At John Willcock College (now known as Champion Bay Senior High School), we ensure that student achievement and learning is at the centre of all we do.
Champion Bay Senior High School currently operates as a purpose-designed middle school for students in Years 7 to 9. From the start of the 2019 school year, our school expands to cater for students up to Year 12, adding a year level annually until 2022. This expansion will enable students to complete all of their secondary education at our college, an exciting change that is widely embraced by our community.
Our values, 'Respect, Aspire, Resilience' form the basis for all that we do and are reflective of our students, teachers, support staff and day-to-day operations. We are an Independent Public School offering an inclusive and comprehensive secondary education to young people in Geraldton.
While ensuring our students' academic success is important, we are also making sure their emotional and social growth, critical and creative thinking skills, self-worth and confidence are nurtured and encouraged. We are developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Our broad curriculum offers pathways leading to attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), to Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications or future employment. We currently run one academic extension stream for each year group where selected students are challenged with more abstract concepts and are encouraged to be self-directed learners. From the beginning of 2020 we will offer a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic extension program for selected Year 7 students. Students can apply for this program regardless of where they live. We will also offer a general extension program from Years 7 to 10 starting in 2019.
We have adopted an innovative sub school structure in keeping with the world's best practice for middle schooling. This structure allows students in each of our six sub schools to work directly with key English, humanities and social sciences, mathematics and science teachers, creating strong communities where everyone works together to meet the academic and social needs of students. The welcoming learning environments provide the very best for our students, inviting them to take real ownership of their sub school and resources (which includes an iPad for each student).
A notable feature of our school is our strong emphasis on pastoral care. A dedicated student services centre with highly qualified staff works closely with parents to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the students.
We encourage you to visit or call us to find out how we can help your children reach their full potential.