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 1,300 students and a teaching staff of close to 70.
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;
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
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.