Our Vision

Governor Stirling Senior High School

School Motto & Emblem

Our school motto Honour Before Honours encourages students to conduct themselves with personal integrity and honesty. Originally the motto of the former Midland Junction Primary School (1947) Honour Before Honours was adopted by Governor Stirling Senior High School at the official opening in 1959.


The school’s emblem embodies symbols connected to the school’s rich history and unique river location.

  • Swan – as the only school in Western Australia located on the banks of the Swan River, the swan symbolises the importance of the river in this region
  • Shield – linked to the school motto and represents strength and tradition
  • Dots – inspired by aboriginal symbolism and acknowledges the schools strong indigenous connections.


The school maintains a strategic business plan to establish priorities and measure the results it achieves. Download the current plan is for the period 2018-2020, and is available here.

“Our school aims to provide students with a well-balanced education within a supportive learning environment designed to unlock their individual potential.”

– Dr Pasco Putrino, Principal

Educational Philosophy



Governor Stirling Senior High School is a specialist school of choice for secondary students. Our school provides distinctive and flexible educational programs to meet the diverse needs and interests of all our students.



To provide young men and women with a supportive educational experience that promotes respect, hard work and achievement to enable them to become people of honour and integrity.



At Governor Stirling Senior High School we value:

  • Respect
  • Tolerance
  • Honesty
  • Excellence
  • Responsibility

Finding Your Way…