On campus

At Darwin High we have a large campus with lots of spaces for student study and socialising. Students can also purchase food and stationery items and access a range of support services on site.


School starts at 7:55am and finishes at 2:30pm. Our school timetable is organised on a 6 line 5 day cyclical timetable. All classes have three single period lessons and one double period lesson per week. Lesson times are adjusted on days where there are school assemblies.

See the your next steps section at the top of this page for the latest PDF timetable.

Getting around

Our school campus is large but easy to navigate with indoor and undercover walkway access between most buildings. School maps are available from the Front Office or online.

Keeping up to date

With so much on offer it's important for students and families to be kept up to date on events and opportunities throughout the year.


Students and their families are also strongly encouraged to use Compass, the software program used by the school to communicate with staff, students and parents/ guardians. Compass can be accessed via a web browser on a computer and by downloading the Darwin High School Compass app to a smart phone/tablet device. Compass provides a direct line of communication between students, parents and staff and will help you to stay up to date with announcements and student learning progress.

 Compass can be used to:

  • keep your contact details up to date
  • let us know if a students is going to be absent from school
  • provide parent/guardian permission for some school excursions
  • monitor student attendance
  • access student reports
  • book parent teacher interviews


Students and families will receive a fortnightly whole school e-newsletter, along with year level updates from Assistant Principals and Year Coordinators. 

School Assemblies

At school there are regular assemblies (whole school and for each year level) where students and teachers share important information. Assemblies also provide an opportunity for student achievements and talents to be showcased through award presentations and performances. At Darwin High we have a policy of maximum student involvement in the running of assemblies and everyone is encouraged to contribute items.

What's on at Darwin High School?

Find information on upcoming events and important dates online.

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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