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Education & Training International W E S T E R N A U S T R A L I A

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................................. 1 WESTERN AUSTRALIA .......................................................................................................................................... 2 GOVERNMENT EDUCATION .................................................................................................................................... 3 STUDY PROGRAMS ...............................................................................................................................................8 PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ......................................................................................... 9 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROVISION .......................................................................................................................... 15 SCHOOL FEES .................................................................................................................................................. 16 HOW TO ENROL ............................................................................................................................................... 17 LOCATION OF APPROVED SCHOOLS ....................................................................................................................... 18 SPECIAL PROGRAMS INDEX ................................................................................................................................. 71 UNDERAGE POLICY ........................................................................................................................................... 73 REFUND POLICY ................................................................................................................................................. 75 COMPLAINTS & APPEALS POLICY ........................................................................................................................... 76 APPLICATION FORM .......................................................................................................................................... 78 CHECKLIST ......................................................................................................................................................... 80

SCHOOLS Applecross Senior High School .............................................................................................................................. 19 Balcatta Senior High School ............................................................................................................................... 21 Carine Senior High School ................................................................................................................................... 23 Churchlands Senior High School ............................................................................................................................ 25 Como Secondary College ..................................................................................................................................... 27 Cyril Jackson Senior Campus ................................................................................................................................ 29 Ellenbrook Secondary College .............................................................................................................................. 31 Greenwood Senior High School ............................................................................................................................. 33

John Curtin College of the Arts ............................................................................................................................. 35 John Forrest Senior High School ........................................................................................................................... 37 Kalamunda Senior High School ............................................................................................................................. 39 Kelmscott Senior High School ............................................................................................................................... 41 Kent Street Senior High School............................................................................................................................. 69 Leeming Senior High School ................................................................................................................................ 43 Mandurah Senior College .................................................................................................................................... 45 Manea Senior College ......................................................................................................................................... 47 Melville Senior High School ................................................................................................................................. 49 Morley Senior High School .................................................................................................................................. 51 Mt. Lawley Senior High School ............................................................................................................................. 53 Narrogin Senior High School ................................................................................................................................ 55 North Lake Senior Campus .................................................................................................................................. 57 Padbury Senior High School ................................................................................................................................. 59 Rockingham Senior High School ............................................................................................................................ 61 Wanneroo Senior High School .............................................................................................................................. 63 Warnbro Community High School .......................................................................................................................... 65 Woodvale Senior High School ............................................................................................................................... 67

INTRODUCTION The Department recognizes that international student programs enrich the educational experiences of both local and overseas students. Our international program provides cultural diversity and leads to greater understanding and world tolerance. The Department acknowledges that life long friendships will develop between local and overseas students. International education and training is widely acknowledged for its capacity to bring significant economic, cultural and social benefits to the State and student’s country of origin. A flourishing international program promotes diversity and innovation and develops strong people-to-people links that underpins our global and interconnected world.

MISSION Our mission is to provide world-class education and training to meet the needs of individuals, the community and the economy of Western Australia. We seek to ensure that all students leave school well prepared for their future and have opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to achieve their individual potential and play an important part in civic and economic life. The Department of Education has a priority to improve the physical learning environment in all schools and is committed to making:

• Every public school a good school • Every teacher an effective teacher • Every student a successful student

VALUES Our schools are open for all students, irrespective of social background, economic circumstance or location. We are committed to four core values that we believe are essential in achieving the best possible outcomes for all students.

• LEARNING A positive approach to learning that is encouraged in others and a belief that all students have the capacity to gain knowledge and skills.

• EXCELLENCE High expectations of students and staff resulting in high standards of academic and social achievement.

• EQUITY Recognition of the differing circumstances and needs of all students and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for all.

• CARE Treatment of all individuals with care and relationships based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA Western Australia is the largest state in Australia occupying approximately one-third of the continent. It is more than four times larger than France and the state of Texas (USA), twice the size of South Africa and almost similar in size to India. Because of its size the climate is diverse, from tropical in the north, to temperate in the south. Western Australia’s wealth is derived from a wide range of natural resources including iron ore, bauxite, natural gas, nickel, gold, diamonds and others minerals. Agricultural production is a major contributor to the state and national economy and includes wheat, sheep, beef, fruit, vegetables and viticulture. Western Australia has 10% of Australia’s population but generates 38% of Australia’s export income (ABS March 2009). Western Australia has a population of approximately 2.2 million people of which 1.6 (72%) live in the capital city of Perth. Perth is located on the beautiful Swan River and is a relatively new and modern city founded in 1829. The population of Perth is rich and diverse with 200 different nationalities, 32% of the population is born overseas. Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world. This isolation has led to a unique, “Western Australian” lifestyle characterised by a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle, friendliness and helpfulness. The climate in the south of Western Australia is a beautiful Mediterranean style with warm to hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The north of the state experiences a tropical climate while the inland areas are hot, receive little rain and are sparsely populated. Perth is easily accessible by air being less than five hours from Singapore, five hours from Sydney, eight hours from Hong Kong, seven hours from Bangkok, nine hours from Shanghai and eleven hours from Dubai. Western Australia is a young and progressive state that supports and values high quality education at school and tertiary levels. Currently 20% of the Western Australian Government’s operational budget is spent on education and training.



AN OVERVIEW • Western Australia covers one third of the Australian continent (over 2.5 million square kilometres).

• Bound by the Indian Ocean on the west and desert on the east, Western Australia has 34% of Australia’s coastline.

• Perth, the capital city, enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.

• Western Australia has more than 70 national and marine parks.

• Kangaroos, emus, quokkas, black swans, dolphins, sea life and kookaburras are easy to find in Perth and the surrounding regions.

• Ningaloo Reef is one of the largest reefs in the world. • Perth’s beaches are 20 minutes by car from the Perth central business district

• Perth is rated one of the most liveable cities (Mercer 2010). • Western Australia is a multicultural and diverse society with a democratic form of government.

• The total population of Western Australia is 2.2 million with 72% living in Perth.

• There are five universities located within a 25 kilometres radius of the Perth central business district. 2


adolescent students and the provision of greater opportunities

In 2009, students from 111 countries were studying in Western

independence and peer orientation is recognized.

Australia. The top ten source countries for international students studying in schools were Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In comparison the top ten source countries for TAFE were India, Malaysia, United Kingdom, China, Mauritius, Vietnam, Brazil, Indonesia, Zambia and Korea and the top ten source countries for ELICOS programs were Vietnam, India, Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil and Taiwan.

EDUCATION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA Western Australian Government Schools provide high quality education to over 252 000 students in 768 kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and senior colleges across the state. The Department of Education employs approximately 19 091 primary and secondary teachers. The ratio of students to teachers is 15.8 in primary schools and 12.1 in secondary schools and colleges. A pre-requisite for teachers is a four year tertiary qualification and all teachers must be registered with the Western Australian College of Teachers (WACOT) and require a Working with Children Check.

Primary education (Years 1–7) integrates knowledge, skills and understandings from across eight key learning areas: Mathematics; Science; English; Society & Environment; Health & Physical Education; The Arts; Technology & Enterprise; and Languages Other Than English. Learning programs are relevant, comprehensive and challenging. Students’ intellectual, moral, social and physical development is encouraged in inclusive, safe and stimulating environments. There is a strong emphasis on achievement of high standards of literacy and numeracy. Lower secondary education (Years 8–10) maintains a continuity of learning with primary education and emphasises the development of generic and content-specific knowledge, skills and understandings across the eight learning areas. In the secondary years, there is a focus on the needs of young 3

to participate in enquiry based learning, innovative thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Student’s growing

The senior years of secondary education (Years 11–12) provides students with a wide range of programs to ensure they are well placed to qualify for secondary graduation and to gain University or TAFE entrance, apprenticeships, traineeships or employment. In the senior years of schooling students, undertake the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and have the opportunity to pursue subjects of their choice in greater depth. Students are tested in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN). Tests are conducted across Australia and allow schools, systems and parents to compare their students’ achievements against national standards and student achievement in other states and territories. Test results provide information on how students are progressing and support improvements in teaching and learning. A focus of Government School education is to ensure that all students are provided with educational programs that cater to their needs and talents. Schools provide a range of supplementary programs that provide opportunities for gifted and talented students to interact with their gifted and talented peers in the specific areas of academics, arts and languages.

AGES Students commence secondary education (year 8) in the year they turn thirteen and continue to the end of the year in which they turn seventeen (Year 12). The final two years of secondary education (Year 11 and 12) are compulsory years of education, students are required to participate in education or approved training or employment. Students have seven years of primary eduction and five years of secondary education.

ASSESSMENT Course outlines and assessment guidelines are provided to all students at the commencement of each learning program. A variety of assessment tasks that reflect the learning outcomes of the teaching and learning program are used. Students are assessed continuously through assignments, class work, homework, tests and examinations and these assessments contribute to reports issued each semester.

ATTENDANCE Attendance of all students is accurately recorded and monitored. Overseas students must aim for at least 80% attendance of the learning program. Explanations of absences are required at all times.

CLASS SIZES Years 8 – 10: no more than 32 students

university; vocational education and training (TAFE); and employment. Moderation procedures are set in place to ensure that schools across the state are comparable in delivering and assessing the curriculum.

DISCIPLINE All schools have a code of conduct outlining expectations in behaviour, dress and attendance. All students are deemed to have good standing, but will lose this standing for a defined period of time if they do not comply with the code. Students who fail to meet this code risk sanctions until the code is met. Parents are notified of any loss of good standing. All schools carefully monitor student attendance using a computerised monitoring system. Parents are notified if concerns arise.

DRESS CODE All schools have a compulsory dress code.

ENGLISH COMPETENCE To graduate from senior secondary school (Years 12), students must complete and pass (C Grade or better) a course in either English, English Literature, English as an Additional Language/ Dialect or achieve the standard set for English Language Competence. To successfully cope with WACE courses it is imperative that students are fluent in speaking and writing English.

Years 11 – 12: no more than 25 students Practical classes: no more than 16 – 22 students

CURRICULUM Students undertake curriculum studies from eight areas of learning: Mathematics; Science; English; Society & Environment; Health & Physical Education; The Arts; Technology & Enterprise; and Languages Other Than English. In the senior secondary years students undertake the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and can select from 52 new courses of study. Most schools provide access to at least 25 courses depending on school resource availability and facilities. These courses prepare students for a range of alternatives beyond school including




Although much of the curriculum is covered in classes, students are expected to reinforce and supplement their study program and skills by completing assignments, revising and studying at home. The homework load in senior school is especially demanding. Schools recommend that students allocate the following times to homework and study out of school hours.

Schools offer a range of courses as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Students can select from 52 different courses depending on availability and students’ ability, interests, and education and training goals.

Year 8: 9 hours per week (1 ½ hours per night 6 days a week)

All students receive a formal report each semester. This report outlines student achievement and performance in all subjects/ courses. Schools also issue interim reports at other times during the year. Parents can request additional reports if they have concerns about their student’s progress.

Year 9: 12 hours per week (2 hours a night 6 days a week) Year 10: 12-15 hours per week (2-2 ½ hours a night 6 days a week) Year 11: 18 Hours per week (3 hours a night 6 days a week) Year 12: 18+ hours per week (3+ hours a night 6 days a week)

HOURS IN INSTRUCTION All secondary students must receive a minimum 26 hours and 40 minutes of formal instruction per week. The school day usually begins at 9.00am and concludes around 3.00pm.

LOWER SECONDARY YEARS 8–10 Schools offer a range of subjects to ensure that students choose a balanced course of study across all the following learning areas:

• English • Mathematics • Science • Society and Environment • Languages other than English • The Arts • Health & Physical Education • Technology & Enterprise 5


Lower secondary reports (Years 8-10) are based on achievement in the eight learning areas of the Curriculum Framework. Senior secondary reports (Years 11 and 12) are based on the Curriculum Council assessment and moderation guidelines for courses. Formal reports are completed twice a year for all WACE courses.

OVERSEAS STUDENT COORDINATOR All schools have an Overseas Student Coordinator who is responsible for the student’s welfare and academic program.



For more information about education in Western Australia please refer to the following websites:

Semester 1 Students (G eneral infor mation on the Depar tment of Education an d th e Gover nment School system)

Primary &

Term 1 Commences

Wednesday 2 February to Tuesday 19 April

Term Break

Mid Semester Wednesday 20 April to Wednesday 4 May

Secondary (Information on the WACE and senior secondary courses)

Term 2 Commences

Thursday 5 May to Friday 8 July

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Term Break

Mid Year Saturday 9 July to Monday 25 July

Term 3 Commences

Tuesday 26 July to Friday 30 September

Term Break

Mid Semester Saturday 1 October to Monday 17 October

Term 4 Commences

Tuesday 18 October to Wednesday 14 December

(Information for visitors and tourists on Western Australia) (Information on University entrance in Western Australia)

Semester 2 (Information on Education and Training International)

Students Primary & Secondary (Information for parents)

TERM DATES 2012 Semester 1 Students Primary & Secondary

Semester 2 Students Primary & Secondary


Term 1 Commences

Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 5 April

Term Break

Mid Semester Friday 6 April to Sunday 22 April

Term 2 Commences

Semester 1

Term 1 Commences

Monday 4 February to Friday 19 April

Term Break

Mid Semester Saturday 20 April to Sunday 5 May

Monday 23 April to Friday 6 July

Term 2 Commences

Monday 6 May to Friday 5 July

Term Break

Mid Year Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July

Term Break

Mid Year Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July

Term 3 Commences

Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September

Term 3 Commences

Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Term Break

Mid Semester Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October

Term Break

Mid Semester Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October

Term 4 Commences

Monday 15 October to Tuesday 18 December

Term 4 Commences

Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December

Students Primary & Secondary

Semester 2 Students Primary & Secondary


FACILITIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS All Government secondary schools have a comprehensive range of facilities to enable the delivery of a wide range of subjects

upgrade of their facilities with the refurbishments bringing them up to current benchmarks and standards.

and the majority of courses prescribed by the Curriculum

With all Government Secondary Schools in Western Australia


built to high international standards, many of the new and

Each high school has general teaching classrooms, administration areas, several fully equipped science laboratories and a large library with an extensive collection of books, multimedia resources and study areas. Schools also have facilities for visual and performing arts and many schools that specialise in this area have purpose built theatres, media laboratories, music rooms and studios for television, design, dance and drama. Computer laboratories are a common feature of schools. To cater for subjects in Design & Technology, Business and Food Technology, schools provide specialised laboratories and workshops. In schools where TAFE and other vocational courses are offered, students undertake these studies in areas with industry standard equipment and services. In many cases students support their studies with work placements at related industry sites. All schools are networked to provide students and staff with state-of-the-art computer and internet access. Many schools also operate a wireless network with banks of laptop computers for student use. Western Australia has a high computer to student ratio and this important technology is used to support student learning, connect student to the world and allow access to online curriculum and support materials. Schools also have a large hall/gymnasium, tennis courts and grassed playing fields to provide for students’ recreational and sporting needs. Comparative studies throughout Australia have shown that Western Australian secondary schools rank high in terms of the area provided per student and against benchmarks for quality of services and equipment. Western Australian schools have proved a showcase for innovative design and construction. Many educators and architects from other parts of Australia and the world visit Western Australian school sites in search of best ideas in school design and construction. 7

In recent years most secondary schools have received an

innovative design concepts are applied to existing schools undergoing refurbishment. This process is set to continue with further State and Australian Government support over the next two years.

STUDY PROGRAMS The Study Program for nearly all international students must begin with an English Language program. International students may enter Year 8, 9 and 10 after they have completed their English Language program. Students wishing to complete the WACE Examination pathway for entry into University (see page10) must complete the full Year 11 and Year 12 program, which means studying two complete academic years. Students English Language program must be completed prior to the start of the Year 11 academic year. Students can only be enrolled in Western Australia government schools until:

• The end of the year in which the student reached the age of 17; or

• The end of the year in which they complete the WACE Examinations as long as they have commenced Year 11 in the year they turn 17. All other international students enrolled in government schools and reaching the age of 18+ years must transfer to one of the following:

• Northlake Senior Campus

• Sevenoaks Senior College

• Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

• Mandurah Senior College

• Canning Senior College

• Manea Senior College

• Tuart Senior College ETI will assist any student wishing to transfer to Canning or Tuart Senior Colleges.


PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS There are four (4) pathways available for international students to gain entry to university: 1. Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE). 2. Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP). 3. TAFE. 4. Edith Cowan University (ECU) Portfolio Pathway Entry Program.


Pre-Primary (ages 4* – 6 years)

Primary: Years 1 – 7 (ages 6** – 12 years)


Lower Secondary: Years 8 – 10 (ages 13 – 15 years)

Upper Secondary: Year 11 (age 16 years) Year 12 (age 17 years) Tertiary Entrance Examination Education & Training International (TAFE WA) Certificate IV to Diploma

Tuart and Canning Senior Colleges Foundation Program

Folio for entry to ECU (see page 14)

University Education Undergraduate / Post-graduate


* Have turned 4/will turn 4 by 30 June. ** Beginning of the school year in which they turn 6 years and 6 months.



• South Australia

The WACE examination pathway is undertaken by over 88%

• Tasmania

of local Western Australian students in Years 11 and 12 or

• Australian Capital Territory

senior secondary education. Students can select from 52 courses of study, subject to availability at each school. In the

• Northern Territory

senior secondary years students select a study program based

The TER is also recognized internationally and students have

on interests and career goals. At the end of Year 12 students

successfully enrolled in universities in the following countries.

wishing to continue to University sit the WACE examinations. The Curriculum Council sets the WACE examinations and students

• Austria

from across the state sit course examinations on the same

• Canada

day and at the same time. External markers mark the papers

• Germany

unaware of the student’s identity. The WACE examinations

• Hong Kong

are conducted in early November and results are available in late December. The annual schedule for WACE examinations is

• China

available early in Term 2 from the TISC website.

• Korea

For students wishing to be considered for university their

• Indonesia

school marks (50%) and final examination marks (50%) will

• Ireland

be used to calculate scaled scores which are used to calculate

• Malaysia

a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER). The TER allows universities to compare students from across Australia for available university

• New Zealand

places. University places are offered to students in late January

• Singapore

and early February through the Tertiary Institutions Services

• South Africa

Centre (TISC).

• United Kingdom

International students undertaking this pathway require


excellent English and a solid background in academic studies aligned to the WACE courses. Students seeking to undertake

For detailed information on the WACE courses available please

the WACE examination pathway must consult with school

refer to the Curriculum Council website at www.curriculum.

administration and enrolment staff.


For information on WACE Examinations and TER processes and procedures please refer to the TISC website at

The TER allows the results of any Western Australian student applying for university admission interstate to be directly compared with results in other states. All states (except Queensland) report student rankings on the same scale. Students from WA successfully enroll in universities in the following states:

CURRICULUM COUNCIL FEES By law the Curriculum Council must charge fees for international students to utilise their services. The fees are: Year 11: $176 Year 12: $423

• Victoria • New South Wales • Queensland 10

2. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES PREPARATION PROGRAM (WAUPP) The Western Australian Universities Preparation Program (WAUPP) is conducted at:

• Business Management and Enterprise 3a and 3b • Earth and Environmental Science 3a and 3b All students are required to study English Language and Cultural Studies (ELACS). This course is designed for international students and the time devoted to this course is double that of

• Canning College (Bentley); and

other subjects. This is the only compulsory subject. Students

• Tuart College (Tuart Hill)

must achieve a score of 50 in ELACS to be eligible for university

It will be introduced at Sevenoaks College in 2011. This


program is a suitable pathway for students seeking entry to

Students sit separate WAUPP examinations. These examinations

University who enter Western Australian secondary education

are the same level of difficulty as WACE examinations but

at Year 10. International students can tranfer to the WAUPP

are sensitive to the fact that English is the student’s second

programs after comlpeting Year 11.

language. Each College will assess student performance in each

WAUPP is a one year course of academic study for entry to the four public universities in Western Australia. The program is designed for international students who do not have a strong

subject throughout the program. A student’s final mark is based 50% on internal assessment and 50% on the final examination.

English language background. The program runs from February


to November.

Upon meeting the entry requirements WAUPP students can

The program is a parallel program to the WACE examinations

attend one of the following Western Australian Universities:

undertaken by Australian students. Students are required to

• Curtin University of Technology – website:

study at least three of the subjects listed below. These subjects

• Edith Cowan University – website:

follow the WACE course curriculum.

• English Language and Cultural Studies (ELACS) • Physics 3a and 3b

• Murdoch University – website: • The University of Western Australia – website: These four universities offer a comprehensive range of degree

• Chemistry 3a and 3b

courses that are recognised nationally and internationally. Each

• Mathematics 2c and 2d

university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth

• Mathematics 3a and 3b

Universities and the Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee.

• Mathematics 3c and 3d

Further information can be obtained from each universities website.

• Mathematics Specialist 3c and 3d • Accounting and Finance 3a and 3b


• Economics 3a and 3b

WAUPP, like the WACE Examinations, is recognized by

• History 3a and 3b

Interstate and Overseas Universities. Please refer to the WACE Examination Pathway or local schools for information on states

• Human Biological Science 3a and 3b

and countries that recognize the WAUPP Pathway.

• Computer Science 3a and 3b

For further information on the WAUPP pathway please refer to the TISC website




Students can begin TAFE courses through the VET in schools

A Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) is not the only means of entry

programs while enroled at Senior High Schools or college. TAFE

to university in Western Australia. TAFE can be your stepping

stands for Technical and Further Education. All TAFE Colleges teach VET courses but TAFE is government owned. There are 22

stone to a university education with many TAFE graduates

TAFE colleges throughout Western Australia which offer over 250 Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate courses in a wide range of areas such as – Art & Design, Business & Management, Community & Health Services, Science & Environmental Science, Building & Design, Engineering, Computing & Information Technology.

TAFE graduate you need to apply directly to the university

TAFE offer flexible starting points and pathways that suit each individual. For example, if you have only finished Year 11 of High School you might begin by studying a Certificate III. Or, if you have finished Year 12 of High School you can begin at the Diploma or Associate Degree level. All TAFE courses are designed in partnership with industry to ensure training programs meet the needs of employers. Hence, TAFE courses involve more “hands on” activities and practical experience than university. These activities include workshops and projects as well as job placement in actual workplaces.

gaining admission to Australian universities each year. As a through their International Office (listed in table below). In order to be considered for a university place students will need to meet minimum entry requirements. Entry to courses is very competitive and some university courses have subject prerequisites. Completing a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may increase students opportunity for selection. Depending on previous studies, some universities may give advanced standing or credit transfer for the work already completed. For information on TAFE entry to a Western Australian university contact your preferred university’s admissions centre. University minimum entry requirements are detailed on the next page.

If you would like to study at University once you have completed your TAFE course, ETI can organise a TAFE/University Package Offer for you. If you would like to do this, please indicate it on the TAFE Application Form. If you would like any further information about our TAFE courses, please contact ETI at +61 8 9218 2100 or by email at or refer to the ETI website



Minimum Entry Requirement

Contact Information (Universities Admission Centre)

Curtin University of Technology

Certificate IV and separate evidence of English competence. - In many cases a diploma and subject prerequisites are recommended.

T: +618 9266 7331 (International students)

Edith Cowan University

For further information on relevant prerequisite requirements check

• Certificate IV in an appropriate discipline as determined by ECU

F: +618 9266 2605 (International students) Student Recruitment and Careers Student Services Centre

• English language competence

T: 134 ECU (134 328)

• Certificate III awards meet entry requirements for ECU


University Preparation Course (UPC) and University Preparation Course (Education Assistant Program). international/index.php

Applicants must be age 17 by 31 March in the year of commencing study. Murdoch University

Certificate IV

Prospective Students’ and Admission Centre T: 1300 MURDOCH (1300 687 3624) F: (08) 9360 6491 E:

University of Western Australia

Diploma English language competence Subject prerequisites

Admissions Centre T: (08) 6488 2477 Country callers: 1800 653 050 F: (08) 6488 1226 E:


4. ECU PORTFOLIO PATHWAY ENTRY PROGRAM Edith Cowan University provides a “Portfolio” entry method for their university that does not rely on the traditional TER score. It involves assessment of applicants based on a portfolio of evidence showing an ability to succeed in higher education. This pathway caters for school leavers who undertake WACE

Portfolios are assessed using the following process:

STAGE 1 The application is assessed to determine whether it meets the points required for admission and how well the student demonstrates their: 1. capacity for self-directed study;

and WAUFP Pathways. Students are not required to gain a TER

2. interpersonal and communication skills;

to enter ECU via this pathway.

3. achievement and experience; and

The Portfolio Pathway fulfils minimum admission requirements

4. potential to succeed at university study.

into undergraduate courses.


A Portfolio Pathway application is a collection of documents

Successful applicants at Stage 1 are invited to attend an

which are submitted along with a completed Application

Interview from which final selection is made.

for Admission. The marks received at school are taken into consideration and are used to determine eligibility for this



For admission by Portfolio entry, school leavers must meet


English Competency requirements and have studied a minimum of four subjects which may be any combination of WACE

• An Introductory Letter explaining why the student wants to

courses. Applicants must accumulate a set total of points

attend university and the reasons and motivation behind the course selected and future career goals.

based on scores achieved in their WACE subjects. For detailed

• A Curriculum Vitae (CV). • An Education and Training statement outlining all schooling, education and training qualifications. This includes industry recognised training and qualifications.

information on Portfolio Entry and selection requirements please refer to the ECU website at www.reachyourpotential. portfolio-entry.html

• Work Experience. • Two Written Referee Statements with at least one school referee.

• Any other documentation that will support the student’s application.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROVISION The success of any study program in Australia is contingent upon


international students having sound English skills. These involve

Option 1:

Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Students during their studies will be required to present to fellow students, their class

Enrol for the English language program at one of the schools/

and sometimes to bigger audiences. The more proficient an

campuses nominated above and then transfer to the school of

international student is with the English language, the greater will be their success at school, in any future studies, living with their homestay families, and communicating with their peers, classmates and the wider Australian community.

your choice. Enrolment and visas for both the English language

It is important that the value of a sound English Language foundation is not under estimated. Acquiring English Language skills to be able to study and succeed in a school or college is not easy. Students must be prepared to apply themselves to meet required standards. Intensive English Language programs are provided at the following schools:

program and nominated school can be done at the same time. For example; study English at Greenwood SHS and then transfer to Churchlands SHS for the rest of the studies when the required English standard has been achieved. Option 2: Enrol for the English language program at one of the schools/ campuses listed above and remain there for the rest of the education program. For example; study English at Melville Senior High School and remain there for the rest of the studies. Option 3:

For students in Years 8 – 12:

• Morley Senior High School For students in Years 8 – 10:

• Greenwood Senior High School • Melville Senior High School For students in Years 11 – 12:

• Northlake Senior Campus • Cyril Jackson Senior Campus For parents not wishing to enrol their children in one of the above schools/senior colleges the Department has an agreement with the following private English Language providers:

• Phoenix English Language Academy – metro area • English language is provided by West Coast College of English – Bunbury area. Pre-testing is not a requirement, however ETI will accept scores from:

• AEAS • SLEP (45+)


Enrol at Phoenix Language Academy program or West Coast College of English for English language program and transfer to the school of your choice when the required English standard has been achieved. You can obtain the visa for both Phoenix English Language Academy and the West Coast College of English and the school of your choice at the same time, please contact our Admissions staff for the best process. The Admissions team can be contacted at:


2011 TUITION FEES Lower Secondary Fees

A$9,500 per year

Sibling Fee Lower Secondary

A$8,900 per year

Upper Secondary Fees

A$10,500 per year

Sibling Fee Upper Secondary A$10,000 per year

ADDITIONAL SCHOOL FEES The fee does not cover uniforms and books. The cost of these must be borne by the student. Approximate costs of these are: School Uniform

A$150 – $200

Sports Uniform

A$50 – $80

School Books Years 11 – 12

A$300 Dependent on subject choice

Excursion charges over and above $100 per year

A$200 Excludes overseas/ interstate trips

Curriculum Council Fees

Year 11: A$176 Year 12: A$423

Optional charges will be made should the student wish to participate in specialist activities, i.e. golf, hockey, water skiing and aeronautics and the school ball etc.

All international students must have compulsory Australian health care insurance cover prior to coming to Australia. Medibank Private provides health insurance for international fee paying students. Payment of this insurance, $A420 per year, is requested in the letter of offer.

ACCOMMODATION/SPENDING Students must allow between $A240 - $A270 per week for homestay as well as sufficient money up to A$150 per week for transport costs, entertainment and other expenses such as toiletries, haircuts, etc. The students are not encouraged to bring large sums of spending money with them. Students are accommodated in homestay unless they are enrolled at Narrogin Senior High School. Homestay families are located close to the school or college. Homestay consultants, appointed by ETI inspects homestay facilities and ensures police clearance are obtained for all family members over the age of 18 years. If international students decide to stay with relatives the relatives must be over 21 years of age and of good character. Parents of the student must complete the relevant section of the application form giving full carer’s rights for students under 18 years of age, to such relatives.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Information about your disability and/or learning difficulty is requested to establish whether you require the provision of additional services or facilities not required by students who do not have a disability. After consideration of your requirements, if the provision of these services of facilities would impose “unjustifiable hardship”, for example, a very high cost to the Department of Education, your enrolment may be refused or additional fees may apply. You will be advised in writing of our decision. School, medical and any other reports will assist in the consideration process.




• on or

• in the event of continued and unexplained absenteeism that

• by contacting: Education and Training International (Schools) 123 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, Western Australia 6004

This can occur:

results in attendance falling below the required 80%;

• when the student fails to make satisfactory academic progress;

• when the student’s parents fail to pay tuition fees.

Email – Telephone +61 8 9218 2100 Facsimile +61 8 9218 2160 More information about the schools or colleges can be found by visiting their websites or by contacting the Principal. Websites and addresses are listed on the school profiles section of the ETI website.

ENROLMENT PROCESS 1. Parent/student are provided with advice on how to identify the most suitable school. 2. A Letter of Offer advising of the school and the tuition fee payable is sent to the parents along with an agreement which must be completed and returned. 3. When the offer is accepted the fees for the tuition and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must be paid. The enrolling school is provided with a copy of the signed agreement. 4. The parent/student is sent an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) which students are required to have when applying for a visa. 5. The student must submit the eCOE form to the Australian Embassy/Consulate in their home country or the Department of Immigration to get their school visa (sub class 571) or Citizenship (DIAC).


Any student who would like to study at a Senior High School not listed in this brochure, must complete the non appointed school request form on our website.


Wanneroo SHS

Ellenbrook SC



Woodvale SHS

Rockingham SHS (47KM) Warnbro SHS (49KM)

Padbury SHS

Mandurah SC (75KM)

Greenwood SHS

Narrogin Campus (192.30KM)

Carine SHS Balga

Manea College (181 KM)

Balcatta SHS John Forrest SHS Morley SHS


Cyril Jackson SC

Churchlands SHS MtLawley Lawley SHS Mt Leederville

Kalamunda SHS

PERTH Perth CBD East Perth


Kent St SHS Lesmurdie SHS Como SC


Applecross SHS

Sevenoaks SC

Melville SHS Thornlie Fremantle

John Curtin College of the Arts Beaconsfield Murdoch

Leeming SHS

North Lake SC

Kelmscott SHS Jandakot



Applecross Senior High School has an excellent reputation in the community based on consistent high academic achievement and a strong pastoral care system. Applecross firmly believes that the best learning occurs when teachers, students and parents are in partnership together, have common goals and are mutually respectful.

APPLECROSS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms Maureen Lorimer INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr George Sekulla NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1148 ADDRESS: Links Road, Ardross, Western Australia 6153 PHONE: +61 8 9314 9393 FAX: +61 8 9364 1832 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Applecross Senior High School is located in the pleasant nearriverside suburb of Ardross. It is approximately 10 kilometres from the Perth central business district. The school is situated close to Garden City Shopping Centre, Booragoon, which has a cinema, food halls and major retail outlets. In addition, it is near an extensive transport system that allows easy access to Perth and other parts of the metropolitan area.

DESCRIPTION Applecross was opened in 1958. The school has established and sustained a reputation for high academic, cultural and sporting achievements; winning many academic exhibitions, awards and competitions, and is often placed among the highest performing public high schools. About 70% of our students seek with success, to enter a university. Others achieve entry to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or directly to employment. Those achieving university entrance frequently do so with higher than 19

the State entry Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), and generally continue to successful completion of their qualifications. Teaching-learning areas include a Performing Arts Centre for Dance, Drama and Music, a purpose-built Visual Arts Centre, a Design and Technology Centre, 11 Science Laboratories, and 6 Computer Laboratories. All classrooms have been networked for learning with technology and students have online access via classroom computers to the Library Resource Centre and the internet. A large gymnasium and swimming pool is central to the Health and Physical Education program. Other sporting facilities include 2 ovals, 6 synpave tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, and cricket nets. The school celebrates its cultural diversity, with approximately 50 percent of its student population from non-European backgrounds. It has a well established exchange program with Reunion Island and Takarazuka in Japan. The School has several unique features:

• more thann 50 years of educational excellence. • more thann 40 years of the highly successful Gifted and Talented: ented: Visual Visu Art program.

• well qualified,, stable staff with a wealth of experience and tment to the school. long-term commitment

• strong relationships with loc local employers. Applecross has a strong focus on:

• the individual needs of each student. • students, parents and teachers working together to support the teaching-learning experience.

• programs that reflect potential areas for future education, training and employment.

Junior, Intermediate and Senior Concert Bands, Junior and Senior Classical Guitar Ensembles, Junior and Senior String Orchestras, Jazz Band, a Year 8 Class Music Choir and a whole School Choir.

• Tennis (Years 8 – 12) was the first approved tennis program of its kind in Western Australia. Selected students will complete two courses per year, one per semester. Each course involves four hours per week of both practical oncourt, and theoretical instruction in all aspects of the game.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Two specialist teachers of English as a Second Language run classes for students from diverse cultural backgrounds in Years 8 – 12.

• basic skills which are vital to every student’s future: literacy, numeracy and information technology skills. Applecross, Ardross, Booragoon, Brentwood, Mt Pleasant and Winthrop are contributory primary schools for Applecross Senior High School.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT French and Japanese (Years 8 – 12).

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

STUDENT SERVICES Applecross Senior High School has an experienced Student Services team who support and work in partnership with parents. The team consists of a Student Services Manager, Chaplain, Community Nurse, School Psychologist, Year Coordinators, and a Youth Worker. They provide students with academic support and monitoring, counselling, health and well-being advice, and mentoring. The International Student Coordinator monitors the progress of international students on all levels and keeps regular, close contact with the Department of Education, the School Executive, the Student Services team, teachers, families, agents and home stay carers.

• Academic Extension Program (Years 8 – 10) in English, Mathematics, Science, and Society and Environment.

• Flexible Learning (Years 11 – 12) prepares students for a smooth transition into further training and the workplace by gaining industry-specific skills and by networking with employers.

• Instrumental Music (Years 8 – 12) boasts nine ensembles: 20

At Balcatta Senior High School we are committed to learning together in a safe community with pride and mutual respect to achieve excellence for all. We strive to help all our students be the best people they can be.

BALCATTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms Anna Kristancic INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Associate Principals – Mr Stephen Pestana / Ms Laurie Saunders NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 600 ADDRESS: 31 Poincaire Street, Balcatta, Western Australia 6021 PHONE: +61 8 9345 8200 FAX: +61 8 9349 9118 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Balcatta Senior High School has spectacular views over Perth. Located only 15 minutes from the Perth city centre in a quiet, northerly suburb, it is close to Karrinyup and Innaloo shopping centres with their major retail outlets, cinemas and food halls. The school is easily accessible by bus and train services.

DESCRIPTION Balcatta has a multicultural learning community. The learning environment is vibrant and nurtures its students to excel in academic, sporting, cultural, community and leadership roles. The school has a strong reputation for its Visual and Performing Arts program, in particular the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts which is part of the Department of Education GATE Program. Experienced professional art tutors provide tuition in this program. Works from prominent Australian artists are exhibited around the school and in the school’s Art Gallery. Learning Technologies continue to play an increasingly important role in all aspects of the school’s learning and teaching 21

programs. The school is well equipped with a network that includes wireless access to the internet. Balcatta caters for international students to improve their language skills and has a supportive pastoral care program. The school has hosted students from many countries and the school community appreciates the social and educational enrichment that comes from a multicultural student group. The school offers a full range of programs delivered by dedicated teaching staff to equip students for successful entry into university, technical college and other vocational programs, or employment. Balcatta has a history of ex-students doing well in all walks of life; in business, the professions, the arts and sport. Students are offered a comprehensive range of courses with pathways to university, TAFE colleges and employment. Facilities include design, technology and enterprise workshops, and a well stocked library with an independent learning centre. Situated on 11.2 hectares of land, the campus has extensive playing fields, tennis, netball and basketball courts, soccer and

football ovals, s a cricket pitch, swimming pool and gymnasium. s has a theatre, art and dance studios to support The school also

A trained English as a Second Language teacher is available for individual, small group and in class support when needed.

its visual and pe performing arts programs.

LANGUAGES TAUGH TAUGHT Italian (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Balcatta offers a caring environment to students. A strong pastoral care team includes year co-ordinators, form teachers, a Chaplain, full time Nurse, Psychologist and a Career Education officer. Homework classes are built into the curriculum providing students with extra assistance in study techniques. Strong support for students and families allows students to develop into competent, confident and caring young adults.

• Gifted and Talented Visual Arts (years 8 – 12) is an endorsed program that develops extra depth and breadth in art skills and knowledge of painting, ceramics and sculpture. Students are tutored by practising artists and craftspeople and attend Saturday morning classes. Entry is based on an interview selection process.

• Dance (years 8 – 12) is an approved specialist program that provides thorough training in contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, tap and Spanish dance. Entry is based on an interview selection process.

• Multi Media Graphics is an approved specialist program that develops skills and knowledge in current graphic software programs.

• Soccer Excellence (years 8 – 12) offers specialist coaching for interested students. The school has a strong soccer program and graduates have gone on to play in national and international soccer teams. Teams regularly win the schools championship competition and receive widespread acclaim from the wider sporting community.



“Seeking Excellence in Education”. The school motto is “Service”.

CARINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Paul Ganderton INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Bob Gauntlett NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1304 ADDRESS: 51 Everingham Street, Carine, Western Australia 6020 PHONE: +61 8 9243 9100 FAX: +61 8 9448 5421 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Carine Senior High School is located in the western suburbs of Perth, approximately 14km from Perth city centre. The school is close to the Indian Ocean, major shopping centres, recreation facilities, cinemas and public transport.



Carine is set in attractive grounds with trees, gardens and lawns separating the faculty buildings which are connected by covered walk ways. All classrooms are air conditioned with many equipped with the latest teaching support technologies such as digital projectors, computer wireless network access and interactive whiteboards. The school boasts a modern purpose built performing arts centre which accommodates the outstanding programs in music, drama and dance. In addition, the school has a state of the art, high technology digital photography laboratory and studio; purpose-built science, home economics, design and technology workshops and art facilities; a languages centre, modern computing laboratories, a well resourced library, a 25m, 8 lane swimming pool, a gymnasium and playing fields for tennis, basketball, football, soccer, rugby, hockey and cricket.

Students from many countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas have successfully completed the WACE tertiary entrance courses at Carine. These studies have seen most students continue on to further studies at university level in Western Australia, the eastern States of Australia and overseas. The most common areas of study are law, medicine, business, engineering, information technology, education, the arts and pure and social sciences. Other students have taken courses which have led to studies at TAFE Colleges. Carine students perform well above national benchmarks in all areas of study, in all year groups, which has led to the school’s enviable academic record. Carine students regularly perform in the top percentiles of national science, mathematics, poetry, chemistry and writing competitions which are offered to students each year. On the sporting field, Carine students have the opportunity to participate in a vast number of sports and competitions coached by expert and professional staff. Many present and past students have represented the state and Australia in gymnastics, soccer, athletics, cricket, football, rugby, tennis, hockey, water polo and surfing to mention just a few sports.

Graduates from o Carine believe they belong to a very special group having been a student of this school. Many graduates have gone on tto highly successful careers in academia, law, medicine, engineering and business.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Carine has English as a Second Language classes in Years 10 through 12, leading to examinations for university entrance.


Carine is a European Language hub school specialising in French and German. From 2011, specialist courses in French and German will be offered in Year 8 and in subsequent years progressively offered in each of Year 9 and then in Year 10. French and German will also be offered at stages 2 and 3 for university entrance.

Carine has a very strong focus on pastoral care, based around a year system. Each year group has a year coordinator and an assistant to foster the school ethos. A very positive rapport exists between students and staff. Social and emotional development monitoring is provided by the school psychologist and the school chaplain. A fulltime registered nurse is onsite to assist with and advise on health matters.


The Student Services Team provides a very strong support network for all students by monitoring their personal and academic wellbeing.

These programs are also available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures. In some cases, minimum prerequisites need to be achieved.

• Academic Extension (Years 8 – 10) referred to as Signature

For international students, there is a coordinator Mr Gauntlett, who monitors each student’s progress at school, course selection, welfare and counselling when necessary. He is also the advocate for the international students within the school.

Programs in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. Students are selected on the basis of testing and past performance. These programs offer stimulating experiences to academically able students.

• Music (Years 8 – 12) offers special tuition to talented students selected on the basis of audition and past performance. Students have the opportunity to participate in the touring program every second year. Recent tours have been to Singapore and Malaysia.

• Digital Photography (Years 9 – 12) offers specialised tuition in our purpose built laboratory and studio utilising the latest photographic software and equipment.


Churchlands Senior High School is a diverse community which celebrates individual differences and promotes tolerance and self respect. Churchlands aims to develop a culture which values achievement, encourages creativity and critical thinking and in which all members of the school community care for one another.

CHURCHLANDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Neil Hunt INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Anne Uhlrich NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1764 ADDRESS: 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands, Western Australia 6018 PHONE: +61 8 9441 1700 FAX: +61 8 9441 1701 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Churchlands Senior High School is only 10 minutes from the Perth city centre and very close to the Indian Ocean. It is close to shopping centres at Karrinyup, Floreat Forum and Innaloo which have cinemas, food halls and major retail outlets.

DESCRIPTION Students from Africa and Europe, as well as from many Asian countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea have enrolled in courses at Churchlands. Most international students study university entrance subjects, but some complete entry courses for TAFE colleges. In the past international student graduates have gone on to study at universities in Western Australia or the Eastern States. Churchlands is fully air-conditioned and a recent rebuilding program has provided magnificent modern general learning areas, science classrooms, a library, a computing and business block, a canteen and visual arts centre which includes a 25

darkroom, film laboratories and editing suites in media, art and photography. Churchlands provides free downloads and email use for international fee paying students. Churchlands has the largest grounds of a metropolitan government high school with tennis courts, five ovals and a heated swimming pool. Churchlands students are consistently ranked in the top percentile of statewide and national education testing in mathematics, computing and the sciences. A very high proportion of students go on to university to study medicine, law, education, information technology, engineering, arts, and social and pure sciences. Students consistently win exhibitions in the WACE tertiary entrance examinations, most recently in music, Japanese and calculus. Churchlands has a significant number of tertiary entrance music students and an outstanding international reputation in music. The school is invited to prestigious music festivals all over the

world. Graduates a from the music program go on to the Western

• Gifted and Talented programs (Years 8 – 10) in mathematics/

Australian Conservatorium of Music and to international o orchestras and music schools.

science and the humanities offer places to students based on their past academic performance, samples of work and statewide testing.

the Western Australian Institute of Sport Students enrolled in th Elite Athletes program gram in gymnastics and swimming attend Churchlands Senior High School. Churchlands has been the igh Scho highest ranked swimming school schoo in the state 20 times over the last 30 years. The school boasts Beazley Medallists, Rhodes Scholars, Olympians and many state and national representatives in a variety of sports among its former students. Churchlands recently won a United Nations Award for the best environmental project running in an Australian school in which students apply scientific knowledge to address salinity in farming areas. Public speaking is also a very important co-curricular activity at Churchlands with students consistently winning debating and public speaking competitions. Since its inception, Churchlands has always been a school of distinction and now has an impressive history in academic, sporting and cultural areas.

• The Swim program (Years 8 – 12) selects students based on trials. An Australian Olympic accredited coach trains these students.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Two full time specialist teachers of English as a Second Language run classes for students from diverse cultural backgrounds in Years 8 – 12. Individual, small group and in class support is also available as the need arises.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Churchlands Senior High School is proud of the excellent support given to all students through its student support services. The duties of house leaders, year leaders, careers councillors, a chaplain, psychologist and nurse are coordinated by a deputy principal whose specific role is to manage pastoral care in the school.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT French, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese (Years 8 – 12) and Mandarin Advanced (Years 11 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Music (Years 8 – 12) offers tuition in all orchestral instruments, classical guitar and selected jazz instruments. Students may audition at any time of the year.


Como Secondary College encourages students to have care and respect for themselves, the community and the environment; to ask difficult questions and search for the elusive answers that will lead to understanding; and to use knowledge of their strengths to shape the future.

COMO SECONDARY COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Mr Digby Mercer INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Leslie Carruthers NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 887 ADDRESS: 20 Bruce Street, Como, Western Australia 6152 PHONE: +61 8 9365 2000 FAX: +61 8 9450 3444 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Como Secondary College is situated 10 minutes south of the Perth city centre and is close to Curtin University of Technology, shops, cafes, parks, the Swan River and cinemas. The college adjoins Collier Park Golf Complex, consistently voted Australia’s number one public golf course, and is next to the Perth Hockey Stadium, home of the State and Olympic hockey teams. Como is well served by public transport - several buses stop in front of the school gate. The school has impressive facilities, which includes a canteen, gymnasium, library, and a music and performing arts centre.

DESCRIPTION Como is a safe and quiet middle-sized community school located on green playing fields and surrounded by tall pine trees which provide a very pleasant learning environment. The college has a long tradition of successfully teaching academically talented international students from countries such as Germany, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Thailand.


Como offers numerous and diverse learning environments from comprehensive computing facilities through to spacious sports

grounds. These include a performing arts complex for the teaching of music, media and drama as well as a visual arts building. Other facilities include a photography centre and fully equipped science rooms. Como has a fine record of academic success. In 2009 the college celebrated the announcement by the Western Australian Education Minister Dr Elizabeth Constable that it had achieved a Top Public School ranking for the third consecutive year. Year 12 results rank Como within the top 50 TEE schools in the State. Teachers at Como are committed to students and their learning. They are enthusiastic and active members of the professional and wider community who enjoy the company of young people and value the insight and experience their students bring to class. In the past two years Como has teachers as a finalists in Western Australian Teacher of the Year. Como has many close links to Asia through both its international students and sister school relationship with the National Institute of Technology in Beijing and Banpo Middle School in Seoul. At Como we recognise that Australia and its place and role in Asia is critical to the future development of both our state and nation. Como is actively investigating initiatives in relation to Asia

which promise to enrich the learning of our students. To further promote our knowledge and understanding of our neighbours, Como participates in the World Challenge scheme. International students benefit from the college’s close association with Curtin University. In 2009, the Department of Education and Training, Como and Curtin University of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU launched a partnership to develop Como into a leading institution dedicated to best practice pedagogy in mathematics, information technology and science. The success of Como's International Student Program has been evident in increased numbers of international students and in their high academic achievements. International students are highly motivated and show a consistent development during their time at the college. In 2008, 100% of our international students enrolled in year 12 successfully achieved the WACE, and half of them received a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) above 80. The college applauds the efforts of these students and are proud to have the opportunity to be part of their lives and watch them grow and pursue their dreams.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Indonesian and French (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures. An additional tuition fee is charged for these courses.

• Golf Academy (Years 8 – 12) has been a popular and successful program with international students. It has produced champions who have gone on to pursue their golf careers internationally. Entry into this program is through trials and interview.

• Hockey Academy (Years 8 – 12). Como is the state champion hockey school, entry to this program is through trials and interview.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Students from non English speaking backgrounds are provided with extra support by specialist teachers in both the classroom and small group situations to develop and improve their language skills. The College offers English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) classes for students from non-English speaking backgrounds in place of English for students in years eleven and twelve. In 2009 the college was one of the highest ranking schools for the Tertiary Entrance Course English as an Additional Language.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES International students are supported by a Deputy Principal, an International Student Program Coordinator, College Counsellors and highly experienced caring teachers. Special orientation and pastoral care programs enable international students to develop friendships with each other as well as domestic students. This enables them to feel welcome within the college community. The school has a very strong focus on pastoral care, based around a year system. Each year group has a Year Coordinator to foster the school ethos. A positive rapport exists between staff and students. The personal development and academic progress of students is monitored by the Student Services Team. This team is lead by the Student Services Manager. Counselling in career issues, subject selection, study skills, and social and emotional problems is available through the Careers Coordinator, the Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer, the College Psychologist and the College Chaplains. The College Nurse is available for counselling in health matters. These people provide a strong network of support for students. International students have additional support through the International Students Coordinator who provides individual identification, intervention and support services, including individual education plans, comprehensive career guidance and English language support for students. This person works as an advocate, helping international students voice their concerns and opinions as well as organising events and activities.

• Contemporary School of Music (Years 8 – 12). Students who are talented in music may apply for entry to this program through audition and interview.

• Our specialist Mathematics, Science and Information Technology (EMITS) courses are offered to selected students and provide them with the opportunity to enrich and extend their learning and be challenged by the demands of activities and content taught by expert teachers.


The purpose of Cyril Jackson Senior Campus is to offer its community of learners the opportunity to attain academic, vocational and personal goals in a supportive environment.

CYRIL JACKSON SENIOR CAMPUS PRINCIPAL: Ms Karen Woods INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Lesley Firth NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 775 ADDRESS: 53 Reid Street, Bassendean, Western Australia 6054 PHONE: +61 8 9379 5122 FAX: +61 8 9379 5111 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: Cyril Jackson Senior Campus enrols senior students only. Cyril Jackson Senior Campus strives for excellence in learning and teaching, in providing students and teachers with support and in the maintenance of an appropriate flexible learning environment. Cyril Jackson is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all students to maximise their educational achievements regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability. Cyril Jackson is named after a highly respected British educator who was the first Inspector General of schools in Western Australia in 1896.

LOCATION Cyril Jackson Senior Campus is two minutes from Ashfield train station, 9 km from Perth CBD and is close to Tonkin Highway, a main arterial highway. Set in a leafy green suburb near the Swan River, the campus has easy access to the city of Perth and the local regional centres of Morley and Midland with their cinemas, food halls and major retail outlets. The campus is situated on green playing fields and is surrounded by tall, attractive trees, making it a very pleasant learning environment. 29

DESCRIPTION Cyril Jackson is a unique educational institution in Western Australia catering for a wide range of senior school studies in a mature learning environment. Cyril Jackson has an Intensive English Centre for students new to Australia, which makes it an ideal centre for international students. Students may choose from a wide range of university and TAFE entrance courses. The library is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm throughout the year and there is a cafeteria, a television studio, a music recording studio and a theatre arts centre. A fully equipped, air-conditioned gymnasium/recreation centre caters for a wide range of activities such as basketball, badminton, indoor soccer and volleyball. All classrooms are airconditioned for comfort. Student achievements are many and varied, including Certificates of Distinction and Excellence. Graduates of Cyril Jackson go on to successful studies at universities and TAFE colleges.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs am are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information ed stude procedures. about application proced

• TAFE certificate courses (Years 11 – 12) in Business, Information Technology, Hospitality, Music and Children’s gy, Ho Services are available to international students with English as a Second Language support.

The extensive student support services at Cyril Jackson includes academic counselling, a community nurse and interpreters. The campus offers students free tutoring in all subjects. The student services team is dedicated to ensuring that students make the best of their educational opportunities to succeed in following pathways to either university or TAFE, and international students are encouraged to gain the highest benefit from an Australian education.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE The Intensive English Centre provides 6 to 12 months of intensive English lessons to international students entering the campus to prepare for Year 11 or Year 12 studies. The full range of Curriculum Council English as an Additional Language/Dialect units is offered in Years 11 and 12. Teachers in the Intensive English Centre are all qualified English as a Second Language teachers, several of whom have been involved in the setting and marking of the Stage 2 and Stage 3 EAL/D end-of-course examinations for the Curriculum Council, as well as the writing of curriculum documents. Students from the Intensive English Centre receive a course completion certificate. Cyril Jackson has a history of success in integrating these students into further senior school studies.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The welfare of all international students is monitored and promoted by the International Student Coordinator whose role is to work with parents and students to ensure that the students’ well-being is considered at all times. Interpreting services are readily available to assist with communicating with parents and homestay families. Attendance and progress reports are sent regularly to parents.


Ellenbrook Secondary College has established a safe and productive learning environment for all students. Students work in Learning Communities with a team of teachers based on a specialist approach. Curriculum is presented in a holistic fashion, and is designed to be challenging and relevant for students. The structure of the College aims to address the emotional, social and intellectual needs specific to young teenagers. The approach taken involves placing high expectations on all students while fostering a sense of self worth, respect and confidence.


FAX: +61 8 9297 9720

EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: Students enrol at Ellenbrook Secondary College in Year 7.

LOCATION Ellenbrook is situated in the Swan Valley which is acclaimed as Western Australia’s first wine region and is filled with boutique breweries, award-winning restaurants and artists studios. It is in the outer metropolitan area, 26 kilometres from the city of Perth. The Ellenbrook community is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area, with an eventual predicted population of 50 000 over the next decade. The middle school college draws from students in the Ellenbrook area as well as the bordering suburbs of The Vines, Aveley, Henley Brook, Upper Swan, Brigadoon, Millendon and Baskerville.

DESCRIPTION Ellenbrook Secondary College is a world class educational facility and being situated in the Ellenbrook Town Square has some unique architectural features. Commencing in 2007, the 31

college caters from Year 7 through to Year 12 with a middle and senior school (10-12) approach. Students work in Learning Communities with a team of teachers based on a specialist approach. Curriculum is presented in a holistic fashion, and is designed to be challenging and relevant for students. Individualised Education Plans are also utilised for students with learning difficulties or those requiring a higher level academic rigour. Learning Communities are led by Team Leaders who are responsible to provide educational leadership to a core team of teachers from various subject areas to support student learning. A Student Services Coordinator, Team Leaders, Learning Support Coordinator and two Associate Principals provide additional pastoral care and support. Other members of the Student Services team include the College Counsellor, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer, Chaplain and School Nurse.

A number of courses have been established in the senior

3. Timetabled classroom music program for selected specialist

campus that assists students in connecting to university, TAFE ir

instrumental and vocal program students, including

employment pathways.

musical theory, aural, musicianship and performance. 4. Specialist classes for individual, group and ensemble

The College boasts exceptional facilities including:

• An integrated Information Communication & Technology (ICT) network linking students to the world.

• Three general learning communities complete with Science labs, Seminar Rooms, Studio areas, computer banks.

• Café and undercover meals area. • Community Library shared with the City of Swan. • Arts Facilities – Performing Arts Theatre, Music studio, Instrumental practice rooms, Green room, Media Studio and edit suite, Visual Art Studio.

• Sporting arenas including undercover recreational facility with change-room facilities, outdoor playing courts, and College Oval.

• Specialist facilities including dedicated Home Economics

tuition. Before, during and after ‘normal’ college hours. 5. Ongoing performance program involving local, national and international tours and venues. 6. School of Instrumental Music (SIM) partnership, and Ellenbrook Cultural foundation Instrumental strings program.

• Academic extension classes (years 7 – 10) students are selected by academic performance and teacher recommendation.

• Student electives in Years 9 & 10 cater for greater specialisation in ares of interest for students.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE The school caters for a number of existing students whose language background is other than English. However, a functional capacity for spoken and written English is required.

wing, Design and Technology Studios, ICT and Science labs.

• Student services building.


The quality of our staff is one of the college’s greatest strengths. The college selects staff on merit, recruiting a team of highly qualified staff to create, deliver and administer our teaching programs. Working closely with Edith Cowan University to support our teacher professional development program, we empower

The structure of the College aims to address the emotional, social and intellectual needs specific to young teenagers. The approach taken involves placing high expectations on all students while fostering a sense of self worth, respect and confidence. The team approach ensures that students have a sense of belonging

our staff to focus on academic rigour and teaching practices to further enhance teaching and learning across the college. We encourage and reward creativity, initiative and teamwork. There is a high expectation for personal and professional standards for staff and students alike. Staff at Ellenbrook recognise that quality relationships underpin successful learning and teaching practice.

and familiarity within their learning community. The Student Services team comprises of:

• Aboriginal & Islander Education Officer

• Learning Support coordinator

• Student Services Manager

• College Counsellor

• College Nurse

• Chaplain

SPECIAL PROGRAMS Ellenbrook has taken a strong Arts focus led by our developing Music Program which includes: 1. A range of ensembles including concert band, orchestra, choir, Barber Shop, Jazz and Samba band, Guitar, Woodwind, String, Brass and percussion ensembles and combined ensembles. 2. Specialist double reed woodwind tuition.


In a caring community, Greenwood Senior High School is committed to providing progressive and relevant educational programs during which students are encouraged to excel, discover themselves and map their progress in the modern world.

GREENWOOD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mrs Joanne Harris INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Kara McKinnon NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 780 ADDRESS: Coolibah Drive, Greenwood, Western Australia, 6024 PHONE: +61 8 9243 9200 FAX: +61 8 9246 2456 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Greenwood is a well established secondary school situated in a quiet suburb 17 km north of the Perth CBD and adjoining West Greenwood Primary School. The High School is well serviced by the Warwick, Greenwood and Whitfords railway and bus stations. Warwick and Whitfords shopping centres are easily accessible and provide cinemas, food halls, cafes and major retail outlets. Many recreational sporting and cultural facilities are close to the school.

DESCRIPTION Greenwood Senior High School is a clean, safe, spacious, middle sized school. It is located on a grassy five hectare site, set amongst tranquil native trees. Greenwood welcomes international students. As there is an Intensive English Centre on campus, mainstream students are used to mixing with international students and the school appreciates the cultural enrichment gained from having a more multicultural student body.


Modern facilities available at Greenwood include networked mini laboratories and integrated internet/intranet networks using wireless technology, a large well equipped hall/ gymnasium; an automated library and modern canteen as well as specialist facilities for Art, Dance, Music (including a recording studio), Design and Technology, Drama, Computing, Media and Photography. Extensive playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a swimming pool are available to students who have the opportunity to be involved in a range of co-curricular sporting programs, excursions, interstate and overseas visits. Teams compete in interschool contests in volleyball, athletics, swimming, football, soccer, cricket, netball and basketball. Such sports are designed to foster healthy lifestyles, personal discipline and teamwork. The school’s program has a strong focus on co-curricular activities related to the arts, in which students participate in school drama productions, dance competitions and eisteddfods. A Police Rangers unit operates in the school which is designed to promote student life skills, discipline and leadership development.

Greenwood offers a range of educational programs and

• Dance (Years 8 to 12) develops understanding of the

students are able to choose subjects that match their skills and

different genres of dance and provides opportunities for

aspirations. Judged on external exam results and Curriculum Council awards, the school has an excellent academic record.

public performance and development of choreographic skills.

Graduates from Greenwood have pursued successful careers in many different areas. Students can select from courses that

• Academic Extension (Years 8 to 12) is designed to accelerate progress in Mathematics, English, Science and Social Sciences for more able students.

are either wholly school assessed or tertiary entrance scored that will allow students to enter the workforce or lead to post-

• VET Program (Years 11 and 12) is designed to enable

secondary studies at university or TAFE. A well resourced Careers

students to combine school based courses with TAFE programs

Centre is available to enable students to move into a pathway that best suits their strengths.

while participating in structured workplace learning.

The school has rigorous Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science programs that cater well for students of all ability levels. Staff members have extensive experience in their fields of expertise, and, while demanding rigour in student work, exhibit a caring and patient attitude toward students. An academic extension program is available for high achieving students.


A well developed Vocational Education and Training program is available to students to ease their transition from school to work. Structured Workplace Learning enables students to experience the world of work while still at school. Another successful program is the TAFE Access Program where students can study for industry qualifications one day a week.

The school has an Intensive English Centre (IEC) which caters for up to 130 students across Years 8 to 10. The IEC provides 6 – 12 months of intensive English lessons to migrant and international students in order to prepare them for mainstream schooling. Intensive English staff have specialist qualifications and wide ranging experience in teaching English as a Second language in Australia and overseas. Upon entering mainstream classes, individual, small group and in-class support is available from qualified ESL staff. Students are also assisted by assistants who speak a variety of languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Arabic. Interpreting services are readily available to assist in communicating with parents.



Japanese and French

These programs are available to International students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

The comprehensive student support team consists of a Student Services Manager, Nurse, Psychologist, Chaplain, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and Year Coordinators. The IEC staff members have special understanding of the educational, social and economic issues related to overseas students. International students have their own coordinator as part of the international student program. The international coordinator monitors the

• Aviation (Years 8 to 12) is designed to engender an interest in

welfare and progress of all international students and keeps in contact with parents and homestay carers.


flight and lead to further studies at a tertiary level. Facilities at Jandakot Airport are used and students may be able to gain a private pilot licence. In 2007 the aviation program was awarded approved specialist program (ASP) status.

• Volleyball (Years 8 to 12) is designed to develop student skills to potentially state and national levels. Coaching, umpiring and leadership skills are also developed. The volleyball program has recognised ASP status.

During Years 11 and 12, selected staff individually mentor students’ progress. At timely intervals, the school provides instruction on study skills, exam preparation and general personal management. The school is committed to involving parents in the life of the school and to providing comprehensive feedback to parents about student progress.

• Music (Years 8 to 12) exposes students to many styles of music and provides opportunity for public performance. Tuition in a range of instruments is also available.


John Curtin College of the Arts is Western Australia’s premier college for gifted Arts students and is committed to the student’s pursuit of excellence through a balanced academic program with a special emphasis on the Arts.

JOHN CURTIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS PRINCIPAL: Mr Mitchell Mackay INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Kevin Griffiths NUMBER OF STUDENTS: over 1000 students ADDRESS: 90 Ellen St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 PHONE: +61 8 9433 7200 FAX: +61 8 9430 5856 EMAIL: WEBSITE: As Western Australia’s only selective Arts school, John Curtin College of the Arts is the premier college for gifted arts students. It is named after a former Prime Minister of Australia.

This modern theatre is ideal for teaching young people. Students experience all aspects of high quality performance production, from stage management, to costume design.

Our suite of Arts programs and an Arts-infused curriculum extend students’ creative talents and enhance their academic education.

Students benefit from our partnerships with industry and tertiary institutions. This allows them to gain first-hand experience and knowledge of the Arts industry.

LOCATION Overlooking the port city of Fremantle, John Curtin is 30 minutes from the Perth city centre and five minutes from the centre of Fremantle. Fremantle is an attractive, historic city with major retail outlets, cinemas, food halls and cafes.

DESCRIPTION John Curtin has an outstanding reputation for its specialist programs in the Arts and Soccer. Our state-of-the-art performing arts facility is located on campus. The fully resourced, 450 seat Curtin Theatre is superbly equipped for theatrical, dance and musical performances. 35

We have firm links with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), a tertiary institution many arts students aspire to attend. This partnership allows us to liaise directly with WAAPA and ensures our programs give students an increased chance of success when auditioning. Graduates from John Curtin have also won places in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, the Australian Ballet Company and scholarships to European dance schools. Some have gone on to achieve recognition as actors in the international film industry. Established in 1990, the Soccer Excellence Program is WA’s leading soccer program in secondary schools. The program helps students develop skills, attitudes and knowledge to enable them to compete successfully in soccer at the highest level. Many of our graduates have played in professional teams internationally, as well as in state and national teams.

John Curtin has international students from Brazil, Denmark,

including radio broadcasting, video production and

France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Switzerland

journalism. Students can also achieve specific industry qualifications.

and the Philippines. We also participate in exchange programs with sister schools in China and Japan.

• Contemporary Dance is intensive and focused, bringing

In a learning environment which is positive, safe and supportive,


students have the opportunity to excel in their academic education. The college is consistently in the top 20 schools of

tutors to develop skills, technique, choreography and performance ability. Students develop elite skills and

the state for Year 12 academic performance.

an understanding of a range of dance styles including Spanish and jazz.

Many of our graduates have completed tertiary studies in medicine, law, engineering and science, as well as the Arts. Our students are taught by expert teachers who have been chosen specifically for their specialist knowledge, experience and dedication to teaching gifted young people. International students have access to a fully comprehensive education. An innovative, stimulating and rewarding education and supportive learning environment awaits your child.





• Drama enables students to become proficient in performing for audiences, improvisation, play building, script writing, stage management, production management and design.

• Music focuses on a cross section of classical, contemporary and jazz the music program offers students the opportunity to develop theoretical and practical skills through instrumental or vocal tuition and participation in performance ensembles.

• Visual Arts provides students with outstanding creative


opportunities to extend their artistic ability and expertise through a mix of visual inquiry, studio work, exhibition and critical reflection.

French (Years 10) Italian (Years 8 to 10)



An English as a Second Language teacher gives assistance on an

• Academic Excellence Program (Years 8 to 10) • For







academic courses in the humanities, mathematics and science as part of our Academic Excellence Program. Soccer Excellence (Years 8 to 12)

• Football/Soccer aims to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable students to compete successfully in soccer at the highest levels. Selection is based on trials, an interview and academic record.

• Arts Programs The majority of students at the college are selected for a Gifted and Talented Arts Program, which is only available for Australian residents. Depending on availability, the following programs are sometimes available to international fee paying students:

individual or small group basis to students with a non-English speaking background.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Our supportive team in student services helps students achieve the best possible learning outcomes while at the college. Our college chaplain and careers counsellor, as well as year coordinators and student service managers, provide students with academic support and monitoring, course and career advice and mentoring. Our college psychologist and nurse offer counselling and health and wellbeing advice. Our Propel Program helps students with any learning difficulties that may prevent them from achieving their potential.

• Artsmedia is exclusive to John Curtin College of the Arts and offers all elements of media production


John Forrest Senior High School seeks to be a supportive learning community committed to providing a challenging, diverse and inclusive curriculum that engages and motivates students to reach their potential and encourage excellence.

JOHN FORREST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Independent Public School from 2011) PRINCIPAL: Ms Dianne Turner INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Phil Shea NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 750 ADDRESS: 180 Drake Street, Morley, Western Australia 6062 PHONE: +61 8 9473 4000 EMAIL:

LOCATION John Forrest Senior High School is located in a quiet residential suburb ten minutes north of Perth city centre. It is well serviced by the Morley bus station and the Bayswater train station. Close by is the Galleria shopping complex, one of the largest in the state, with its range of cafes, food halls, cinemas and department stores. Students have access to nearby recreational facilities including the Morley Recreational Centre and the Bayswater Waves swimming pool.

DESCRIPTION John Forrest has a diverse multicultural population and welcomes international students from all corners of the globe. The school is named after John Forrest who was the first Premier of Western Australia. The school is well equipped with banks of computers, internet access in every classroom, a large gymnasium, specialist rooms for music, design and technology, drama, media and photography and a dance studio. All classrooms are air-conditioned. 37

There are extensive playing fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and a turf cricket wicket. John Forrest Senior High School offers opportunities for students to become involved in a range of co-curricular sporting programs and organises annual interstate sporting tours. The school has an excellent academic record and provides a wide range of courses. Over consecutive years John Forrest tertiary entrance students have demonstrated academic excellence by receiving Certificates of Excellence and Distinction. Furthermore, the school has been placed in the top ten schools in a range of Curriculum Council subjects. John Forrest runs vigorous mathematics and science programs. Graduates of John Forrest gain entry to the full range of university courses including engineering, commerce, law, media and education. Other graduates consistently gain entry to the TAFE courses of their choosing.



Italian and Japanese (Years 8 – 10)

John Forrest Senior High School runs an English as a Second Language class for students from Years 8-10. It also has an English as a Second Language teacher who provides a mix of individual, small group and in class support as the need arises. Students may attend the Intensive English Centre at Morley Senior High School and then transfer to John Forrest for their mainstream studies.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Music (Years 8 – 12) has a strong reputation with its junior, senior and swing bands that develop the talents of musicians and singers of all ages. Students are selected for this program by audition.

• Cricket Academy (Years 8 – 12) provides coaching for students under the auspices of the Western Warriors, the Western Australian premier cricket team, and the leadership of a Level 3 Cricket Coach. Students are selected for this program through trials and have access to the facilities at the WACA cricket ground. Teams travel overseas (India, Sri Lanka) and to interstate competitions. The First XI Team have successfully won the Kym Hughes Trophy on three occasions.

• Tennis (Years 8 – 12) gives talented students the opportunity

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Caring for the personal development of students is an important concern at John Forrest. The student services team, consisting of year coordinators, a nurse, psychologist, careers advisor and chaplain, represents a highly skilled team of professionals who are always available to meet the diverse needs of the students. Respect Each Other is a whole school program that promotes the development and maintenance of positive working relationships across the school. John Forrest offers a study skills program for all students and the international students’ coordinator provides individual support to international students.

to develop their skills under the tuition of accredited coaches including a former state league player and Coach of the Year. Strong links are maintained with Tennis West and with neighbouring clubs. In 2008, the school team were state champions and won the Slazenger Cup. Students are required to go through a selection process.

• Netball (Years 8 – 12) extends the skills of talented students who are selected through trials. Teams travel to the Gold Coast to compete. The program is strongly supported by the WA Netball Association and the students benefit from the skill and experience of accredited coaches.

• Academic Challenge (Years 8 – 10) fosters academic excellence in English, mathematics, science and the social sciences under the guidance of the academic challenge coordinator.

• Cadets – A bush ranger program.


Kalamunda Senior High School has a vision of sharing our forest of possibilities through our values of respect, resilience, pride, community and a love of learning.

KALAMUNDA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms Kathy Ritchie INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Anne Hudson-Brown NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 800 ADDRESS: 12 Cotherstone Road, Kalamunda, WA 6076 PHONE: +61 8 9293 6400 FAX: +61 8 9293 4448 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Kalamunda Senior High School is set in the hills district of the Perth metropolitan area, 20 minutes east of the city centre. The hills district is surrounded by eucalypt forest and is home to many native plants and animals including kangaroos and possums.

A forest is a special place where trees grow and their roots (our history and traditions) provide a strong foundation to develop and flourish. Trees provide shelter for all who live there and are strong enough to withstand the buffering of storms. Each year new growth adds to the strength of the forest, just as our


school welcomes new students and encourages them to flourish as individuals. We would love to welcome you to our home in the forest.

Kalamunda enjoys all the benefits a large city like Perth has to offer while being in a quiet, rural environment. This creates a school which is a close knit community into its third generation of hills families. The staff live close by, most have educated their children at Kalamunda and we always have staff who are former students. It is not surprising then that one of our values is community. Other values of Respect, Resilience and Pride all come together when we work as a community of learners. These values are encompassed in all we do at Kalamunda as we aim towards our vision of Sharing our Forest of Possibilities. The school community developed this vision as it is wonderfully symbolic of our school, whose home is in the Australian forest.


Students have achieved outstanding academic results over many years which are reflected in annual university entrance examinations. The majority of graduates gain entry to university across the full range of courses or take up places in TAFE courses such as hospitality, tourism, engineering, art and design, childcare and photography. The school has a 250 seat performing arts centre, three large playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, a climbing wall, music practice rooms and a gymnasium. Students have access to computers with email and internet services. Kalamunda has an enviable local and national reputation in mathematics,

science and computing competitions. Teams enter interschool

general interest in music as well as specialist instrumental

competitions in volleyball, athletics, swimming, soccer, cricket,

instruction for musically talented students. The students

netball, basketball, chess and debating. Each year Kalamunda students are involved in many hours of volunteer fundraising for a number of charities including the Red Cross, the Cancer Council, the Salvation Army, SIDS and kids and a volunteer program in East Timor program. Kalamunda Senior High School offers a welcoming and supportive environment for international students. It has close sister school relationships with schools in Japan and has enrolled students from many countries in exchange programs over several decades.

perform as part of the school orchestra, in ensembles or in the choir.

• Dance (Years 8 – 12) provides specialist tuition to talented students.

• Drama (Years 8 – 12) offers students the opportunity to perform in the purpose built performing arts centre which adjoins the school.

• Vocational programs (Years 11 – 12) focus on hospitality and business. Entry is available to all interested students.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Japanese, Indonesian and Italian



International students at Kalamunda, can if needed, work with the literacy support teacher who will assist with improving English competency.

Provided there are places available, international fee paying students may enter these programs. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.


• GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) Art (Years 8 – 12) is a Department of Education (DoE) endorsed program and a major focus at Kalamunda. Students come from across the metropolitan area and some country areas to enter the program. In addition to their normal classes, students attend specialised tutoring on Saturday mornings. Selection is based on testing, an interview and portfolio.

• Outdoor Adventure Program (Years 8 – 12) is an endorsed DoE program. This exciting program is designed to enhance student learning in an outdoor context. Features include personal fitness, healthy lifestyle, ‘hands on’ outdoor curriculum, expeditions and community service.

The pastoral care team looks after the individual needs of students and their families. Students with special needs have case managers who assume responsibility for their ongoing wellbeing and individual management programs. The pastoral care team consists of a manager, psychologist, chaplain, nurse and year coordinators. The international student coordinator gives individual support to international students, monitoring their progress and communicating with homestay carers and parents. Kalamunda also has a school volunteer program where community members work with individual students on a range of personal and learning issues. Students in Year 11 and 12 are offered study skills, revision programs and after school tutoring to assist in the preparation for examination.

• Academic Excellence (Years 8 – 10) supplements students’ normal work with enrichment and extended studies in English, science, mathematics, and society and environment.

• Music (Years 8 – 12) includes courses for those with a 40

Kelmscott Senior High School stands for and promotes achievement; a safe disciplined learning environment; the values of courtesy, consideration and cooperation; and pride in the reputation, uniform and traditions of the school.

KELMSCOTT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Tony Terry INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Adrian Penistan NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1560 ADDRESS: Corner of Third Avenue and Cammillo Road, Kelmscott, WA 6111 PHONE: +61 8 9495 7400 FAX: +61 8 9390 4082 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Kelmscott Senior High School is located within the outer metropolitan zone 30 minutes from the Perth city centre. Situated in the foothills of the Darling Range with pleasant waterfalls and national parks nearby, it has regular rail and bus services to Perth. The major retail outlets, food halls and cinemas are available within the local area.

DESCRIPTION Being one of the largest secondary schools in Western Australia, Kelmscott is able to offer an outstanding range of educational programs. With a reputation based on achievement and a positive educational environment, the school attracts students from across the south east corridor of the metropolitan area. With a proud record of academic success, students from the school, on an annual basis, enter the top facilities at university including medicine, law, and engineering. Significantly Kelmscott offers more science subjects than any other school in the state.


Foreign languages are a strong feature of the school. International students from France, Germany and Japan have the opportunity of maintaining links with their home country through conversing with Australian students in their own language. While university entrance is a key focus, Kelmscott SHS also offers a large range of courses including media, hospitality, outdoor education, art, drama, music, photography, computing and physical education studies. In addition, as a metropolitan school Kelmscott is fortunate in having farm facilities which provide opportunities to link applied sciences to animal breeding and horticulture.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT French, German and Japanese

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information regarding application procedures.

• Agriculture courses (Years 8-12): General Science Program is a general science course with an agricultural focus. Teachers of this program are selected on the basis of skill in being able to extend student understanding of scientific concepts. Students graduating from the course in Year 10 will be well prepared for all upper school agricultural courses. Students studying this will have priority for placement in equestrian programs. Science Extension Program Students study a core program of accelerated science and accelerated mathematics. The program has been designed to be complimentary to the school Gifted and Talented program (GATE) with the accelerated science component being linked to farm resources. When studying the biological sciences students will be involved in the practical application of science theory, to animal breeding and plant propagation. Students graduating from the program in Year 10 will be advantaged in their preparation for Physics, Chemistry and the Biological Sciences. Students studying Special Agriculture 2 will have priority placement in equestrian programs.

• Music - The Specialist Music Program at Kelmscott is recognised as one of the top music programs in Western Australia. It has a long tradition of excellence in instrumental and choral performance and in providing opportunities for students who aspire to tertiary study in music in the future. Many graduates of the program now have professional careers as music teachers, performers, music administrators and/or composers in WA, interstate and internationally. Our bands and choirs have performed at many prestigious events including those for the Prime Minister of Australia and the Governor of Western Australia.

• Selective Academic Program - Students in this innovative program are encouraged to excel in their area of academic talent. They are regularly challenged as a result of extended and enriched learning opportunities in the Mathematics / Science and Humanities learning areas. Students increasingly take on the responsibility for their own learning.


• Equestrian - The equestrian program operates through the

With an ethos based on care and cooperation, the school gives

school farm with theory and horse management being provided through school farm resources. The riding of horses involves student excursions to local pony clubs after school hours. Kelmscott Senior High School enters teams in interschool equestrian events with both individuals and teams winning state championships.

a very high priority to pastoral care. The administrative and student services teams are committed to a caring and positive learning environment. The reputation of the school has been built on the foundation of care, complemented by consistent and fair discipline systems.

• Specialist Athletics - Kelmscott is currently the only Specialised Athletics school in W.A. This school based specialist course covers all aspects of athletics including coaching, officiating, theory and state level competition. Kelmscott has won the annual public schools A Division Athletics Competition for the past three years. Year 8 students are required to attend a skills test to determine their eligibility.

The student services team is housed in a designated pastoral care centre and consists of a manager, chaplain, nurse, psychologist and year coordinators.

• Soccor - The program is being delivered by a teacher with Level 2 coaching credentials and is sponsored by the Armadale Soccer Club. Students enter the program through an interview and a skills test.


Kent St Senior High School is well known for its Specialist Courses and Academic Programs. The school offers a complete range of curriculum for students wishing to pursue many different careers.

KENT STREET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Rodney Beresford INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Helena Rychal NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 850 ADDRESS: 89 Kent Street East Victoria Park, Western Australia 6101 PHONE: +61 8 9262 0500 FAX: +61 8 9470 5082 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Kent Street Senior High School overlooks the CBD of Perth which is only four kilometres away. The school is located just south of the Swan River close to Curtin University of Technology and (Polytechnic West). Bus transport is close at hand to the city, nearby suburbs and the railway line.



Kent Street Senior High School was the first government school built on the southern side of the Swan River. Past students include the Governor General of Australia, politicians, judges and lawyers, business people, educators, Olympians, scientific researchers, engineers, doctors and nurses, airline and air force pilots, and tradespeople. The Kent Street students come from diverse backgrounds and study a range of courses designed to expand their capabilities and enable them to access university, or technical and vocational pathways. The students can also undertake learning in the workplace in specific industries through Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs. The school has the largest grounds of any government school in Perth and the facilities include a gymnasium, a pool, a music

centre, a drama theatre, library, computing rooms, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Centre, an Aviation Centre, home economics and design and technology facilities. High achieving Year 8-10 students can apply to enrol in the Academic Extension Program which provides a rigorous, enriching program as special preparation for studies at university. Kent Street has also developed a strong Earth and Environmental Education program with link to technology, mining and engineering industries.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS More than 250 students undertake specialist courses as a major focus of their learning program.

• Aviation Studies – Is widely recognised as providing exceptional learning experiences and opportunities for its students. Since 1979 the graduating students have progressed to the highest levels in many different areas

of aviation, for example in local and international airlines,

• Tennis Studies – Tennis is offered to students in Years

the defence force and the engineering industry. The Aviation

8 – 12 who are given a wide range of playing, umpiring,

Course is divided into two elements, the study of flight at lower school and the senior Aviation Course contributes

officiating and competition experiences. The Tennis Course involves four hours of specialist study per week. Apart from

as a full subject for University or TAFE entry at Years 11

improving skills on court, students spend time on video and

and 12. The aviation students receive a minimum of four

computer analysis, fitness work, umpiring accreditation,

hours instruction in the course each week. Kent Street has a large purpose-built Aviation Centre that comprises a lecture

Sport First Aid, nutrition studies, sports psychology, tennis strategy and management skills. In Years 11 and 12, the

theatre, a dedicated classroom, a seminar room and an

students select up to five other courses to complement

aircraft workshop.

the Tennis Course and support their vocational ambitions. The students may also participate in Workplace Learning Program to learn about the occupations and careers associated with the tennis and sporting industries from first hand work experiences. Graduating students from the Tennis Course have the opportunity to move to University or TAFE depending on the subjects they study. Kent Street SHS has links with Western Australian Tennis Administration who can assist students seeking American College Scholarships.

The students in Years 9 – 12 are also given the opportunity to participate in the building of the aircraft they will fly in the future. The school owns and operates three aircraft which are accommodated in a hangar located at Jandakot Airport about 20 minutes from the school. The Aviation Course is highly regarded by the aviation community and the students are able to participate in workplace learning in a number of aviation organisations. The school has strong links to the Aviation Program at Edith Cowan University, Swan TAFE and the WA Aviation College located at Jandakot Airport. The school recently signed a partnership with Skywest airline which offers the student the experience of ‘jump seat’ flying.

• Cricket Studies – The Kent Street Cricket Course provides specialist training for students who have a passion for the game. Each week students receive four hours of specialist cricket training during which they develop in depth knowledge of cricket, skills, physical development, sport administration, team building and leadership. Students can analyse their technique, measure and monitor fitness, research the history of cricket, learn about nutrition and sports psychology, practice captaincy, study laws and umpiring qualifications, complete a Sports First Aid course and complete a Level 1 Coaching Course that leads to the National Cricket Coaching Accreditation. In Years 11 and 12, the cricket course students can study a wide range of other courses, including university entrance courses. The students can also undertake Workplace Learning where they can learn about the occupations and careers in the cricket industry. The Kent Street Cricket Course is in partnership with the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) which provides students with the use of its excellent facilities, specialist coaching, administration assistance and participation in key sporting events. Graduates from the cricket course have gone on to represent Western Australia in the National competition while the majority of students go on to play cricket at high levels.

• Fashion and Design Studies – The Fashion and Design Course aims to develop students’ creativity through designing, making and appraising garments and fashion accessories. The course is taught across two learning areas, The Arts, and Technology and Enterprise, for four hours per week. The fashion context focuses and motivates the students to develop both their design and artistic ability using a range of textiles and different manufacturing approaches. In Years 11 and 12, the students study Visual Arts Materials (clothing and fabrics) and can customise their course for University or technical education entrance. Students can also undertake Workplace Learning and are provided with industry contacts as well as excursions to design and training centres.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE The school provides ESL courses for students with limited English capacity. International students with some English development will be able to enrol in these courses instead of mainstream English.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The Student Services Team cares for the health and well-being of all students. The team consists of a manager, school psychologist, five year coordinators, a nurse, a chaplain, an Aboriginal and Indigenous education worker and literacy teachers. The Deputy Principal monitors progress of international students and supervises the contact with parents and home stay carers. 44

Leeming Senior High School enjoys a positive reputation, both for the excellent educational opportunities it offers and for its high standards of achievement and behaviour. Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and to interact with each other and with the wider community in a positive, constructive and socially responsible manner. Our school motto is ‘Harmony and Excellence’.


LOCATION Leeming Senior High School is located in the suburb of Leeming within the City of Melville. Leeming is approximately 20 kilometres south of the beautiful city of Perth’s central business district and about 12 kilometres east of the historic port and city of Fremantle.

DESCRIPTION Natural bushland and extensive playing fields contribute to a peaceful and harmonious setting, complemented by well designed school buildings. We are proud of our school with its excellent facilities for learning and recreation. The single-storey buildings and playing fields provide a modern learning facility with excellent resources for students. The site incorporates the Leeming Education Support Centre and the Leeming Recreation Centre. These provide visible signs of the partnerships between the school and the community. 45

Leeming shares facilities with the Leeming Recreation Centre. These include swimming pools, basketball courts, a gymnasium and squash courts. Our bright spacious library houses a vast up-to-date collection of resources ranging from traditional books and periodicals to CD-ROMs and internet access. Students from all years use the library’s facilities in a variety of situations – as part of a class, in a small group working independently, or working on an individual basis. The main ethos of the Library is to develop lifelong independent learners who are self-motivated and confident in their approach.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT French and Japanese

SPECIAL PROGRAMS • Science and Technology Academy (STA) – The specialist Science and Technology Academy explores science in its pure and applied forms for selected students. The course challenges students to investigate and explore science and technology in an integrated and relevant program. The Academy has a collaborative arrangement with Murdoch University and Challenger TAFE and provides a boost to future careers in science and technology.

• Academic Extension program (AEP) – The program introduces selected students into an environment where the delivery of the curriculum is flexible, stimulating and designed to meet the learning needs of academically able children. Students in AEP work in one group for English, mathematics, science and social studies. The program provides an excellent base for a fine academic career at Leeming Senior High School.

• The Achievers’ Club – The club provides a tangible way for the school to honour students who excel in their studies. Students join by invitation. Activities, guest speakers, formal and informal gatherings of members are provided to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of these students and show that high achievement is valued.

• CISCO Network Local Academy – As a CISCO Local Academy the school offers a CISCO Certified Networking Associate qualification. CISCO Systems is an American computer company and the Networking Academies form an arm of this company. Students who complete the course successfully will gain a network servicing and maintenance qualification that is recognised internationally. The course is text-book free, with all the curriculum content, text, diagrams and videos existing digitally, allowing students access to study 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the school’s intranet or from home via the internet.

• Performing Arts – Leeming enjoys a reputation for excellence in the performing arts. This reputation has been built upon the creativity, enthusiasm and dedication of students and teachers. Students of dance, drama, theatre and media are provided with a wide range of opportunities to perform to

an audience, often by invitation. The staging of a school musical theatre production is a developing tradition.

• World Solar Car Challenge – Leeming was the only school entry to into “The 8th World Solar Challenge” which was held in September 2005. A highly motivated team of staff and students worked together with the Sungroper Solar Car Association, a local Perth group, and completed this very demanding project. Leeming has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop a Solar Car and enter it into “The 9th World Solar Challenge” in October 2007

• Rowing Program – Leeming Senior High School offers an exciting rowing programme to students from Year 8 and 9 and extra curricula activities exists for our Year 10’s, 11’s, and 12’s to participate in early morning and weekend sessions. This innovative project develops leadership and teamwork as well as the fundamentals of rowing. There are opportunities to compete against other schools in the Regatta season and to attend specialist rowing camps. The school is affiliated with The Swan River Rowing Club who supply the boats and elite coaches.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The program provides individual assistance for students to enable them to achieve appropriate levels of literacy to support their secondary school studies. The program fosters a climate where every student is encouraged to reach his or her potential. The volunteers are community members who give their time to assist students. The Students services team consists of the Deputy Principal Student Services, Year 8 Coordinator, Year 9 and 10 coordinator, Year 11 and 12 coordinator, school psychologist, Year 8 and 9 SAER coordinator, Year 10, 11 and 12 SAER coordinator, school nurse and school chaplain. The team undertakes a wide range of programs to support students in all aspects of their school lives.


Lesmurdie Senior High School is a community that fosters respect and trust so that every individual can achieve to their full potential


LOCATION Lesmurdie Senior High School is situated in a hills residential area in the Shire of Kalamunda, Western Australia. The school is serviced directly by buses covering the local community, Pickering Brook, Roleystone, Forrestfield and Maddington. In addition, an express service to the Kalamunda bus depot enables use of connecting routes to cover Maida Vale, High Wycombe and the Midland regions.

DESCRIPTION The school was established in 1981 and has had an active School Council composed of community, parents, students and staff from inception. Set among natural bushland in the Perth foothills on the fringe of a residential area, the architecturally designed buildings evoke a sense of peace and space with a distinctly Australian flavour. Well maintained and technologically well equipped, the physical environment enables students and teachers to readily focus on education and the reaching of one’s full potential. 47

The school has a strong pastoral care tradition. The provision of a caring and nurturing environment in which students can realise their potential is a priority. The school fosters excellence in all areas and conducts quality programs across all aspects of the curriculum. Lesmurdie enjoys a reputation within the education community for its very experienced, enthusiastic and innovative staff. This is reflected in the school continuing to build on its long history of exemplary performance in a wide range of curricular and extra curricular activities. The school operates in the belief that it upholds and promotes personal, academic and social excellence amongst both students and staff and discourages those influences that would work against the attainment of these standards. Consequently, the ethical, moral and academic values that the school accepts for itself are to be the highest possible to equip both students and teachers to cope with the expectations of society. The major aim of this school is to create an environment in which the student learns to become a positive and productive citizen and being responsible for his or her behaviour.



The Language Learning Area at Lesmurdie, together with the Principal work in partnership with partner primary schools to establish an enhanced and clear pathway for all students intending to pursue their language studies at Lesmurdie. The establishment of a multimedia lab will further enrich the language program and allow students to be exposed to ‘authentic’ resources using the internet and connections with other language schools across Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

Student Services staff work collaboratively with classroom teachers, the Principal, Deputy Principals and Learning Area Managers in an advisory capacity to assist students to achieve their full potential.

• Italian – Our Italian languages program is supported by the

The Student Services Centre provides a focal point for student enquiries and student welfare. The Student Services Centre has a reception area which is fully staffed and ready to assist students when required.

establishment of a European Languages Hub. It is a rich language program further enhanced by tours to Italy and active language experiences in a network of primary and secondary schools.

The Student Services Team includes the Student Services Manager, Student Advocates, School Chaplain, School Psychologist, Senior School Manager, School Nurse and members of the Learning Support Team. Most members of the Student Services Team are located a dedicated Student Services Centre.

• Japanese – The Japanese language program includes a diverse range of cultural experiences in addition to learning the written and spoken language. It is further supported and enhanced by our sister school arrangement with Midoridai Secondary School in Japan. The Japanese language program is enriched with visits from students and teachers in Japan and, in turn, visits by our staff and students to Japan.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS • Lesmurdie Extension and Acceleration Programme (LEAP) is available to selected students in Years 8 to 10 who demonstrate superior aptitude and ability in the areas of Science and Mathematics. As a result of their accelerated and enriched lower school Science and Mathematics preparation, these students attain impressive levels of achievement in university entrance. Of Lesmurdie’s TEE students who have participated in the Special Science & Mathematics/LEAP Programme, most have achieved Tertiary Entrance Rankings in the top 10% of the state.


Mandurah Senior College provides a progressive and meaningful education in a caring environment. Students are encouraged to work cooperatively to develop the skills required to succeed and meet the demands of the global business world.

MANDURAH SENIOR COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Mr Keith King INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Keith King NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1043 ADDRESS: Education Drive, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210 PHONE: +61 8 9583 7373 FAX: +61 8 9581 9299 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: Mandurah Senior College only enrols senior students.

LOCATION Mandurah is a satellite city of 75,000 people located on the coast 75 kilometres south of Perth. It has all the attributes of a larger city including business developments, sporting facilities and tourist attractions. There is a regular rapid transit rail link to Perth city centre that takes only 50 minutes. Residents of Mandurah enjoy the best lifestyle Western Australia has to offer. Being a coastal city, water activities such as boating, fishing, crabbing and prawning feature highly in the leisure interests of the local community. For information on the exceptional beauty and facilities of Mandurah, visit the college website and click on the photographic library link.

DESCRIPTION Mandurah Senior College enrols students between 15 and 18 years of age in Senior Secondary education programmes for Years 10, 11 and 12. The college is co-located with Murdoch University ( and Challenger TAFE ( on the Peel Education campus. 49

International students who successfully complete English programs may be offered entry to Murdoch University. All programs at Mandurah are devised to meet the individual needs of students ensuring success in achieving their goals. The college provides students with a strong academic education across a comprehensive range of subjects. Accelerated learning programs provide tertiary credits for students pursuing university entrance. Students receive up-to-date skills training on modern industrial standard equipment. All qualifications offered are recognised Australia wide and are highly regarded internationally. Students undertaking university entrance are encouraged to consider completing experience in the work place. This extra curricular activity provides comprehensive knowledge and insight into careers worldwide. The college timetable consists of 18 two hour sessions between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. The extensive library is open between 8am and 6pm weekdays and during school vacations. The clean and hygienic cafeteria offers a

variety of nutritional food and is open between 7:30am and 4pm daily. The college, a modern, state-of-the-art, well furnished and equipped facility, was opened in 2001. The provision of information technology is a priority with 355 computer terminals linked via wireless technology to the internet and the college has implemented a 1 to 1 computer strategy. Mandurah has hosted students from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and has an exchange program with Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. The college has established an extraordinary relationship with Mercedes-Benz in China that gives students the opportunity to travel to China and work with the company each year. In return, staff from Mercedes-Benz travel to Australia to undertake intensive language programs at the college.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Every student at Mandurah has an advocate teacher whose responsibility is to support students in all aspects of their education and social needs. Advocate teachers monitor students’ progress to ensure successful completion of their education. The comprehensive student support and development services team consists of a manager, nurse, psychologist, accommodation coordinator and support officers. These staff members work with the advocate teachers and offer social support to the students. English, mathematics and science teachers are available for individual consultations and tutoring. Specialist librarians give instruction in time management and the development of study skills.

Successful graduates from Mandurah Senior College gain entry to university and TAFE courses. They study courses such as medicine, commerce, accounting, business management, engineering, nursing and teaching. Mandurah is proud to have received the 2002 Premier’s award for Excellence in Education and Skills Development.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Experienced teachers of English as a Second Language provide personal support for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Intensive short courses are offered with a variety of programs available to meet the needs of all students. The college maintains intensive English programs as a priority initiative and provides dedicated infrastructure resources.


Manea Senior College will empower young adults to advance in their careers and lives by creating a learning environment built on high standards, trust, respect and support.

MANEA SENIOR COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Mr Paul Mathews INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Rod Rykers NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 270 ADDRESS: Robertson Drive, PO Box 500, Bunbury, WA 6230 PHONE: +61 8 97210600 FAX: +61 8 97213530 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: Manea Senior College only enrols senior students.

LOCATION Manea Senior College is situated 175km South of Perth, on Robertson Drive, Bunbury in the south west of Western Australia. Bunbury, the largest regional city in Western Australia, with a population of over 60,000, offers a dynamic and diverse range of experiences. Situated on a peninsula, a combination of distinctive waterways and unique natural surrounds, teamed with first class attractions, activities and facilities, make Bunbury a captivating place to live. The college is co-located with Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the South West Regional College (SWRC) of TAFE, just 10 minutes from the Centre of Bunbury and is well serviced by buses.



Manea opened it’s spectacular facilities in February 2009. Located in Bunbury, it is the only specialist senior school in the South West region of Western Australia. Manea is a co-educational senior school, catering for motivated Year 11 and 12 students seeking university or vocational pathways. Strategically located between ECU and SWRC, Manea students have the opportunity of combining their school programs with certificate or university studies through accessing the pathways provided by TAFE and ECU.

The courses available for students to select from will continue to expand as Manea grows. For University destination students, in addition to the courses on offer enabling access to university entry, there is the opportunity to be involved in a mentoring program and the university preparation course. For vocational students, there are a range of higher level TAFE certificate courses available that students integrate into their studies. Students at Manea experience challenging, invigorating, and inspiring learning opportunities and teaching practices from carefully selected, expert teachers. The learning environment at Manea is based on a model of strong relationships, trust, respect and support. The College accommodates the learning styles and expectations of senior school students, providing flexible and innovative approaches reflective of the needs of the mature learner.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS PATHWAYS Manea offers university and TAFE pathway options for students. These pathways, with a range of post school destinations, take into account the co-location to SWRC of TAFE and ECU. Students

have the opportunity for multiple accreditation, including ATAR, WACE Graduation and VET qualifications.

Senior School Courses on Offer:

• English

• Politics & Law

• Mathematics

• Psychology

at least 4 must be WACE examinable course in Year 12. Successful

• Mathematics: specialist

• Health Studies

completion of these units combined with successful examination results provides students with the opportunity to enter university.

• Integrated Science

• Physical Education Studies

• Human Biology

• Computer Science

• Chemistry

• Business Management

University Entry Pathway: Students undertaking a university entry pathway have a choice to study 5 or 6 courses in Year 11, of which

Manea and ECU are currently offering the opportunity for students to enrol in a University Preparation Course for 2011.

• Physics



• Career & Enterprise

• Design – Photography

The University Preparation Course (UPC) is for Year 11 & 12 students to develop their skills and knowledge to succeed at University. Students involved would study four courses (at Stage 2 or 3) and be involved in units of study at ECU one day per week. These additional units will count towards graduation as endorsed programs, however, they will not contribute to a students Tertiary Entrance Score.

• Geography

• Media Production & Analysis

• Accounting & Finance

• History

The units in the University Preparation course will assist students in developing and improving their research, writing and study skills. The units will provide students with a strong foundation and support for their Year 12 studies at Manea.

TAFE PATHWAY Students choosing a TAFE pathway generally spend 2 days studying industry specific qualifications at TAFE and the other 3 days at Manea studying four courses. This pathway may involve students participating in work placement usually as part of their TAFE course. Manea offers a range of higher level TAFE qualifications in VET in school programs:

• Hospitality

• Electrical

• Laboratory Science

• Community Services

• Automotive

• Plumbing

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Mentor Program: Manea recognises that strong, positive relationships are the key to the establishment of a learning environment, which in turn reflects the growing independence of young adults in Years 11 and 12. Staff as mentors ensure close relationships with students, their teachers, parents, workplace tutors, TAFE staff, university staff and other schools. There is a strong focus on student-student, staff-student and staff-staff interaction Staff are entrusted with the responsibility of mentoring a group of students throughout their time at the College. The mentors are dedicated to developing a relationship with every student in their group. This relationship, based on mutual trust and care, has the aim of positively assisting each student’s path through Years 11, 12 and beyond. The mentor teacher is the main communication point for parents/care givers with the college – a partnership that will be developed and strengthened by strong relationships between parents/care givers and mentor teachers. Parents/care givers should take the opportunity to get to know and interact with their son/daughters mentor. Students meet weekly with their Mentor Teacher to discuss and monitor the following areas:

In addition, certificate courses in Business Administration and Dental Nursing are also available. Our courses enable Manea to provide meaningful pathways for young people that enable them to obtain Year 12 completion, WACE graduation and/or Certificate 11 or higher qualifications during their time at the College.

• Social and Emotional Issues • Attendance • Academic Performance • Conduct/behaviour • Encouragement and recognition of achievement Manea offers a quality learning experience for international students.


Melville is a school where all students are provided with the opportunity to excel and are supported in the process of defining themselves as they prepare to find their place in the contemporary world.

MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Phillip White INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Bina Kadaba NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 900 ADDRESS: 18 Potts Street, Melville, Western Australia 6156 PHONE: +61 8 9330 0300 FAX: +61 8 9330 3598 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Situated overlooking the Swan River and Perth city on a six hectare site in a leafy, quiet, suburb, Melville Senior High School has convenient access to the city of Perth and Fremantle. It is centrally located on public transport routes and close to Murdoch University, Notre Dame University, Challenger TAFE and community resources in both Fremantle and Perth.

DESCRIPTION Melville welcomes students from many different backgrounds into a caring and supportive environment. It has a long and successful tradition of catering for international students from countries such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea, Philippines, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Italy and Japan. The school has undergone a refurbishment program that includes a comprehensive graphic design area, a dedicated science and technology design centre, library and performing/visual arts workshop spaces. The school also has a gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis and basketball/netball courts, a playing field and


a music keyboard laboratory. Most recently the school has completed landscaping the grounds. Students are able to select from a wide range of courses of study. These are personalised to be suitable for university entrance or for entrance into the workforce or to continue past sencondary education at TAFE. The school has established special links with neighbouring Murdoch University and graduates from Melville have direct entry to nursing at the Rockingham Campus. Graduates from Melville have made careers in many walks of life. Many graduates of the flight program enrol in aviation courses at Edith Cowan University or TAFE, gain entry to the Australian Defence Forces Academy, or gain a commercial pilot’s licence and obtain employment in the aviation industry. Melville has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and a rich and varied curriculum capable of meeting the needs of all its students. Each year since 2006, Melville has been identified as a top public school by the Minister of Education.



Indonesian (Years 8 – 10)

Melville has had an Intensive English Language Centre for a number of years catering for students from Years 8 to 10. The aim of the centre is to help newly arrived migrant children assimilate into Western Australian government schools and to improve their English and literacy skills. Students are eligible to study English for up to four terms before entering a mainstream educational context where ongoing English as a Second Language support is maintained. As well as the 11 teachers working in the centre, many other teachers in the school are trained in teaching English as a Second Language.

Italian (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Flight and Aviation (Years 8 – 12) aims to develop an interest in flying, leading to a private pilot’s licence. The school uses the facilities at nearby Jandakot Airport and the expertise of trained flight instructors. Entry is by test and interview.

• BUILD LINKZ (Years 11 – 12) is a flexible program providing interested students with the opportunity to enrol in a combination of school-based courses and TAFE programs while also participating in structured workplace learning.

• Academic Extension (Years 8 – 10) offers extension activities in the humanities and the sciences. Students are offered places according to their performance in testing and

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES A welcoming student services centre forms the cornerstone of pastoral care at Melville. The student support services team consists of a manager, year coordinators, a nurse, careers advisor, psychologist, chaplain and manager. The international students coordinator monitors the progress of international students and keeps in close contact with parents and homestay carers.

academic records.

• Music (Years 8 – 12r) provides students with an opportunity to complete tuition in a variety of instruments and to become involved in a wide range of ensembles and bands. Entry to the music program is by test and audition.

• Netball (Years 8 – 10) focuses on the development of skills and techniques directly linked to talent identification programs and leads to qualifications in coaching, umpiring and leadership in recreation studies. Students are selected for this program by testing and trials.


Education at Morley Senior High School is seen as a partnership between staff, parents, students and the community. The school motto, Together We Achieve, reminds students of the rich and vibrant support network that bonds Morley Senior High School students. The school prides itself on providing a caring environment that caters for each person as an individual.

MORLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms Gay Fortune INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Ian Masarei NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 924 ADDRESS: 19-43 Bramwell Road, Noranda, Western Australia 6062 PHONE: +61 8 9376 5555 FAX: +61 8 9375 1246 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Morley Senior High School is a modern, multi-level educational facility. Centrally located within 20 minutes of the Perth city centre and five minutes from the Galleria shopping precinct, which is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and includes cinemas, food halls and major retail outlets. An efficient public transport system provides students with links to central Perth and its environs.

DESCRIPTION The shady 10 hectare campus with playing fields is built on a faculty school design focused on a state-of-the-art central library. Since the school was established in 1971 a fine tradition of academic achievement and pastoral care has been built up with students’ pathways to university assisted through established university affiliations.


The school has well established links with a broad crosssection of Western Australian industries that actively provide support and direction to students contemplating their career options. The school is generously equipped with a hall/gymnasium, stateof-the-art equipment and facilities in all learning areas, five computer areas, a canteen, and a separate upper school block with specialist facilities in English, science, mathematics, and society and environment. The upper school area has a common room for student recreation and relaxation. Magnificent facilities in the practical and creative arts areas of art, photography, graphics and media include a photography and television studio. The school has a long involvement with exchange students and has established sister school relationships with schools from China, Italy and Japan. Key features of these exchange programs include exceptional academic, pastoral care and extra curricular support.

The school is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive learning environment where students can take advantage of an academic community recognised for its excellence in teaching. This cohesive school environment facilitates excellence in learning with students able to realise their full academic potential. Social development and participation in sporting activities are also important facets of school life with students having access to a wide range of co-curricular activities. Morley provides a rigorous academic environment that challenges all students. A wide range of fully accredited courses leading to university entrance is offered. A comprehensive counselling service ensures students select appropriate subjects that meet university course prerequisites. Students who seek an alternative to academic studies in Years 11 and 12 may enrol in Vocational Education and Training programs which include studies in visual industry design and a general course of vocational studies. All students are encouraged to excel in a wide variety of cocurricular endeavours in areas such as mathematics, English, languages, science and public speaking. Morley students have achieved state and national success in such challenges. Students from Morley also feature significantly in annual Curriculum Council Certificates of Excellence and Distinction. Career pathways for Morley graduates reflect a strong professional preference with past students achieving great success and recognition in their chosen careers. Morley has a strong tradition of academic excellence and continues to achieve enviable academic results in all areas of endeavour.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Chinese (Mandarin), Italian and Japanese (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international fee paying students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Arts programs (Years 8 – 12) are offered in the areas of music, dance, and drama. Entry is available to interested students.

• Graphics Technology (Years 8 – 12) is available to students who are interested in image design broadcasting and multimedia.

• Aeronautics (Years 8 – 12) is offered to interested students and provides opportunities for those who are keen to pursue a career in aeronautics.

• Gifted and Talented (Years 8 – 10) offers extension activities to students who have been identified as being academically talented.

• Soccer (Years 8 – 12)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Morley established an intensive English centre in 2010, which will assist students to reach their academic potential. The school supports students who require assistance with literacy skills through the English as a Second Language program from Years 8 to 12.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Morley has staff dedicated to the wellbeing of students enrolled at the school. These include pastoral care leaders for each year group providing daily support and direction for students, a chaplain servicing the pastoral care needs of all students, a psychologist who is available for student consultation on a wide range of issues, a community nurse, subject selection counsellors and a student services coordinator. The international students coordinator gives individual support to international students. 56

Mount Lawley Senior High School is committed to maximise the enjoyment of learning and achievement for all students within a compassionate and democratic school culture, encouraging them to be responsible, creative and engaged lifelong learners.

MOUNT LAWLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Milton Butcher INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Ian Johnston (Associate Principal) & Ms Anita Chong (Coordinator) NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1340 ADDRESS: 65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia 6050 PHONE: +61 8 9471 0300 FAX: +61 8 9271 1126 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Mount Lawley Senior High School is three kilometres north of the Perth city centre and adjacent to the Mount Lawley Campus of Edith Cowan University and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The school is well serviced by public transport.

DESCRIPTION Mount Lawley has recently undergone a massive $41 million redevelopment program. A dynamic visual and performing arts faculty, which includes drama, media, music and visual arts, provides students with the opportunity to participate in many artistic programs. It has a fully equipped modern media studio, a music keyboard laboratory, drama studio, dedicated theatre and specialist music theatre. The school is rich in the provision of information technology and is moving into a wireless environment. Mount Lawley has a Memorandum of Understanding with Edith Cowan University and shares resources and facilities such as a 57

$7 million sport and fitness centre. Joint programs in arts and education see graduates going into arts at WAAPA and into the School of Education. Students who have completed Certificate IV in Music at Mount Lawley meet minimum entry requirements for entry to university music programs. Students at Mount Lawley have the opportunity to work with second year students at Edith Cowan University in joint theatre productions. Mount Lawley offers one of the largest ranges of tertiary and non-tertiary entrance subjects in the state, including five languages. This enables students to select almost any combination that suits their needs and interests. Interested students have the opportunity to pursue their ambitions in the areas of business, commerce and information technology. Courses in mathematics and sciences are also strong and high performances statewide see graduates entering university programs in medicine, engineering, law, architecture, commerce and business.

The school also offers structured workplace learning and access to courses in the arts at Central TAFE. Students undertake these programs in combination with their school studies. Mount Lawley has developed a strong reputation for excellence in all areas of the curriculum. Many students focus on future university studies and achieve outstanding results in their studies at the school. The school has a 55-year history of graduates being successfully placed in universities, TAFE colleges, traineeships and apprenticeships. Mount Lawley’s emphasis on academic excellence is reflected in the number of students gaining statewide academic awards each year. It is a multi-cultural and diverse school with students speaking over 40 languages and hailing from over 70 nationalities. It is also a school where students respect difference and treat their peers with tolerance and respect.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Mount Lawley offers ESL/EAD courses from Years 10 to 12. These courses are strongly recommended to international students who do not speak English competently. This subject may be taken as an examination subject for university entrance. Students may attend the intensive English Centre at Morley's Senior High School and then transfer to Mt Lawley for their mainstream studies.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The Mount Lawley Student Services team works to ensure a caring and supportive environment considers the individual needs of each student. It includes a psychologist, nurse, career education advisor, reading resource teacher and year coordinators. The school recognises the importance of providing individual academic and social support to international students. This is an important role of the co-ordinator.

Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian and Italian (Years 8 – 12).

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Music (Years 11 – 12) provides specialist tuition in jazz and classical music to talented students. Applicants are auditioned by WAAPA staff.

• Languages (Years (8 – 12) provides students with access to studies in five language areas.

• Special Visual and Performing Arts (Years 8 – 10) provides focused study in the areas of music, media, visual arts and drama.


The ethos of Narrogin Senior High School reflects its rural location. Country values are held in high regard; an emphasis on the family, a focus on community, a spirit of self-reliance, a valuing of tradition and a determination to progress.

NARROGIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Tim Martin INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Tim Martin, Mr Steve Lally NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 650 ADDRESS: Gray Street, Narrogin, Western Australia 6312 PHONE: +61 8 9881 9300 FAX: +61 8 9881 2170 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: boarding facilities are available at Narrogin senoir high school.



Narrogin Senior High School is situated in the heart of Western Australia’s richest agricultural area. Narrogin is a major service and educational centre about two hours’ drive, 200 km, south west of Perth.

Narrogin Senior High School welcomes international students. The school regularly hosts groups of students who visit for intensive English language programs and exchange students from all over the world. It is also the venue for many international touring sporting teams.

The imposing two storey structure of the school has pride of place in the town and has been built on the highest point in the district. On one side are extensive views over the town and on the other the clean, wide-open spaces of the farmlands. The town has a large regional hospital and very good medical services. Its varied community services include a library, art gallery and theatre, and it has excellent recreational facilities which include a heated swimming pool, an Olympic sized swimming pool, a gymnasium, basketball, netball and squash courts, and a world class synthetic hockey surface. The town is well serviced by super markets and a number of variety stores.

Narrogin is proud to be associated with one of Australia’s leading residential colleges. Narrogin Residential College is home to nearly 200 students and works closely with the school to ensure that students from remote locations are well provided for and encouraged both in their personal and social development and in their educational endeavours. Full board, (which includes all meals, cleaning, laundry, bedding and connections to public transport) is available at $AU9400 per annum. Accommodation is available during school terms however, the college is able to provide supplementary accommodation during holidays and closed weekends. The residential college supplements the school’s educational program with structured study time, regular access to tutors for personal


academic tuition and specialist facilities for computing and music.

The residential college provides students with living and sleeping conditions that are among the best to be found anywhere. Students have private, individual living spaces, widespread access to the internet and the opportunity to use first class recreational resources. Narrogin has a wide ranging educational program, with students able to choose subjects which match their abilities

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE The school is able to provide intensive support for groups of students as the needs arise. Courses are offered to groups that come to the school specifically to develop English language skills or as part of a more general immersion program. Additionally a number of teachers are available locally, and can provide small group or individual tuition to students.

and aspirations. Students can choose subjects from academic, vocational, cultural and technological areas. The school boasts first rate facilities in computer technology, the arts and home economics. Students enjoy favoured access to the hockey and other facilities of the Regional Recreation Centre and to the Narrogin Airport which provides easy access to the landing strip itself and to planes in which students learn to fly. For its cricket program the school has developed a number of practice wickets and a turf playing wicket. Students interested in subjects such as catering, business and office administration and information processing have access to the facilities of the CY O’Connor TAFE College. Opportunities to participate in cadets, leadership courses, public speaking and debating are made available to all students as extra-curricula activities. Students who graduate from Narrogin can take up places in one of the five Perth universities or move on to further education at technical or business institutions enrolling in many different courses in different locations. Students from Narrogin have gone on to achieve distinction in a number of areas. The school has seen its graduates succeed as Olympic representatives, international airline pilots, neurologists, doctors and other medical practitioners, engineers with major companies, university lecturers, the armed services, sporting identities, teachers, accountants and businessmen

LANGUAGES TAUGHT The school teaches courses in Indonesian or French to all students in years 8, 9 & 10. For interested students in these years an extension program is also available.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• The Sporting Academies in Hockey, Netball and Cricket (years 8 – 12).

• The Academic Extension and Science Extension program(s) (years 8 – 10) are provided to students based on their ability and interest. For these courses there is a nomination and selection process involving teacher recommendation and academic records.

• Applied Information Technology (years 11 – 12) incorporating Desktop publishing, is a high level course open to interested students and focuses on skill and creative development consistent with commercial production standards.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES A highly integrated pastoral care system maximises support for students living away from home. Year Leaders, supervisors, the chaplain, the psychologist, the nurse and other staff meet regularly to ensure that student needs are catered for. The school has developed an array of activities and programs to enable students to become quickly integrated into school life, and to achieve their academic optimum. These programs range from wilderness programs to examination preparation courses, from school socials to special course review activities, from individual counselling to lectures on post school options.

For older students the school provides courses on an occasional basis in response to student’s request or it enables students to access the courses provided by the School of Distance Education. A number of students pursue studies in languages such as Japanese through the School of Isolated and Distance Education.


North Lake Senior Campus is committed to fostering the pursuit of knowledge, and to the achievement of potential acceptance and respect of self, respect and concern for others and their rights, social and civic responsibility, and environmental responsibility.

NORTH LAKE SENIOR CAMPUS PRINCIPAL: Mrs Mary Margetts INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mrs Sue Denham NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 450 ADDRESS: 188 Winterfold Road, Kardinya, Western Australia 6163 PHONE: +61 8 9314 0444 FAX: +61 8 9337 8489 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: North Lake Senior Campus only enrols senior students.

LOCATION North Lake Senior Campus is located in the attractive residential suburb of Kardinya. The campus is 15 minutes east of the city centre of Fremantle. It is a few minutes away from Murdoch University and the major suburban shopping centre of Garden City which has cinemas, food halls, and all major retail outlets. The campus is located on the circular bus route that provides access to Perth, Fremantle and many suburbs south of Perth.

DESCRIPTION North Lake is a school providing Year 11 and 12 courses to a diverse group of young students and adults. The campus specializes in preparing students for university entrance and also offers a range of vocational subjects. Students may choose from a smorgasbord of courses to suit their individual needs, interests and aspirations. North Lake offers small class sizes and a sophisticated, mature learning environment. Families in 61

the area are happy to host international students and the school has enrolled international students from countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Students may also enrol at North Lake Senior Campus in second semester. This gives students extra preparation before entering full year courses in Years 11 and 12. The buildings and resources of North Lake are of a high quality and they are extremely well maintained. The attractive grounds are surrounded by bushland, and facilities available to students include a cafeteria, a well resourced library, a fully equipped gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a media/photography centre which includes an FM radio station, and modern educational facilities in all teaching programs. Students also have access to the library and facilities of nearby Murdoch University.

Vocational programs in hospitality and tourism, design and technology, automotive, metals and wood fabrication have a strong reputation for preparing well qualified graduates. North Lake has a record of good results in both tertiary entrance and wholly school assessed subjects. Graduates go to either University, TAFE colleges or the work force. Many former students have won scholarships to Notre Dame University.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE North Lake has an onsite Intensive English Centre that addresses the needs of students for whom English is not their first language. A high level of english competence is required for successful study in Years 11 and 12. International students often benefit from spending 12 months in the Intensive English Centre, strengthening their skills in English and learning the language necessary to study other subjects such as maths, science and IT in the mainstream. The English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) course in Years 11 and 12 is suited to International students. In addition, students who require English language support teachers from the Intensive English Centre to support them in the classroom.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The well-being of each student is supported by extensive academic, career and social guidance. The Careers Advice Centre is manned full time and trained student advisors provide pastoral support in conjunction with the campus psychologist, student liaison officer, nurse, study skills coordinator and youth worker. A student support coordinator is responsible for the social well-being of the students. Extensive feedback is provided to students and families about student achievement. The campus has established a mentor system where teachers are assigned to a small group of students and give individual support and advice to them. International students are extremely welcome members of the campus community and have the support of an international student coordinator who keeps in close touch with international students and arranges regular meetings with students, agents and home stay carers.

This is another way North Lake strives to meet the needs of international students as they prepare for university or TAFE programs.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures. Vocational Education and Training programs in Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Aged Care and Industrial Studies enable students to gain credit for TAFE courses and to develop workplace skills.


Padbury Senior High School is committed to a learning environment that encourages students to pursue excellence in developing their individual interests and aspirations.

PADBURY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Trevor Drinkwater INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Charles Coffman NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 360 ADDRESS: 33 Giles Avenue, Padbury, Western Australia 6025 PHONE: +61 8 9402 6100 FAX: +61 8 9307 3155 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Padbury Senior High School is located in a prime position near the beautiful Western Australian coastline and Hillary’s Boat Harbour. It is close to the satellite city of Joondalup which includes a campus of Edith Cowan University, a hospital and shopping precincts with cinemas, food halls and major retail outlets. Padbury has easy access to bus and rail routes and is 20 minutes from the Perth city centre.

DESCRIPTION Built on 11.85 hectares of land, Padbury’s delightful buildings are nestled among trees and overlook extensive green playing fields. Its award winning architectural design is based on a number of learning hubs to allow for flexible teaching and learning. The modern, clean, attractive buildings include specialist facilities in home economics, design and technology, business education, and physical education. Arts facilities include an impressive modern theatre with retractable seating, a green room, a purpose-built visual arts centre, a purpose built music


room with a keyboard laboratory, two fully equipped art studios, and an art gallery with professional lighting. Sport facilities include two ovals, cricket nets, a gymnasium and tennis and basketball courts. Students have access to the school’s learning technology centre which is equipped with a high resolution scanner, digital video camera and CD writers. The pastoral care program at Padbury is outstanding and the school community is experienced in successfully providing support to international students from countries such as England, Japan, Zimbabwe and Germany. The school has exchange programs to its sister school in Japan. Marine studies in science is popular and successful at Padbury Senior High School. The school makes use of four classrooms: a traditional science classroom, an aquarium room, a crystal pool room and the ocean at the school’s doorstep. Students at Padbury enjoy co-curricular activities, playing a variety of sports and participating in music, drama and dance productions.

Successful graduates gain places at universities throughout Australia in fields such as commerce, communications, engineering, marine sciences, sport management and nursing. Padbury students are also successful in gaining places in TAFE courses such as community services, health and education, dental hygiene, electrotechnology, information technology, film and television, and sport, recreation and tourism.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Marine Studies (Years 8 – 12) is incorporated into the science program. The school uses facilities at Hillarys Boat Harbour and the expertise of Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Students in the program have the option of completing a recognised SCUBA course. Entrance to this program is by interview and written application.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Pastoral care is a priority at Padbury and a number of initiatives have been put in place to give students individual assistance in maximising their learning. All new students coming into the school are partnered with existing students to help them assimilate into the community, and the school is proud of its Year 12 mentoring program where individual staff members closely monitor the progress and wellbeing of a small group of Year 12 students. Year coordinators, located in the pastoral care centre, provide an advisory and support service for students and their parents. In addition, a student services team consisting of the principal, deputy principals, student services program coordinator, nurse, psychologist and learning assistance coordinator, provides direct support for individual students.

• Integrated Arts (Years 8 – 10) gives students extra curricular opportunities to further extend their art skills in the disciplines of drama, dance, music and visual arts. Selection is based on audition and/or portfolio.

• Academic Excellence (Years 8 – 10) is designed to meet the needs of students identified as academically gifted and talented in the humanities, maths and science.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Padbury has staff members qualified to teach English as a Second Language who are able to give assistance to students from non-English speaking backgrounds.


Rockingham Senior High School is a well-established and resourced school that offers our students a comprehensive and caring secondary education. We offer an excellent academic program that allows each student to extend their learning in a variety of specialist areas in both lower and upper secondary school.

ROCKINGHAM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms Kerry Chipchase INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Mr Graham Hunter NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 950 ADDRESS: Read Street, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168 PHONE: +61 8 9527 0300 FAX: +61 8 9528 3770 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Rockingham Senior High School is set in tranquil grounds approximately 35 kilometres south of Perth. Rockingham is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful expanses of safe beaches, water sports, and environmental parks. The city fronts onto the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound – Garden Island, Penguin Island and Seal Island are very close by. Rockingham is renowned as an aquatic playground, and a whole host of waterrelated activities are available in a relaxed holiday atmosphere with fun and excitement for everyone.

DESCRIPTION Rockingham has a long tradition of supporting students and their families through our exemplarily recognised approach to pastoral care. The school has a committed, specialised and highly motivated staff that believe in and promote our school vision and this greatly enhances our school’s capacity to support our students in their pursuit for excellence.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to work in partnership with school staff to ensure students are provided excellent role models who encourage, educate and demonstrate how to develop the

resilience, aptitude and strength of character which will enable them to improve in all aspects of their high school lives. At Rockingham our teaching staff plan, deliver and assess engaging, challenging and rewarding academic programs across all subject areas. Our unique and innovative Accelerated Curriculum Extension (ACE) program is aimed at students who have a demonstrated above average ability across Mathematics, English, Science and the humanities. This highly competitive and extremely popular program is an educational pathway which may articulate into direct entry into university at the conclusion of Year 12 studies. Rockingham is a member of the Peron Alliance, Curriculum and Teaching (PACT). Throughout the PACT alliance, Rockingham has developed strategic approach to increasing course offerings for our students, which lead to direct entry into University. We are currently recognised by the Department of Education as holding specialist status in the delivery of a Maritime, Basketball, Cricket and Netball program. In addition, we offer our students at RSHS the opportunity to enrol into a specialised Rugby program.

Our school’s commitment to ensuring students continue to develop

• Maritime Studies (Years 8 – 12) is an endorsed program

a sense of belonging and identity through our very successful

and as the only maritime studies program of its type in

sub-school structure. Students and school staff build long term effective relationships over the very important 5 year senior high school educational journey.

the nation, is the model for other maritime studies courses nationally.

Rockingham has strong links with schools in both Japan and Malaysia and boasts an experienced English as a Second Language trained teacher so that students' English and language needs will be well catered for. Rockingham has also developed and maintained strong links to Challenger TAFE and Murdoch University (both on our doorstep) as well as a distinguished history of industry Partnerships “Global Best School” which ultimately either employ or further educate our graduates. We have a focus on flexibility in learning and are recognised as being a ‘best practice’ school in our senior schooling approaches and employment pathways. We can also offer your student opportunities in cadet units, either Navy Cadets at TS ANZAC, or State Emergency Service Cadets at the school. Both develop the leadership potential in your student as well as giving them great opportunities to foster new friendships.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Japanese and Spanish (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international fee paying students. Interested students should contact the school for information regarding application procedures.

• Cricket (Years 8 – 12) is an endorsed program which has close ties to the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) under the tutelage of Level 2 accredited coaches.

• Basketball (Years 8 – 12) is an endorsed program which is well renowned as one of the best in the state, coached by an experienced State Basketball League coach.

• Netball (Years 8 – 12) is an endorsed program which has covered itself in glory by winning the first national championship it entered into. This program has close links to the Perth Orioles, the Western Australian state netball team.

• Vocational Education & Training Courses: Rockingham offers four highly specialised programs which are: Pathway to Nursing, Pathway to Teaching, Pathway to Trades and Pathway to Business. Each program is a recognised certificate course and leads students into TAFE, employment or university entry.

• WACE Courses: Students have a wide range of subjects available to study to achieve tertiary entrance or employment.

• Kwinana in Education Partnership program offers our school tertiary, business and industry experiences to students such as work experience.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Rockingham has staff specifically trained in teaching English as a Second Language who can support students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The well-being of each student is supported by extensive academic, career and social guidance. Trained student advisors provide pastoral support in conjunction with the campus psychologist, student liaison officer, nurse, study skills coordinator and youth workers. A student support coordinator is responsible for the social well-being of the students. Extensive feedback is provided to students and families about student achievement. International students are extremely welcome members of the campus community and have the support of an international student coordinator who keeps in close touch with international students and arranges regular meetings with students, agents and homestay carers. 66

As a College we endeavour to empower our students through their engagement in education and training so they fulfil their own educational, career and social expectations and participate positively in Australian society.

SEVENOAKS SENIOR COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Kathleen Patridge INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Kath Murray NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 567 ADDRESS: 275 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington, WA 6107 PHONE: +61 8 9356 4900 FAX: +61 8 9258 5918 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Note: Sevenoaks Senior College only enrols senior students

LOCATION Sevenoaks Senior College is located 10 kilometres from Perth and directly opposite Cannington train station. The public transport system has rail and bus options which take as little as ten minutes from Perth train station. Sevenoaks is a 5 minute walk to a major shopping mall.

DESCRIPTION Sevenoaks is a senior secondary college. Our students are between 16 and 20 years old and we regard them as young adults. The attractive campus is ten years old and has the appearance of a modern workplace. Our state of the art facilities create a pleasant and professional working environment for students and teachers. It is here that the Sevenoaks International Centre is situated. We have opened our college to international students and offer them an assured pathway to university or TAFE entry. This assurance is based on a highly supportive English language program, a wide range of general courses and individual and small group tutoring in our International Students’ Centre.


Our caring and flexible learning environment provides international students with a safe, enjoyable and sociable learning experience while preparing for tertiary studies. We have an International Students’ Centre with the latest computer technology, tutorial assistance and a relaxation area where students can meet with each other during study breaks to share experiences or catch up with homework. Our broad range of course selections means that international students will have the opportunity to study pre-requisite subjects and develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in the university or TAFE courses to which they gain entry. We have three levels from which to choose depending on students’ previous educational experience and competency with English and their tertiary goals. Our strong links with West Australian universities enable us to promise that all students who successfully complete the WAUPP and achieve the appropriate english language levels at Sevenoaks will gain direct access to university courses, including university bridging programs when extra preparation is deemed appropriate. Some students may choose to move on to one of Western Australia’s excellent TAFE Colleges for a vocationally oriented course.

Our students represent over 40 different cultural and language

Program and includes English Language and Australian Cultural

groups and we have customised our learning environment to

Studies and a number of appropriate academic subjects.

make all students and their parents feel welcome and supported. For many of our students this means studying English as an Alternative Language/Dialect or preliminary English Language Support programs run by fully qualified staff. We are proud of our nationally recognised harmonious learning community where all cultures are respected and valued.

Students with a higher level of English competency can come in at the Year Eleven or Year Twelve level.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Japanese and Spanish (Years 8 – 12)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS • Vocational Education - We offer an extensive range of subject choices from vocationally oriented courses run from our new industry level Trade Training Centre to a full suite of academic courses in preparation for university entrance. With 100% graduation in 2009 the vast majority of our graduating students move on to TAFE or University courses while the remainder enter the work force. We have close links with all Western Australian universities ratified by Memoranda of Agreement.

• Dance - The Sevenoaks Dance Academy is popular with our students and covers a wide selection of dance styles from flamenco to jazz ballet and hip hop. Our numerous boys and girls sporting teams have benefited greatly from the contribution of international students and each team is a “united nations” group of friends.

• Year 11 Bridging course - For students whose English language competency is still developing, we offer a four month Bridging to Year Eleven course with intensive English leading to a Year Eleven consisting of English as an Additional Language/Dialect and a streamed academic course including Mathematics, Science and a fourth subject selected from a number on offer. The final Year 12 is the West Australian Universities Preparation

• Golf - Leisure and physical fitness are catered for with our Sevenoaks Golf Academy hosted by one of our finest public golf courses nearby. Set in bushland where native plants and animals flourish, the Whaleback Golf Course provides outstanding training facilities and welcomes Sevenoaks students.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Our International Students’ Common Room is a comfortable place for students to study, receive individual tutoring or just to relax between classes. All classrooms have the latest in computer technology. Most of our courses are supported through an online learning system where course materials are available twenty four hours a day from any internet access point. International students have special support teachers who make sure they are managing the challenges of studying in a different country and language. Our Careers Advisors guide students in deciding on a career goal, enrolling in the right courses and applying for entry to the appropriate university programs. They also provide information about scholarships and student visa requirements. As part of our excellent pastoral care program, our college employs a number of support professionals, youth workers, a psychologist and a school nurse to ensure that each student has access to a full range of services if they have trouble adapting to living away from home. Sevenoaks International Student Centre guarantees each student a complete program providing academic and English Language education and physical and emotional well being.


Wanneroo Senior High School is committed to caring and excellence. The school’s priorities are to provide curriculum appropriate to students needs, to provide students and staff with a safe and caring environment, to improve student access to learning technologies, and to ensure all students are able to communicate in English.


LOCATION Wanneroo Senior High School is located in a serene setting 24 kms north of Perth city in the rural urban fringe. It is close to community facilities, a swimming pool and sporting ovals. It is also close to the satellite city of Joondalup, which includes an education precinct including Edith Cowan University, West Coast TAFE and the Police Academy.

DESCRIPTION Wanneroo is an open area flexible design school set out in faculties. The campus has just undergone a significant modernisation of its facilities. Every faculty building now has at its centre a computer hub and activity area. This enables information technology to be fully integrated into all teaching and learning programs. The Science Laboratories and Food Production kitchens have been completely refitted to a 21st century standard.


The school has a new dance studio, music rooms and recording studio together with a Theatre, the home to the Specialist Performing Arts program.

The modern visual arts centre caters for painting, computer generated graphic design, ceramics, print making and three dimensional work. In the area of sport facilities, the school has a well equipped gymnasium, basketball, tennis and netball courts, two ovals for soccer and football and a hockey/cricket pitch. Native gardens with a rock pool and numerous trees and brick paving make for a peaceful learning environment. The school has a proud history of excellent academic results and as well as offering a wide range of university entrance courses, Wanneroo Senior High School caters for students interested in photography, furniture design, technology, food production and metals technology. The school has established close connections with the nearby Joondalup campus of Edith Cowan University and West Coast TAFE and students have the opportunity to use the facilities at these institutions. The school is particularly proud of the success of its languages program, offering both Italian and Japanese.


in Japan and yearly exchange visits.

Italian and Japanese (Years 8 – 12) •

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.

• Specialist Program in the Performing Arts •

Instrumental Music Program and School Band.

Strong dance and drama programs.

Regular drama and dance productions.

• Specialist Program in Australian Rules Football • Participation in a wide range of sporting activities and competitions:•

Involvement in Lightning Carnivals for Lower School

Interschool sporting teams:- football, equestrian, soccer, rugby, basketball, netball & cricket

athletics and swimming teams.

A sister-school relationship with Miki Senior High School

Regular exchange visits with Italy.

• Annual Art exhibition. • Host school to many international exchange students. • Vocational Education Programs in Business and Information Technology.

• Joondalup Campus catering for students engaged in TAFE, school and work experience.

• Links to industry through Vocational Education Training Programs.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Senior School: The course English as an Additional Language/ Dialect (EALD) is offered to University Entrance Level. Lower School: The subject English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered to students in addition to the mainstream English classes to assist students in gaining a high level of competency in the English Language.

• Academic enrichment programs •

Academic Extension Classes in year 8 to 10. A well developed program for developing and extending talented students.

Extra curricular theatre visits for Literature, Dance and Drama.

Participation in state and national mathematics and science competitions.

Mentoring program through the Australian Business Community Network.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The Liaison Support Officer meets daily with the students and their form teachers and has regular progress meetings with each child. The student Services team, lead by the Deputy Principals includes a manager, year coordinators, a psychologist, a nurse and a chaplain and provides caring and expert support to the students.

• A vibrant languages program in Japanese and Italian. Including:


Warnbro Community High School offers a comprehensive and challenging curriculum and a safe and supportive learning environment. The staff and students enjoy positive relationships, reflecting the school motto “I am because we are”. Exchange students and international students are made welcome by the school community and always give positive feedback on their experiences at the school. Students can access courses to meet their needs and interests and enjoy modern facilities. The community is committed to developing social responsibility and a caring attitude towards society.

WARNBRO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Syd Parke INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Anne Sutherland NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1200 ADDRESS: 2 Swallowtail Parade, Warnbro, Western Australia 6169 PHONE: +61 8 9593 4055 FAX: +61 8 9593 4299 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Warnbro Community High School is situated 50 kilometers south of Perth city centre close to magnificent coastal scenery and safe, sandy beaches and is well serviced by the new Mandurah railway. Residents of the area enjoy recreational activities such as crabbing, fishing, water skiing and surfing. The school is close to the Rockingham City shopping centre with its major department stores, and to the nearby cinemas, cafes and restaurants of Rockingham.



Warnbro is entering an exciting era. Established long enough to have established processes and traditions and a stable staff, but is still new enough to have superb and modern teaching facilities (built in 3 stages between 1996 and 2005).

A comprehensive curriculum is on offer at Warnbro. The school caters for all academic abilities, offering preparation for high level university courses, pathways to technical and trade careers and a wonderfully supportive Education Support Centre. In Middle School (Years 8 and 9), the successful introduction of Approved Specialist Programs in Creative Arts and Adventure Recreation and the anticipated introduction of Advanced Technology and Design, ensure a wide range of student interests are catered for in an environment that both supports and challenges each individual student. The school’s specialist and special interest programs reflect areas of particular excellence. Warnbro offers an impressive array of Senior School courses (Years 10 to 12) that cater for students bound for University, TAFE or immediate entry to the workforce. A range of flexible

arrangements are in place that provide students with the right combination of school-based, training-based and work-based learning to meet their needs. Teaching facilities include a purpose-built technology centre which is of university standard, an engineering block, a lecture theatre, theatres for dance and drama performances, hospitality facilities and a gymnasium. In addition, the school supports a shared public library on site and has access to an adjoining aquatic leisure and fitness centre. Students with an interest in swimming can join the school’s swim club that is based at this aquatic centre.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS Sixty students from Years 8 to 12 participate in the co- curricular Bushranger Conservation and Land Management Cadet program. They study the local environment and use the facilities at the Rockingham environmental centre. Cadets also attend camps to study the environment in other areas of the state. Warnbro enjoys partnerships with a range of agencies that are able to support and provide additional opportunities for students. The school has established close connections with Challenger Institute of Technology, Rockingham Campus, Murdoch University (especially the Rockingham campus) and UWA. In addition, Minter Ellison (a large international law firm) provide a range of opportunities for Warnbro students and even provide two $5,000 scholarships to support students wishing to undertake Law or Legal Studies at Murdoch University. Several large industrial companies acknowledge the excellent standards achieved by Warnbro students and at the end of Year 12 provide high level employment opportunities.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Warnbro is keen to embrace international students. We see the mutual benefit our international students bring to our school and this ensures a warm welcome from staff. Our students are particularly supportive of overseas students. Strong pastoral care arrangements are a feature of Warnbro CHS and our international students have the support of two Student Services Coordinators, a full time Nurse, a Chaplain, a Psychologist and a Year Coordinator. The Middle School Learning Team structure maximizes pastoral care while at the same time providing an academically stimulating environment. Warnbro students are also supported by a well resourced “Future Links” facility. Staff in “Future Links” provide careers counseling, arrange workplace learning and tailor combinations of school, work and training to meet the needs of individual students. Students are able to complete a broad range of trade qualifications either at the school or by arrangement with external providers. The school prides itself in designing programs of study to suit the individual needs of students. The school has successfully hosted exchange students from all over the world, from countries such as Argentina, Denmark, Germany and Japan.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT Indonesian is taught at the school from year 8 to year 10 and students that wish to further their studies can do so by using facilities at the school to access the services of the School of Isolated and Distant Education (SIDE). 72

Woodvale offers a complete range of courses for all years. Facilities are of a high standard and a number of special programs are offered. Personal contact is an important feature of the school. Students will be able to closely identify with various members of the staff via the system of contact classes and the house system.

WOODVALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr Paul Leech ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL: International Program – Mr Paul Housley INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATOR: Ms Carmel Agnello NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1500 ADDRESS: 110 Woodvale Drive, Woodvale Western Australia, 6026 PHONE: +61 8 9309 0808 FAX: +61 8 9309 3394 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

LOCATION Woodvale Senior High School is situated in the attractive northwest costal corridor of Perth. It is set adjacent to vast natural park and lake lands, as well as being located only ten minutes from the coast. It is also close to an extensive train and bus system that particularly allows easy access to Perth and the City of Joondalup.



Woodvale opened in 1985 and has grown in reputation as a school that effectively caters for the wide range of needs of its students. The school facilities are modern and well equipped and are set in large, picturesque grounds. Woodvale is a technology focus school, using information technology for curriculum delivery across all areas in several purposely built computer laboratories. The campus wide information technology network provides a wide range of digital media capabilities and professional level software, comparing favourably with the best equipped schools in the nation. The sport and theatre facilities

are also comprehensive and extensively used by the school community. Woodvale has three new impressive facilities: a well equipped Music Centre; an large Sport Centre and a Hospitality Trade Training Centre which houses a new restaurant and commercial kitchen for hospitality industry training purposes. Other key school facilities are being refurbished, including for an already impressive library. Woodvale has a school relationship with Aboshi High School in Japan, which has resulted in regular mutually beneficial exchange visits. In 2006, as a result of local government invitation, established a sister school relationship with Jinan Number 9, in Shandong Province, China and there have been yearly exchange visits. The sister school in Jinan is part of the City of Joondalup government’s a Sister City partnership with Jinan, and as such, the school enjoys close connections with a variety of education institutions in the vicinity. In 2010 the school also established a sister school relationship with Shaghai Luwon SHS.

Since being awarded international school status in 2006, the school has implemented changes to cater for the academic, social and emotional needs of international students. There are now a range of comprehensive systems in place to enhance

SPECIAL PROGRAMS These programs are available to international students.

• Academic Extension (Years 8 – 10) is an in-house program

relationships between international students, local students and

which receives excellent community support. Its main aim is

staff, and to improve academic performance.

to allow top students to achieve their potential.

Academically, Woodvale students perform significantly above

• Basketball Program (Years 8-12) aims to develop skills,

the state average and the school regularly receives awards in recognition of being one of the top public schools in WA which has been officially recognised by the State Education Minister. It is common for the school to gain 100% English Language Competence for our Year 12s as well as 100% graduation. Woodvale consistently has students who excel in the Tertiary Entrance Exam and Wholly School Assessed subjects, and has achieved Subject Exhibition Awards (top student in state), Certificates of Distinction (top 0.5% of state) and students have been awarded Certificate of Excellence (at least 10 ‘A’ grades). Woodvale is also regularly in the top 10 schools in the state for a variety of subjects. The school’s National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy test results are consistently above the national average. The school's size allows it the flexibility

attitudes and knowledge in students that will enable them to compete successfully at the highest levels.

to offer a particularly extensive list of special programs as well as courses that are wholly school assessed or tertiary entrance scored. This has led graduates to enter the workforce or continue their studies at TAFE or university and to achieve career paths into a large cross section of fields. Woodvale SHS has recently again been judged one of the best schools in the state in terms of students being offered their first perference of university courses.

LANGUAGES TAUGHT The school’s ‘Access Asia’ focus has resulted in it being one of Western Australia’s new language centres. All Year 8 students study a language and the school offers Japanese and Mandarin Courses to Years 8-12. Woodvale SHS is one of the few official ‘Confucius Classroom Schools’. Through sponsorship from the Confucius Institute’s Headquarters in Beijing and the Western Australian Department of Education, the school runs the courses and has authentic Mandarin speaking teachers visiting from China to support the school’s Mandarin teachers. Assistance is also provided by WA’s Confucius Institute.

• Soccer Program (Years 8 – 12) offers the only Department of Education and Training approved Specialist Soccer Program located in the northern suburbs of Perth. It commenced in 2000 and caters for both genders, with classes for boys and girls in all years. It has won three state finals in the last four years.

• Music (Years 8 – 12) is well established and sees 20% of the student population participating in an instrumental program. There is a variety of bands and a range of instruments played.

• Instep (Years 11 – 12) offers a once a week work placement and school curriculum with a career focus in a range of fields.

• Vocational Education and Training (Years 11 – 12) offers a popular Animal Studies Course.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Woodvale offers ongoing ESL support when students are in mainstream classes. The school also runs the university recognised English as a Secondary Language/Dialect Course for Year 11 and Year 12 students.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The school has a large, experienced student support team. Every member of the team works on a full time basis and meets regularly to provide comprehensive pastoral care for all students. The International Students Coordinator monitors the progress of international students and keeps regular contact with the, school administration, the student services team, teachers, families, agents and home stay carers.





Applecross Senior High School

19 to 20

Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70

Carine Senior High School

23 to 24

Warnbro Community High School

71 to 72

Churchlands Senior High School

25 to 26

Como Senior College

27 to 28

Ellenbrook Secondary College

31 to 32

Greenwood Senior High School

33 to 34

John Curtin College of the Arts

35 to 36

John Forrest Senior High School

37 to 38

Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40


Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42

Leeming Senior High School

43 to 44

Lesmurdie Senior High School

47 to 48

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

Morley Senior High School

55 to 56

Narrogin Senior High School

59 to 60

Padbury Senior High School

63 to 64

Balcatta Senior High School Greenwood Senior High School John Curtin College of the Arts Kalamunda Senior High School Morley Senior High School Padbury Senior High School Sevenoaks Senior College

21 33 35 39 51 63 67

Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70

Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70

Woodvale Senior High School

73 to 74


41 to 42

ATHLETICS Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42


CRICKET John Forrest Senior High School Kent Street Senior High School Narrogin Senior High School

37 to 38 69 to 70 59 to 60

Rockingham Senior High School

65 to 66

35 to 36

Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40

Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42

Morley Senior High School

55 to 56

Mount Lawley Senior High School

57 to 58

Padbury Senior High School

63 to 64


Kent Street Senior High School

69 to 70

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54


Morley Senior High School

55 to 56

Kent Street Senior High School

Narrogin Senior High School

59 to 60

Warnbro Community High School

69 to 70

65 to 66

Woodvale Senior High School

73 to 74

BUSINESS Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70


37 to 38

Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42

22 34 36 40 52 64 68

John Curtin College of the Arts

33 to 34

Rockingham Senior High School

to to to to to to to


Greenwood Senior High School




Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42

69 to 70

FOOTBALL/SOCCER Balcatta Senior High School John Curtin College of the Arts Kelmscott Senior High School Morley Senior High School

21 35 41 55

to to to to

22 36 42 56

Woodvale Senior High School

73 to 74

GOLF Como Senior College

27 to 28

Sevenoaks Senior College

67 to 68

HOCKEY Como Senior College

27 to 28

Narrogin Senior High School

59 to 60


HOSPITALITY North Lake Senior Campus


ROWING 61 to 62


Leeming Senior High School

45 to 46


Padbury Senior High School

63 to 64

Rockingham Senior High School

65 to 66

Warnbro Community High School

71 to 72

MULTIMEDIA AND DESIGN Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

Morley Senior High School

55 to 56

Mount Lawley Senior High School

57 to 58

Warnbro Community High School

71 to 72


Leeming Senior High School

45 to 46

SWIMMING Churchlands Senior High School

25 to 26

Warnbro Community High School

71 to 72

TAFE COURSES Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

29 to 30

Greenwood Senior High School

33 to 34

John Forrest Senior High School

37 to 38

Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40

Applecross Senior High School

19 to 20

Manea College

51 to 52

Carine Senior High School

23 to 24

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

Churchlands Senior High School

25 to 26

North Lake Senior Campus

61 to 62

Como Senior College

27 to 28

Rockingham Senior High School

65 to 66

Ellenbrook Secondary College

31 to 32

Sevenoaks Senior College

67 to 68

Greenwood Senior High School

33 to 34

Warnbro Community High School

65 to 66

John Curtin College of the Arts

35 to 36

Woodvale Senior High School

67 to 68

John Forrest Senior High School

37 to 38

Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40

Kelmscott Senior High School

41 to 42

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

Morley Senior High School

55 to 56

TENNIS Applecross Senior High School

19 to 20

John Forrest Senior High School

37 to 38

Kent Street Senior High School

69 to 70

Mount Lawley Senior High School

57 to 58


Padbury Senior High School

63 to 64

Mandurah Senior Campus

49 to 50

Woodvale Senior High School

73 to 74

Manea College

51 to 52

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

North Lake Senior Campus

61 to 62

Sevenoaks Senior College

67 to 68

Warnbro Community High School

71 to 72

NETBALL John Forrest Senior High School

37 to 38

Melville Senior High School

53 to 54

Narrogin Senior High School

59 to 70

Rockingham Senior High School

65 to 66

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40


VISUAL ARTS Balcatta Senior High School

21 to 22

John Curtin College of the Arts

35 to 36

Kalamunda Senior High School

39 to 40

Mount Lawley Senior High School

57 to 58

John Curtin College of the Arts

35 to 36

Padbury Senior High School

63 to 64

Leeming Senior High School

45 to 46

Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70

Mount Lawley Senior High School

57 to 58

Narrogin Senior High School

59 to 60

Wanneroo Senior High School

69 to 70

VOLLEYBALL Greenwood Senior High School

33 to 34


UNDERAGE POLICY PURPOSE / SCOPE The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education & Training to Overseas students was introduced in 2007. As a result of this legislation an Education & Training International “UNDER AGE” Policy has been developed to meet the requirements outlined in Standard 5 of the National Code. The purpose of this policy is to highlight the key aspects or occasions that require additional attention when dealing with younger students.


a duty imposed by the law to take care to minimise the risk of harm to another

Younger Student:

a person under the age of 18 years


a person with legal position of mother or father


refers to a person who is entrusted by law with the care of a minor

Blood Relative:

refers to a person who is related to another by birth. (Parents, grandparents, brother, sister, aunt, uncle…)


Department of Immigration and Citizenship


The Provider Registration and International Students Management System


Education & Training International

POLICY PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS Students enrolling into a Government Primary School must be accompanied with a parent or blood relative over the age of 21 for the duration of their studies. All welfare approval for these students will be made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. (DIAC) Primary School students wishing to apply for Welfare arrangements to be approved by ETI due to exceptional circumstances must apply in writing outlining the circumstance and details of the guardian whom the child will be accompanied with for the duration of their studies. These applications will be considered by ETI Executive and will only be approved by the Managing Director based on the Executive’s recommendation. The student will be notified in writing of the outcome. When a student has been granted approval, the guardian will be assessed by Talk about Tours and registered as an appropriate Homestay before any welfare letter will be issued for the student. Any costs associated with this process must be paid in full prior to arrival in Australia.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS/TAFE Option 1: Students enrolling into a Government Secondary School can nominate a blood relative over the age of 21to be their Guardian for the duration of their studies. All welfare approval for these students will be made by DIAC. Option 2: Education & Training International (ETI) can arrange an approved Homestay arrangement for the student. This will be facilitated by “Talk about Tours” and once an appropriate host family has been arranged, ETI will then issue the welfare letter for the student.


WELFARE RESPONSIBILITIES In the situation where ETI has taken on responsibility under the Migration Regulations for approving the accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements for a student who has the turned 18, ETI will: a) Nominate the dates for which ETI accepts responsibility for approving the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements using the DIAC pro forma letter available through PRISMS. b) Advise DIAC in writing of the approval using the DIAC pro forma letter through PRISMS. c) Have documented procedures for checking the suitability of the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements (Refer to Policy QA1004 MANAGEMENT OF ACCOMODATION). d) Advise DIAC immediately in the event that the student has changed his or her living arrangements or if ETI no longer approve of the arrangements for the student. This advice will be made using the DIAC pro forma letter through PRISMS.

MULTIPLE COURSE REGISTRATIONS In accepting overseas students under 18 years of age ETI approves all accommodation based on the recommendations of Talk about Tours. ETI is also the official point of contact for all overseas students and provides advice and guidance in support and general welfare services as requested.

TRANSFER, SUSPENSION OR CANCELATION OF ENROLMENT For students under 18 years of age where ETI have approved the student’s accommodation and provided support and general welfare advice they will be our responsibility until another registered provider has completed the appropriate DIAC pro forma letter ensuring the start date of their period of responsibility is recorded. This change in registered provider will not occur until the student has completed at least six months of their main course of study with ETI. In the event that a student under 18 years of age leaves Australia and no longer undertakes studies with us we will continue to monitor the student’s accommodation and current arrangements until they leave Australia, this will be for a period of seven days from cancellation of enrolment. This leave date will be recorded in the students file and we will report the change in enrolment (termination / suspension) to the Secretary of DEST through PRISMS. In the event that a student under 18 years of age has their enrolment suspended or cancelled we will continue to provide support and approval of welfare arrangements as required by DIAC (see web link DIAC will be notified so that any amendments or cancellation of the student visa can be undertaken by DIAC. In the event that a student under 18 years of age has their enrolment suspended or cancelled due to non approval of the students change in living arrangements, the student will be in breach of student visa condition 8532. Accordingly, ETI will notify DIAC so that any amendments or cancellation of the student visa can be undertaken.


REFUND POLICY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS [This refund policy is in accordance with the requirements set down by the Western Australian Department of Education Services, the registering authority].





Student’s application for a visa unsuccessful.

Before semester/education service commences.

Full refund (less maximum of $230 for administrative expenses).


Student with a visa withdraws.

More than 10 weeks before semester/ education service commences.

90% of a semesters fees paid.

more than 4 weeks and up to 10 weeks before semester/education service commences. Four weeks or less before semester/ education service commences for courses over 10 weeks.

70% of a semesters fees paid. 50% of a semesters fees paid. 40% of a semesters fees paid. No refund. No refund.

After semester/education service commences and during first four weeks. After the 4th week. For courses of 10 weeks or less duration If withdrawal is four weeks or less before the course commences or once the course commences. 3

If a provider withdraws offer, fails to provide program offered or terminates an education service.

Before or after education service commences.

Full refund.


If a provider withdraws a student from an education service because the student has seriously breached international student visa conditions or the provider’s rules or the offer has been given based on incorrect information.

After semester/education service commences.

No refund of the semesters fees and not less than 40% of fees applicable to a subsequent semester.*

*This applies to maximum of two semesters only. For example, a student who has paid for more than two semesters in advance and withdraws during semester 1 more than four weeks before the commencement of semester 2, would expect no refund of semester 1 fees, at least 40% of semester two fees and full refund of fees paid for any subsequent semester. Documentary evidence must be provided in support of a refund. This agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. 79

COMPLAINTS & APPEALS POLICY INFORMAL COMPLAINT If students have a complaint related to their course of study they should firstly try to resolve the problem by speaking with a staff member at their respective campus/school. The staff member will advise the student of the most appropriate way/person to resolve the problem.

FORMAL COMPLAINT A formal complaint should be written and is usually of a serious nature such as the way a student’s Course Progress was managed by the College/school. Students should lodge a formal complaint with the Principal for Schools. All students who lodge a formal complaint will be advised in writing of the decision which will include the reasons which led to the outcome. The student will receive the written response within 10 working days of initial lodgement of the complaint. Any actions resulting from the investigation of the complaint will be effected immediately. Students must continue attending classes during the complaints or appeals process. If students are not happy with the outcome issued from the school they can send their complaint to Manager Student Services & Compliance at Education & Training International for review. Feedback will be given to the student in 5 working days and then the Internal appeals process is complete. If students are not happy with the outcome of the internal appeal process they have the right to an external appeal.

EXTERNAL RIGHT OF COMPLAINT OR APPEAL If Students are not satisfied that ETI’s internal complaint and appeal process has been conducted fairly a complaint may be lodged with the Western Australian Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is independent and external to ETI and does not charge any fees for their services. The Ombudsman will only consider whether ETI has followed its own policies and procedures and whether the handling of the students complaint/appeal has been fair and reasonable. The Ombudsman does not make a new decision, however as a result of an investigation the Ombudsman may recommend that ETI review the case. Complaints/Appeals must be made in writing to:Ombudsman Western Australia PO Box Z5386 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6831 Facsimile – (08) 9325 1107 Telephone – (08) 9220 7555 or freecall 1800 117 000 Email – Website –




Email application and supporting documents to:

1. Personal Details Family name Given names

Preferred name

Sex (Male/Female)

Date of birth (DD/MM/YY) Home Address (outside Australia) Overseas Contact Numbers Telephone (country code/area code/number)



Email Local Address in Australia (if applicable) Telephone



2. Language What is your first language?

What language is spoken at home?

Are you studying English anywhere before commencing studies at a Government Primary or Secondary school? If Yes where?



How long?

3. Citizenship Country of birth Nationality (as shown on your passport) Do you already hold an Australian Visa?

Passport number Yes


Visa Expiry Date

Visa Type

4. Enrolment Please tick the level of schooling at which you seek admission. Please note that in Western Australia children are placed in the Year group appropriate for their age. Children commence schooling at Year 1 when they are 6 years old. * No student will Primary be enrolled into term 4 of year Secondary 11 or year 12

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11*

Year 12*

Year 6

Year 7

Number of years student wishes to enrol for: Commencement Date for studies (It is vital you complete this so the placing can be arranged) *List schools in order of preference: As this program runs on spare capacity it is important you identify at least 3 schools. (1)

5. Previous Education




Highest Education



Name of School

Year level studied

Period of Study

Please attach transcripts of your most recent schooling results

Have you studied at another school in Australia before coming to Education & Training International? If Yes,


Name of School

Year level studied

Period of Study



Have you been at this institution longer than 12 months?


No If no – you will need to provide a release letter

Do you have Overseas Health Cover with this institution?


No Expiry Date

6. Special Needs Do you have a physical disability or learning difficulty that may require additional programs, equipment or support? (Please refer to Page 16 of this handbook for clarification)



7. Care & Welfare Arrangements Students enrolling into a Government Primary School must be accompanied to Perth with a parent for the duration of their studies. Students enrolling into a Government Secondary School can nominate a blood relative over the age of 21 to be their Guardian (this can be parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, brother or sister), please be advised if choosing this option Education & Training International will not be issuing a welfare letter for visa purposes, the family are to contact Immigration direct. Alternatively Education & Training International can arrange a local carer and homestay family on your behalf, Education & Training International will then issue the welfare letter for the student. Please complete the below School Welfare Arrangements.

8. Primary School Welfare My Child will be residing in Western Australia for the duration of his/her student visa with: Arrangements Mothers Name

Mothers Signature

or Fathers Name

Fathers Signature

I understand that I cannot under any circumstances leave my child in the care of any other persons. Failure to abide by the local carer agreement, set by Education & Training International will result in your enrolment being cancelled. You will be sent a welfare form to be completed with the offer letter if your child is successful in obtaining a place.

9. Secondary School Welfare We have nominated a local carer/guardian for our child Yes No (Complete below details) Arrangements We require Education & Training International to nominate a local carer / guardian for our child Yes


(Students will then be placed in Homestay with the local carer / guardian for the duration of their stay – more information will follow on the family details once the enrolment has been confirmed) Complete if parents have nominated a local carer / guardian: (Please note: ETI will not be issuing a welfare letter if this option is picked. Contact Immigration Direct) Name of Local carer / guardian Relationship to student (must be a blood relative) Address in Perth Telephone Number

Email address

Do you require airport pickup from Perth International Airport?



There is an additional cost of $55.00 per person

10. Agent Declaration I of confirm that I have counselled and brief the applicant and Details about ETI policies and procedures and the terms and conditions related to this application in accordance with our agent agreement with Education & Training International. Agent Name

Agent Telephone Number

Agent Fax Number Would you prefer offer letter

Agent Email Address Faxed


11. Declaration Information provided by the applicant may be made available to State and Commonwealth agencies and parents and guardians. I certify that the information on this form and supporting documentation are complete and correct. I acknowledge that the provision of incorrect information or documentation or the withholding of information or documentation relating to my application may result in the cancellation of my enrolment. By signing this application form I agree to the following: • Ensure that my child remains in the care of the nominated local carer / guardian as agreed by Education & Training International • Be responsible for any return airfares, living expenses and any additional costs associated with my child attending a Government school. • Attend school in accordance with the Australian Government student visa policy. • Abide by the policies of the Department of Education & Training Western Australia and the school at which I will be enrolled. Applicant’s Name (if entering Secondary schooling) Signature


Parent’s Name (this form will not be processed unless signed by the parent) Parents Signature Relationship to Student (mother / father) Please note: Completion and lodgment of this form does not necessarily guarantee you a place in Western Australia Government School. *If these sections are not completed the application will be returned.







Education & Training International W E S T E R N A U S T R A L I A

More information can be found on the Web at Department of Education

123 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, Western Australia 6004, PO BOX 6830, EAST PERTH BC 6892 Telephone +61 8 9218 2100 • Facsimile +61 8 9218 2160 Email: Provider Code - 00020G/01723A


S USSSS USSTHWES Government Senior High Schools Colleges & Campuses Education & Training International WESTERN AUSTRALIA


S USSSS USSTHWES Government Senior High Schools Colleges & Campuses Education & Training International WESTERN AUSTRALIA