We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and custodians of the land
on which we work and learn together.

Broome SHS

Menu

History of Broome Senior High School

In 1990 Broome District High School was divided into its primary and secondary components and Broome High School was born. In January 1994, the school was upgraded to senior high school status, with 200 students. The upgrade enabled the school to offer more opportunities for students in Year 11 and 12, as well as provide a wide range of courses in lower school.

At the time, our school logo represented the famous Broome Staircase to the Moon—a phenomenon created by the coincidence of an extremely low tide and a full moon over Roebuck Bay. The colours were chosen by students in 1990 and the artwork was donated by noted Broome artist Mary Kirby. The logo symbolised the purpose of education in the progression along a pathway to achieve a goal.

In 2013 we became an Independent Public School and part of the Broome Cluster of Independent Public Schools, along with Broome North, Cable Beach, Broome and Roebuck primary schools. Now with approximately 900 students, in 2016 Broome Senior High School took the opportunity to re-evaluate the school it has become and the imagery associated with it. The new logo wonderfully represents the school we now are. At the same time, it pays respect to our previous school logo, history and culture.

Key features:

  • Shield and crest give firm shape to the logo representing strength in education.
  • Moon and staircase have been retained and symbolise Broome
    and our diverse community.
  • Four waves represent stairs to our four cluster primaries
    leading to BSHS.
  • Our motto ‘perseverance and integrity’ is highly commendable
    and has been retained.
  • The gecko (an animal in the Kimberley) has been replaced with
    a goanna or barny (a Kimberley animal) in colours to reflect the area.
  • The colours of the shield background represent the colours of Broome, where the blue sky meets with our turquoise waters. They also represent our lower school students in green shirts transitioning to senior school students in blue shirts.