Ellenbrook Secondary College (4177)

School Overview

Ellenbrook Secondary College seeks to support and encourage your child by fostering a sense of self-worth, respect and confidence. This comes from setting high standards for achievement and having caring, knowledgeable staff that support your child to reach their goals - both academically and personally. We believe quality educators are the foundation on which a school is built.

The College is excited to host a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Academic program, starting in Year 7 2021. Ellenbrook Secondary College will host a Clontarf Academy Program in 2020, which will support the learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male students through a strong football focus. A school-based STEM program for Year 7 and Year 8 students will be housed in a newly built STEM lab.

Multiple ATAR courses of study and 15 practical VET courses are offered across a range of fields such as building and construction, hospitality, information and communications technology, tourism and more, meaning students can graduate with a Certificate II or higher upon finishing.

The College prides itself on having a strong Student Support Centre, which is run by a dedicated team who are highly specialised in behaviour management and have a sole focus on student wellbeing. Throughout the school year the Support Centre facilitate a range of activities and discussions for students which cover essential topics like social media usage, bullying and mental health. The centre comprises of a dedicated Student Services Manager alongside a Psychologist, Nurse, First Aid Officer, Defence Transition Mentor, AIEO (Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer), Chaplain, House Support Officers, an Education Support team and teachers to ensure our students receive the best pastoral care possible.

Ellenbrook Secondary College is immensely proud to be one of only a handful of high schools in the state with an accredited specialist music program for instrumental music and voice. Many of our graduates have been offered highly competitive places at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Our music students have been invited to exhibit at both a national and international level on multiple occasions and often perform at significant events around Perth, such as the ANZAC Day Dawn Service ceremony at Kings Park. The College also runs specialised programs for both netball and football.

In addition to their studies, students are welcome and encouraged to join one of our many after school or lunch time clubs. Currently these include: Media Club, Eco-Warriors, Maths and/or English Homework Club, Scale Modelling Club, Maker Space Club, Follow the Dream, Numero Club, ESports Club and the AfroBeat/Hip-Hop Tribe. In addition to these, there are a variety of sporting teams available and our arts department also run a successful musical production.

The College has a dedicated area for design and technology (Trade Training Centre), with students frequently producing fantastic work from wood, brick and metal. A barista/cafe room was also recently added to our home economics building. We have a modern gym, Performing Arts Centre, IT labs and share a well-resourced library with the City of Swan.

We consider parents as partners and believe that it is through this mutual relationship of support that a child's learning and potential can be truly maximised. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the life of the College and its decision-making processes by joining the P&C or our College Board.

If you would like further information or have any questions about enrolling, please contact us.

t: 9297 9700
e: Ellenbrook.SC@education.wa.edu.au
w: www.ellenbrooksc.wa.edu.au