Butler College (4191)

School Overview

Founded in 2013, we are a public inclusive secondary school for students in Years 7 to 12. Building on a strong foundation of community (at the very heart of our ethos - 'A College that Cares'), our focus on working together and fostering relationships cultivates confidence and resilience in students. Our comprehensive curriculum is delivered by professional, dedicated and highly qualified teachers ensuring students receive an education of the highest standard.

Over the last two years (2020-2021), twelve students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, the highest being 96.95; outstanding in only five years of graduating Year 12 students. All students who have applied for university in 2022 have achieved a median ATAR of 83.05. Students also achieved top subject awards in Geography and Maritime & Marine Studies.

The College's Debating focus is an ongoing success story. Teams regularly compete in state finals in the WA Debating League; we were the only public school to make the finals across all divisions in 2021. Our teams also compete in the WA British Parliamentary Debating (State Champions in 2021) and the national UN Youth Voice Public Speaking competition (National Champion 2021 and defending the title in 2022).

Year 11 and 12 General and Vocational Education & Training (VET) pathways offer Certificate (TAFE qualification) courses in Music, Hospitality, Engineering and Business. Students learn in well-appointed modern facilities with professional instruments and equipment.

We continue to achieve demonstrated growth in NAPLAN from Year 7 to Year 9 (above the State average). Our Academic Extension program has a challenging curriculum (including a Japanese language course) for Year 7-10 students who aspire to university studies via ATAR courses in Year 11 and 12.

Students with disabilities have the opportunity to complete internationally-recognised ASDAN courses. For the fourth consecutive year 100% of students' work portfolios submitted (for assessment) have passed. In 2021, we received the International Gold Award for excellence - the first school in WA to do so.

High performance cricket, netball and soccer programs offer skill development from experienced coaches, as well as local, regional and state competitions with success achieved at all levels.

Students with a keen interest in marine studies experience amazing opportunities in our extensive Maritime and Marine Studies program. Training in SCUBA and Skippers tickets are offered, as well as educational tours of Coral Bay, Exmouth, Jurien, Rottnest and The Houtman-Abrolhos Islands.

Extra-Curricular Academies - Dance, Visual Art and Media, offer advanced learning (in state-of-the-art facilities), performances and competitions. Our Bush Ranger cadet unit, the largest in WA, teaches students conservation with a comprehensive program including participation in community projects.

We have a strong focus on student mental health and wellbeing, with a highly experienced and qualified Student Wellbeing team led by two Managers. In 2022, we are increasing our number of professionals (including chaplains) to ensure the wellbeing of all students is supported with the highest level of care.

Located near the coast in Perth's northern suburbs, our 10-hectare campus is modern and well-maintained. As an inclusive secondary school, all students (regardless of ability or disability) share one campus, participating in all aspects of College life. Those with disabilities also have purpose-built, specialised facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, Independent Living Centre, sensory room and flexible classes for individual needs. We have recently received funding of $2.5 million to build a purpose-built STEM learning centre for all students, with construction to begin in 2022 in readiness for the 2023 school year.

At Butler College, our goal is for our students to graduate as confident, happy and capable young adults, ready to make a positive contribution to a modern and global society. We invite you to contact us for more information or to book a tour:
E: butler.college@education.wa.edu.au
W: www.butlercollege.wa.edu.au
T: 08 9561 4200