of choice. This is evident through our strong student enrolments, quality staff and effective community partnerships. We are committed to the intellectual, creative, physical and social growth of our students and we respect them as individuals with different histories, needs, interests, abilities and aptitudes. Our students are friendly, confident and successful and our teaching and support staff provide a distinctive, comprehensive education with strong academic and vocational pathways assisted by effective pastoral care programs and approaches.


We offer a Department of Education endorsed Specialised Maths and Science Program – Lesmurdie Enrichment and Acceleration Program (LEAP), which is sought after as a program to cater for gifted students. The Curtin University Lesmurdie Internship Program (CULIP) for teacher training continues to provide opportunities for professional learning for future teachers in Western Australia.

The school continues to celebrate outstanding achievements in both academic and extra-curricular activities. We pride ourselves on our successful post-school pathways, with Year 12 students achieving success in both ATAR, General and VET programs. Lesmurdie Senior High School is recognised as a top public school in Maths Applications, Outdoor Education and Health Studies.

Lesmurdie Senior High School values the involvement and interest of our wider school community. We have a strong and active Board and welcome parents as active participants in their children’s learning, and value a true partnership between the school and the family. In addition, we have partnerships with businesses, Vocational Education Training providers and Universities facilitating optimum learning opportunities for both our students and staff, linking us to the broader community, the workforce and to the post-secondary sectors.

At Lesmurdie, teaching and curriculum are responsive to recognising our students are members of a dynamic, changing world community. To offer the best opportunities, we seek relevance and excellence in pedagogies, curriculum content and classroom practices, and through enthusiasm and commitment, our students achieve outstanding success. We place an emphasis on quality teaching, curriculum differentiation and enhancing students’ interests, confidence and ability to use relevant digital technology.

Our vision Thriving in a Nurturing Environment has never been more meaningful. Moving forward, we have built on our core value of respect. We have broadened our values to acknowledge that successful students are those who are curious, who aspire, demonstrate respect and value their environment. Our vision of Thriving in a Nurturing Environment is our everyday, routine, impactful work. We wish for all our students to belong and #togetherwethrive.


Kerry Chipchase



Acknowledgement of Country

I respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional custodians of this land on which we are meeting, the Beelu people. It is a privilege to be standing on Beelu country. I also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people in this country we all live in and share together – Australia.