Cape Naturaliste College (4178)

School Overview

Situated in the South West township of Vasse, (15km South West of Busselton), Cape Naturaliste College opened with its first Year 8 students in February 2008.

Drawing from the catchment areas of Dunsborough, Vasse and West Busselton, it has a socio economic index of 101.2. With the growth in the region it is expected that the enrolments will continue to rise as the college increases to Year 12 in 2012.

The college was built at a cost of $21 million and has already attracted positive comments and awards for its original design. It was developed with a strong community input and a consultative steering committee of parents and community members was instrumental in developing its vision and ethos, uniform and emblem.

Considerable work and planning was expended in developing a middle schooling structure for its Year 8 and 9 and work has begun on a model for its Years 10 to 12 senior school structures.

The college priorities are Literacy and cooperative learning - a focus designed to support staff and students in the learning community. The College also has embraced Instructional Leadership and this links closely with performance management and mentor structures.