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Educating Students from Kindergarten to Year 12

Mukinbudin District High School is an Independent Public School with excellence at the core of everything we do. Providing education since 1923, we work with parents and community to ensure a supportive learning environment for all our students.

We are committed to giving them opportunities to achieve their personal best and develop into independent learners, positive individuals and responsible citizens.

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Makuru (June- July)

The Noongar Season ‘Makuru’ is represented by the colour dark blue as it symbolises rain and cold weather.

Makuru sees the coldest and wettest time of the year in the South West. Traditionally, this was a good time of the year to move back inland from the coast as the winds turned to the west and south bringing the cold weather, rains and occasionally snow on the peaks of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.

As the waterways and catchments started to fill, people were able to move about their country with ease and their food sources changed from the sea, estuarine and lake foods to those of the land, in particular the grazing animals such as the kangaroo.

As well as a food source, animals provided people with many other things. For example, the ‘yongar’ or kangaroo, not only provided meat but also ‘bookas’ (animal skin cloaks that were used as the nights became much cooler). Nothing was left. Even the bones and sinews were used in the manufacturing of bookas and for affixing barbs to hunting tools such as spears.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to be pairing up in preparation for breeding in the coming season. If you look carefully, you might see pairs of ‘wardongs’ (ravens) flying together.

Upon the lakes and rivers of the South West, you’ll also start to see a large influx of the Black Swan or ‘Mali’ as they too prepare to nest and breed.

Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis).

As the season comes to a close, you should also start to notice the white flowers of the weeping peppermint (Agonis flexuosa) as the blues start to make way for the white and cream flowers of Djilba.

Our Community

Our school is a part of the Eastern Wheatbelt Education Network (EWEN) which is made up of Southern Cross, Kellerberrin and Bruce Rock district high schools; Moorine Rock and Nungarin primary schools; and Merredin College. This collaboration allows us to meet the needs of our students through shared learning, working across schools and developing whole of network strategies.  

Mukinbudin DHS is also a part of the NINGHAN Cell of schools, consisting of Trayning P.S, Beacon P.S, Bencubbin P.S, Koorda P.S and Nungarin P.S.  We join together regularly to participate in sporting, cultural and social events.  

Students have dedicated teachers and support staff who strive to offer the best possible education for all children in Mukinbudin and surrounding farms. They work towards ongoing improvement and demand the highest possible results from their students. They are well supported by parents and a community that strongly values education. 

Providing a supportive learning environment​ to students within the beautiful community of Mukinbudin and surrounds. We at MDHS would like to say Thankyou to the Kalamaya people of the Gubrun nation for letting us share your land. We promise to look after it, the animals and people too.