Southern River College (4121)

School Overview

Welcome on behalf of our College community. We trust that your relationship with our College will be a productive and rewarding one over the coming years should you choose to start or continue your secondary education with us.

Our vision for Southern River College is to develop confident and active global citizens by creating opportunities for all students in Years 7 to 12 as they progress through their educational pathways. Our College promotes academic excellence and vocational aspirations for our students, celebrates their diversity and fosters their ambitions. The College has an array of programs and initiatives, making a real difference to many students and their future aspirations.

Southern River College seeks to create opportunities for all students as they progress through their educational journey. Along with a general education program our educational programs include Academic Enrichment, Vocational Education Program and STEM Enrichment Programs. We support our student's cultural and sporting pursuits through our Inspire Programs in Music, Soccer and Netball.

Our College Priorities align with our motto: INSPIRE
* Inspired Students
* Inspiring Teachers
* Inspirational Leaders
* Inspire Community

The College is a Positive Behaviour Support School, promoting values throughout classrooms and our community through practice and use of our values. This has been highly successful in building school culture and community. Our RIVER Values are: Relationships, Identity, Virtues, Excellence and Respect.

Flexibility is the key to Southern River College's ability to support students in achieving their post-school destination. Southern River College has a diverse population that is complex yet rewarding as we work together to achieve success for all. We strive to make a difference to each child and we are innovative and creative in our purpose. Our learning areas develop their curriculum programs aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum and Standards.

We recognise that not all students learn at the same levels and provide support programs via our Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), Literacy and Numeracy Development Classes and our Specialist Autism Extension Program (AEP) for students with high functioning Autism. Our teachers are committed to developing their skills in teaching and learning building the quality of our staff through best practice research.

At Southern River College we want to invest in our student's future by being open to their diversity and aspirations. We achieve this by creating enduring partnerships connecting industry and education together using exemplary practice. We recognise we are part of a global world and apply real-world modelling in our classrooms and teaching practice.

For our students to excel we promote academic excellence and vocational aspirations for our students. We want our students to be confident and active citizens.

The College has a large focus on STEM initiatives and is supported by The Smith Family, The Beacon Foundation, Curtin and UWA Universities. The STEM program at Southern River College is about developing student's creativity and thinking in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students will be involved in problem-based learning aimed at developing their skills in the areas of generating ideas, gathering and processing new knowledge, identifying issues, finding solutions and reflecting. Our programs align with the Australian Curriculum, Courses of Study and Skilling WA to help increase the participation of young people in the STEM sector. Our students have exposure and opportunities beyond the normal curriculum to engage in STEM-related fields with industry. Along with this focus our College operates Inspire Programs in Music, Netball, Volleyball and Soccer giving students opportunities to explore the arts and sports.

We are a school that works with our greater community inviting them to be part of our College with the Wood Turners Association Gosnells Group, Southern River Community Garden, P&C, and also the School Board based onsite, along with a host of community groups that use the College facilities after hours.

We encourage you to visit our website at for further information about becoming a part of our community.