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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

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School History

WBHS: Our Beginning in 1966

Warners Bay High School first opened in January of 1966, with Mr R Booth as Principal.


Mr R  Bennett - English

Miss J Hepp - English and Library

Mr C Billington - Maths

Mrs M Crosscombe - Remedial Teacher

Mr J Boswell - Science

Mr P Sutcliffe - Science, PE, Sports Master

Mr G Kinny - Social Science

Mr B Crossley - Industrial Arts

Mrs W Kearney - Home Science, PE, Sports Mistress

Mrs McCready - Music

Mrs J Hogan - Office Staff

The school began with 266 students and 11 teachers. Today we have an enrolment of more than 1,300 students and a staff of 130.

The school motto was created by Mr McGeorge, Supervising Secondary Inspector and Latin teacher “Vera Virtus Vinci Nescit” which translates to “True Worth Knows No Defeat”.

Mrs L Booth (Principals wife) devised the school uniform, modelled on a London design.

Which consisted of;

For girls

  • Box pleated Gordon Tartan tunic and tie
  • White blouse, black shoes
  • White socks or black stockings
  • Black jumper with yellow stripe
  • Black blazer with school badge

For boys

  • Grey pants
  • White shirt
  • Tartan tie
  • Black shoes
  • Black jumper or blazer

Upon opening in 1966 the school was made up of 4 Blocks – A, B, C & D. E Block was added in 1970, and F block was added in 1971.

Today the school consists of 5 blocks (A, B, C, D & E), a Multi-Purpose Centre, undercover basketball courts, netball courts, 6 demountable buildings, 3 larger sporting fields and a large outdoor undercover area for students.

Original House Flag Designs 1966

GELFIUS - named after the District Superintendant, Mr W A Gelfius


SPEERS - named after the local wealth businessman, Mr W Speer.

PHILLIPS - Named after the architect of the school.

WARNER - named after the original settler to Warners Bay, Mr Johnathan Warner.