LEARNING Learning Areas

A comprehensive and rigorous learning program gives your child the opportunity to achieve.

In a dynamic and creative learning environment, your child will be encouraged to explore, discover and follow their interests. We cater for each student’s individual needs and tailor programs to meet their particular abilities and learning styles. Whether they are gifted or need extra support, your child will be challenged, stimulated and supported to reach their potential. Your child will also benefit from our strong commitment to learning for life.

Our experienced and dedicated teachers have specialist knowledge and are passionate about their teaching areas. They are trained to inspire, motivate and build confidence in students and help them thrive at school. They deliver lessons to suit the needs of every student, challenging them to achieve their very best.

Through a vast range of partnerships with industry and tertiary institutions, students get first-hand experience and knowledge of a variety of career options and pathways.

We have a strong academic focus and dedicated staff  who  assist students wishing to pursue university studies. As part of our focus on careers, Year 10 students are given the opportunity to visit universities and TAFE campuses to learn more about available courses.

With close links to C.Y. O’Connor Institute, students wishing to pursue vocational opportunities can obtain valuable training from lecturers experienced in their chosen fields and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

From Kindergarten to Year 12, our stimulating and challenging curriculum engages students in:


Health and Physical Education
Humanities and Social Sciences
Technology and Enterprise
The Arts
Vocational Education and Training

In the early years of school, we introduce students to a range of subjects designed to ignite their interest in learning. We place a particularly strong focus on numeracy, literacy and social skills. Our specialist teachers help students develop these fundamental skills. Kindergarten and Pre-primary involve both play-based and more formal learning. Students enjoy engaging, hands-on experiences that are interesting and challenging.

As students move through the primary years, learning programs are tailored to meet their individual needs. They are taught by innovative teachers who use technology to deliver vibrant learning which promotes critical and creative thinking.

Gifted students have the opportunity to participate in the Primary Extension and Academic Challenge (PEAC) program from Years 5 to 6. This program extends their learning and enables them to interact with like-minded peers across the region.

Students continue to study from seven learning areas with the Western Australian Curriculum as the overarching framework. A variety of learning experiences encourages students to display initiative, take responsibility and participate fully in their education.

In Years 7 and 8 students are given ‘tasters’ of our Arts subjects (Dance, Drama and Visual Arts) as well as Technology and Enterprise subjects (Food and Clothing, Information Technology, Woodwork and Agriculture). In Year 9 and 10 students are provided with more choices in their options and tend to specialise in one Arts subject and one Technology and Enterprise subject. Committed to excellence, we offer academic extension to students who are gifted in Mathematics.

High quality careers’ advice and guidance is provided to support students in planning a successful and rewarding career. A variety of guest speakers as well as excursions with a career focus supplement this advice.

The curriculum in Years 11 and 12 is designed to lead our senior students into further study or prepare them for the workforce. They can select from a range of tertiary entrance and non-tertiary entrance subjects and vocational training courses.

Students who study tertiary entrance courses are well supported by specialist staff and provided with engaging and rigorous learning programs aimed at assisting them to attain a place at university.

Our vocational training is mainly for students wishing to pursue careers in automotive, metals, business, nursing, hospitality, construction, engineering, and information technology.

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