From time to time, opportunities to join the Swan Christian College community arise. At present, there are limited places for students commencing in Year 11 in 2018.
Swan Senior School, as a smaller community within the larger College context, aims to be a community of personal growth where all members seek excellence and know God. We aim to build character through learning and discernment and through application. We also aim to challenge our students to transition into living their faith as an informed, contributing adult in the world.
Due to our size, we can offer a variety of quality academic programs. Students who aim to go to university can choose from a wide range of ATAR courses depending on their ability and interest. In 2017, the mean ATAR at Swan was over 80; students who achieve an ATAR of 80 or more meet the minimum entry requirements for all of Western Australia’s public universities, including the University of Western Australia.
Not every student wants to go to university, nor should, and the College has a comprehensive range of general and vocational courses that students can choose from. Vocational courses include business, music, outdoor education, media, information technology, hospitality, Christian ministry and theology and applied languages. Students studying hospitality are employed as school based trainees and are paid 7.5 hours per week to produce the quality food that is sold through our café at recess and lunch to students.
The Swan Trade training Centre offers a pathway for students wanting to learn a trade and build character. Students can choose from electro technology, metal and engineering fabrication, and carpentry and joinery. Students taking this pathway can graduate with a trade qualification and a business qualification as well as a trade qualification and be ‘work ready’. Our students are highly sought after by employers for apprenticeships.
Students’ social development in Year 11 and 12 includes the Year 12 Camp at UWA which includes a river cruise, the Charity Ball at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park and the Development and Values (DAVE) program which targets issues that affect students in late adolescence. Students also can develop leadership through leadership camps and are able to serve the college community as a member of the Student Council.
Learning does not take place in a values vacuum and staff at the College deliver content through a Christian world view. Students are also encouraged to develop their faith through the Christian Living program.
Students are supported through their senior years by a strong pastoral care team. While all Swan staff are ‘pastoral carers’, students have access to a psychologist, counsellor and chaplain as well as being supported by their Dean of Year and Pastoral Care Teacher, who, as the primary pastoral caregiver, knows each of the students under their care.
If you have any family or friends that are interested in joining our community please invite them to contact either myself or Mrs Marie Reid the College Registrar.
Mr Terry Eason
Head of Senior School