Como Secondary College (4049)

School Overview

Como Secondary College is driven by the belief that every student is capable of successful learning. The College is an Independent Public School catering for students from Year 7 to Year 12. Every student matters at Como. We work to build each student's belief in their own capacity to learn and their understanding of the relationship between effort and success. Our aim is to ensure that every student progresses.

Students travel from all over Perth, Western Australia and overseas to access our excellent, affordable educational programs. Rural students who have won a place in the school are able to attend the nearby Rotary Residential College. The school is located less than 6 kilometres from the centre of Perth and is close to major transport hubs. This enables our students to easily access and utilise Perth's major universities, training institutions, cultural attractions and sporting facilities.

As one of Western Australia's leading secondary schools, the College has a proud record of outstanding student achievement. We give a very high priority to identifying, understanding and addressing the learning needs of all our students. The College therefore provides a variety of flexible pathways allowing students to undertake a learning program tailored to their individual needs, interests and aspirations.

In addition to our general curriculum, the school offers four Department of Education Approved Specialist Programs. The Enriched Mathematics, Information Technology and Science Program (EMITS) takes advantage of the school's close connection with Curtin University and the University of Western Australia. It offers students of above average ability in the mathematics, science and technology fields an exciting and challenging program of learning. The program builds a solid knowledge and skills base for further University studies. Our School of Contemporary Jazz Music provides an enjoyable but challenging course firmly grounded in public performance. The course gives a thorough grounding for entry into Jazz Studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and at the University of Western Australia. For students with a more industry-orientated focus, the program enables students to gain nationally recognised VET certificate qualifications.

Two of Australia's best school specialist sporting programs are provided by our Hockey and Golf Academies. Conveniently located next to the Collier Park Golf Course, the College has Western Australia's only school-based Golf Academy. It caters for students who wish to play golf for recreation through to elite players at a State or National level who aspire to a professional career. The Hockey Academy utilises the nearby Perth Hockey Stadium and the College's specialised facilities to provide a diverse hockey experience with the major focus being given to skill development, physical conditioning and game strategy. Both programs are delivered by our own teachers who are nationally accredited coaches, with broad playing and coaching experience at a club, state and national level. International tours are a feature of the Hockey, Golf and Music programs.

The College's highly regarded and long-running International Student Program has given hundreds of students from all over the world a successful pathway into top universities throughout Australia and overseas. The English language component of our program has consistently been ranked the highest in the state. This program enriches what already is a very multicultural school. We are an Asia Literate school and emphasise the importance of understanding and engaging with different cultures and having an international outlook.
A high priority is given to building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff, students and parents. Parents and families are valued as partners in their child's learning. We have an outstanding Student Services team to support students and parents, backed up by the pastoral care provided by all of our staff. Our aim is to create classrooms in which all students are engaged, challenged, feel safe to take risks and are supported to learn.

Visitors to our campus frequently make the comment that the College has a calm and friendly feel to it. We welcome enquiries and encourage you, and your son or daughter, to tour the College and to see our students and staff as they are on a normal school day.