Comet Bay College (4176)



School Overview


Comet Bay's motto is 'Seek Excellence' and this underpins everything we do. Students are encouraged to perform to their highest standard and are given the opportunity to excel in a number of high quality programs. Comet Bay College has been a Department of Education and Training endorsed Gifted and Talented Academic Program school since 2007, providing a tailored, highly stimulating and challenging program to all selected students. The college also offers students extension through Drama,Dance, Music and Art as well as having a fully accredited Specialist Australian Rules Football Program with direct links to the Fremantle Dockers and Peel Thunder.

Comet Bay College is a modern state of the art educational facility catering for students in Year 7 to Year 12. The college is situated in Secret Harbour a coastal community 64 kilometers from Perth and draws students from its partner primary schools located in the Golden Bay, Secret Harbour and Singleton areas. Due to our popularity and rapid expansion of residential development around the college, the College is a local intake school.

College facilities include specialist science laboratories, a lecture theatre, fitness centre, metal fabrication and engineering studios and a graphics/mechatronics studio. The College also has dedicated and Media and IT Labs, a food technology fit out that will enable delivery of Certificate Courses and a high quality Performing Arts Theartre These outstanding facilities combined with a broad range of teacher expertise ensure that all students entering the College are given access to a wide range of courses that are delivered to a very high standard.

Comet Bay College staff understand the importance of senior schooling and the need to provide support across all areas of the students learning.We are very proud of the continued strong performance of our students in our ATAR, VET (Vocational Education) and General Pathways.

Comet Bay College have been recognised systemically for its commitment to innovation in provision of our teaching and learning program with the awarding of Teacher Development School (TDS) status in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for 2016 -2017 and 2018-2019. Comet Bay College continues to support staff from other schools across the state to develop their own STEM teaching and learning programs.

As well as a significant investment in the buildings and grounds the school also has a serious commitment to staff professional learning with all staff given the opportunity to attend Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) training and Instructional Strategies training ensuring our staff have the skill set to provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities for all students.

A dedicated Student Services Team including a School Psychologist, Chaplains, Youth Development Officer and Defence Force Liaison Officer provides students and staff with ongoing support and ensures all students' pastoral care needs are met. The introduction of the Resilience, Emotional Awareness, Health and Careers Program (REACH) in 2015 across years 7-9 provides two hours a week of strong social emotional and health and well being support to all students. The Positive Culture Team will start in 2018 to further enhance and build upon the overall culture within the College to ensure our students, staff and parents are actively involved and connected to the College.

Comet Bay College recognises the value of effective use of information technology (ICT) in the classroom each year allocating significant resources to the ongoing development of ICT usage by students offering online learning curriculum, interactive televisions and projectors in every classroom and dedicated STEM classroom learning spaces. Comet Bay College is a Connect School enabling our students, staff and parents to be connected at all times.

More information about the college can be found on the website at www.cometbaycollege.wa.edu.au.