Joseph Banks Secondary College (4192)

School Overview

Joseph Banks Secondary College is a new Independent Public School that opened at the start of 2015 school year.

Our School is located in the suburb Banksia Grove, approximately 27 km from the Perth CBD. We will be accepted students into Years 7 and 8 in February 2015 and will include Year 9 students from 2016, catering for Years 10 to 12 by 2019.

Our vision is to create a vibrant culture of excellence, opportunity and success for our students and staff. The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success. Our goal is to develop the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student attainment through professional conversation and shared practice.

We will provide our students with multiple opportunities to excel throughout their secondary education, with access to quality programs, both within the curriculum and extra curricular. Such programs will range from support initiatives through to extension and challenge for students who are academically talented. There will be sporting programs to cater for student interest along with a strong focus on the creative and performing arts.

The development of Joseph Banks Secondary College is an essential component in the delivery of public education in the rapidly expanding suburb of Banksia Grove in the City of Wanneroo.

The first stage of our school can boast a $58 million build. This will be finest public schools in Western Australia and will provide this community with facilities of which to be proud. The facilities will provide the backdrop for an excellent education. Building works for Stage 2 of Joseph Banks Secondary College commences in July 2016.

Given the name of the school and the name of the boulevard on which it is situated (Joseph Banks) a vision based on discovery through learning, and a school focussed on specialist programs like science and mathematics is appropriate. Other specialist programs will complement these. The community focus will be vital in helping to shape such programs, especially in the view that school will share facilities with the community. Joseph Banks was an advocate for settlement in Australia as well as being a renowned naturalist and in his later years his home in London was a centre for the wider scientific community. This notion of partnership and collaboration will underpin the work of Joseph Banks Secondary College.

Students of the school can expect that learning at Joseph Banks Secondary College will be adventurous. Teachers will find ways to ignite curiosity; all the while challenging students to exceed expectations, and everyone will practice education for life.

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