Snapshot in Time: The 85-year evolution of catering to young minds at Geraldton Senior High School

Ben MarshGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton High School under construction circa 1939.
Camera IconGeraldton High School under construction circa 1939. Credit: Austin family, courtesy of Geraldton Regional Library 

Geraldton Senior High School has come a long way since its inception in 1939.

With a modern physical and virtual library to cater to students’ varying needs and a well-equipped trade training centre that delivers tuition in fields such as engineering, electro technology and laboratory skills, GSHS is perfectly positioned to help students get started in their chosen career.

Other facilities include a performing arts building and a materials and design technology building. Local figure and historian Jim Trevaskis was the principal for 19 years, so has been a positive influence in the lives of many people in Geraldton today.

These days, Rhonda Kennedy is at the helm, influencing and inspiring new generations of Geraldton’s young minds.

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Many talented sportspeople have had their beginnings at GSHS in disciplines such as swimming, surfing and football.

Chris Mainwaring, the famous and eminently talented footballer, is proudly claimed as an alumnus, as is our former premier of Western Australia, Geoff Gallop.

These days GSHS caters for students from Year 7 to Year 12, but the school motto is still the same: The Seeker Finds.

Snapshots is an initiative of the Geraldton Regional Library. For more information, or to donate a historical photo or slide contact 9956 6659 or library@cgg.wa.gov.au

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