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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

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School History

Warners Bay High School - the beginning 

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;

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.