John Forrest Secondary College (4026)

School Overview

John Forrest Secondary College offers an award winning, vibrant and dynamic learning experience for students. Celebrating fifty years of excellence in education in 2012, the College continues to build opportunity for personal development and academic achievement toward university entry, further education, traineeships, apprenticeships and workplace training. Investment in improved facilities, information technology and resources, together with quality teaching, have fostered a culture of achievement and success with recent acknowledgement of student achievement and quality programs.

As an Independent Public School, John Forrest Secondary College is committed to developing excellent learning experiences through quality staff, resources, facilities and diverse education and training. Students at John Forrest experience quality teaching and learning programs. The College achieved the State Training Award 2012, Top Public School Award 2011 and 2010 for outstanding student results, the Australian Training Award 2011 and won the State NAB Innovation Award 2010. John Forrest Secondary College promotes excellence in all areas of learning through an extensive range of specialist facilities that support the College's learning programs.

Features of the College include:

A new state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre.
Specialist classrooms for Home Economics, Science, Photography, Music, Art, Design and Technology, Media, Drama, Languages and Information Technology.
Year 8 to 10 Academic Excellence Program.
Laptop program and five computer laboratories.
Dance Studio, indoor gymnasium and extensive sports grounds and turf wicket.
Library Resource Centre.
Approved Specialist Programs in the areas of Music, Cricket, Netball and Tennis.
A well established INSTEP program providing individualised vocational and workplace learning opportunities to over 100 students.
Enrichment programs providing extra support in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
Bush Ranger Cadets Program.
Pre-apprenticeship and School Based Apprenticeship Programs in Plumbing and Painting.
School Based Traineeships Program.
Easy access to public transport.
Extensive established landscaped grounds.

John Forrest Secondary College community promotes an environment that is friendly, inclusive and responsive and embedded within the culture of the school is the recognition that we have the right to experience a safe learning and working environment. We celebrate the achievements of our students and seek to provide exciting pathways for success throughout the secondary education years and beyond. Our ethos is to care for the whole child, to provide an education that recognises and values diversity and to offer all students the opportunity to succeed.