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.
Djilba—Season of Conception
First Spring: August - September
Transitional time of year
Djilba season is a time to look for the yellow and cream flowers starting en mass. Djilba is a transitional time of the year, with some very cold and clear days combining with warmer, rainy and windy days mixing with the occasional sunny day or two. This is the start of the massive flowering explosion that happens in the South West. This starts with the yellow flowering plants such as the Acacias. Also colours that are around at this time of year are creams, combined with some vivid and striking blues. Traditionally, the main food sources included many of the land based grazing animals as in the season before. These included the Yongar (kangaroo), the Waitj (emu) and the Koomal (possum). As the days start to warm up, we start to see and hear the first of the new borns with their proud parent out and about providing them food, guiding them through foraging tasks and protecting their family units from much bigger animals, including people. The woodland birds will still be nest bound, hence the swooping protective behavior of the Koolbardi (Magpie) starts to ramp up and if watched closely, so to do the Djidi Djidi (Willy Wag Tails) and the Chuck-a-luck (Wattle Birds) to name a couple of others. As the season progresses and the temperatures continue to rise, we’ll start to see the flower stalks of the Balgas (Grass Trees) emerging in preparation for the coming Kambarang season.
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.
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.