Hedland Senior High School is situated in South Hedland, approximately 1700kms from Perth, and has a population of almost 700 students. The school population fluctuates due the transient nature of work in the mining industry. The town's population is comprised of 58 nationalities, which is reflected in the school population. The district is a traditional centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who represent about 37 per cent of the school population. There are 52 teaching staff members at the school who have a range of teaching experience. The behaviour management plan developed by the teacher is responsive to this diversity and attempts to provide positive reinforcement for improvement in students' behaviour and achievement.