Gilmore College is an independent public mixed-sex educational high school in Western Australia that is approx. 32 km SSW of the Perth CBD. The school is located on Dargin Place in the suburb of Orelia.
Motto: Trust (Gilmore College) Trust & Be Trusted (Kwinana Senior High School)
The current name Gilmore College, as well as Gilmore Avenue (landmarks in Kwinana) are named in honour of the ship Gilmore or Gillmore 1824 ship which was built in Calcutta, British India in 1824 arrived in a voyage to deliver settlers to the Swan River Colony in 1829–1830. Its fate was that it got shipwrecked on Hard Lewis on 12 April 1866.
Kwinana Senior High School
In 2003, the minister of education of the day, Alan Carpenter, announced a A$26 million plan to improve educational opportunities for Kwinana youth.
The school was renamed from Kwinana Senior High School to Gilmore College in 2006 following a poll in the local community in 2005. The school's name is taken from the road the school was once located on, Gilmore Avenue. This in turn was taken from the Gilmore, the boat that the early settlers arrived in the area on in 1829.
The middle school was completed by the end of 2007, The senior school was completed later in 2008.
A fire began in the school under suspicious circumstances in February 2008 causing extensive damage to the school, estimated at A$500,000. Three classrooms and part of a hallway were engulfed and smoke damage occurred in other areas.
The school, situated in the Federal seat of Brand hosted a community forum run by the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2012. Other Labor ministers such as local MHR Gary Gray and Chris Evans also attended the event.
Hermann Berthold 1956–1958
Hermann Berthold 1959–1961
George Sherriff 1962–1975
Barnard Quinn 1976
Brian Feld 1977–1984
Graham Bown 1985–1989
Halina Szunejko 1990–1994
Edward Harken 1995–1997
Diane Wood 1998–2004
Graham Butler 2005–2007
Graham Butler 2008–2010
Carolyn Cook 2011–2015
Rohan Smith 2015–