Swan Christian College - Middle Swan WA
Thank you for exploring Swan Christian College. We know that choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision.
We are a Christ-centred school where all students are asked and helped to be the best they can be. We aim to be a community of personal growth where all members are able to seek excellence and know God. We seek to instil in our students a passion for learning that will bring the knowledge and understanding they need to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work. We provide students with educational opportunities in a wide range of learning areas and aim to provide an environment where students are supported to realise their full potential.
The enrolment process begins a minimum of two years prior to commencement for Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 7. Year 11 places are filled six months prior to commencement.
We accept applications for all other year groups and may be able to offer places pending suitable vacancies being available. Submission of an application does not guarantee a place.
Places are offered to successful applicants subject to an interview with the parents and the student.
We are a Christ-centred and student-centred school with a focus on excellence. We aim to be a community of personal growth where all members seek excellence and know God.
Our purpose is to develop and shape our students through continual evidence of faith and practice.
We seek to build character through learning, discernment and application, challenging our students to transition into living their faith as an informed, contributing adult in the world.
Swan Christian College seeks to teach and uphold Christian values with a particular focus on:
To seek to know and be known by God.
To be experienced as honest and fair.
To be acclaimed for kind treatment of all.
To aim to be the best we can be.
We seek to engage and grow the talents of all in our College, care for our resources and build our community for today and for all future generations.
To provide educational leadership and be a school of first choice for students, parents and educators.
The Kindergarten to Year 6 students make up the Junior School at Swan Christian College. Contained fully within the grounds of the wider school, classes for the first eight years of schooling are grouped in learning clusters with access to specialist facilities not usually available to primary aged children. With a comprehensive support network, students enjoy an opportunity to thrive and learn through a program that recognises their individual needs and learning styles.
Please feel free to make an appointment to explore the opportunities for your children at our school. With regular tours also available we would love to talk to you about the possibility of partnering with you in the education of your children.
To learn more about our Junior School program, including our Early Learning opportunities, please click here.
Mr Scott Puzey
Head of Junior School
Middle schooling is an intentional approach to the teaching, learning and pastoral needs of young people. There is no single model of middle schooling. Rather it includes a broad range of ways of organising Middle School including teaching and learning, pastoral and spiritual elements.
In broad terms, “Middle Schooling” usually refers to 10-15 year olds or a period described as early adolescence. Here at Swan our structure currently embraces a three part model of schooling: Years 10-12 Senior School, Years 7-9 Middle School and Kindergarten - Year 6 Junior School. At Swan Christian College we believe that early adolescence is a unique time of development and we aim to grow young people in knowledge and wisdom.
To find out more about our Middle School program, please click here.
Mrs Christine Crump
Head of Middle School
The Senior School at Swan Christian College encompasses Years 10, 11 and 12. Our purpose is to develop in each student the personal attributes described by the College’s Seven Pillars, namely, Knowledge, Courage, Service, Wisdom, Engagement, Leadership and Spirituality. The work of the Senior School embraces our Christian faith, and our declaration is that Christ is central to our identity with ultimate ownership and sovereignty over our school. Education programs are delivered to students by motivated and talented Christian teachers who embrace a Christian worldview.
To learn more about our Senior School program, including our Senior School course selection options, please click here.
Mr Terry Eason
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School
The simple fact of life is that the ‘traditional’ school model does not necessarily suit all students. Opened in June 2012 and operated as a trade-specific arm of Swan Christian College, Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC) provides quality trade training and career pathways in an innovative and supportive school-based environment.
The STTC offers a fixed two-year course over Years 11 and 12 allowing students to graduate from Swan Christian College with their WACE, including the successful completion of the Certificate III Business and Certificate II Pre-apprenticeship in their chosen trade course inclusive of work experience. Courses are developed with industry input that ensures the training offered is current and relevant.
Swan Trade Training Centre aims to produce confident, well-rounded students who become ‘top class’ apprentices equipped with industry grade skills and professionalism, and pride themselves on a job well done.
To find out more about the Swan Trade Training Centre, please click here.
Once again Swan Christian College is celebrating the academic success of its students and I would like to congratulate our Year 12 graduates on their academic achievements and excellent conduct throughout the 2019 school year.
As a leading coeducational school in Perth’s eastern suburbs, the College is delighted by the achievements of our Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) students and those who gained nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Some of the individual successes included College Dux Jolyon Joyce achieving an ATAR of 99, Pearce Brezmen who achieved an ATAR of 96.5 and Charlize Blicharski who achieved an ATAR of 96.35.
Nine graduates were inducted into the Excelsior Club having achieved a minimum ATAR of 90. Four students received a Certificate of Distinction which requires students to achieve A grades across their courses and/or certificates, a testament to their commitment to their studies. In addition, 12 students received a Certificate of Merit which requires students to achieve an average of B+ grades across all courses and certificates.
Congratulations must also go to our Vocational Education and Training (VET) and General students who successfully completed so many Certificates II and III. Seven of our VET students were welcomed into the Excelsior Club this year having successfully completed three or more certificate courses.
We acknowledge and thank the teachers who delivered four High Performing Courses in 2019. This is an excellent achievement and the result of much hard work by both teachers and students.
Once again Swan Christian College’s WACE achievement was higher than the state average at 95.8% compared to the state average of 91.8%. The College’s graduates received a total of 200 AQF qualifications with many students achieving multiple qualifications.
Mr Adrian Scott
Please click here to download a PDF copy of the 2019 Graduate Academic Results.
Swan Christian College is situated in metropolitan Perth at the gateway to the picturesque Swan Valley. In close proximity to the Great Northern Highway/Reid Highway/Roe Highway intersection, it is very accessible to parents who wish to drive their children to and from school. The College is also serviced by several Transperth and private buses, making it easy for students to travel to and from school via bus and train.
Public Transport Options and Private Bus Services
The College is serviced by several Transperth buses, School Bus Service buses (SBS) and private buses, making it easy for students to travel to and from school via bus and train. Students are expected to behave in a courteous and responsible manner when travelling on buses.
To make the transition to public transport options as easy and safe as possible, Transperth has put together a website that contains everything that parents need to know to help make your child's move to independent travel as simple and stress-free as possible. Please visit getonboard.transperth.wa.gov.au to access these resources.
It is advised to plan your school route no more than two weeks out from the start of the gazetted school term using the Transperth Journey Planner at www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner. Services often change at the start of the school year. Journey planning less than two weeks out ensures you receive the most up-to-date information.
The following Transperth buses service Swan Christian College (subject to change, please use the Journey Planner to access up-to-date timetables):
The Government of Western Australia has been providing Transport Assistance to Western Australian families for more than 80 years. The size of our state dictates that many families live great distances from their local school. School Bus Services relieves the burden on these families by providing free transport to eligible students to and from their nearest appropriate school.
SBS also provides orange school bus services for students with special needs.
If your child resides outside of the designated Public Transport Area, you might be eligible to apply for SBS transport assistance.
Please visit the School Bus Services website for the most up-to-date information on students' eligibility for transport assistance. If your child is eligible, you can apply for transport assistance via this link: www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au/TransportAssistance/OnlineServices/Howtoapply.aspx
The following private school buses are servicing Swan Christian College. To find out how to access these services, please contact the appropriate service for your place of residence as listed below.
Students living in Kalamunda
Kalamunda Bus Services
Contact: Erin Vallance
Phone: 9374 8300 Email: email@example.com
Students living in Bindoon, Gingin, Muchea and Bullsbrook
Contact: Peter Smith
Please refer to the information on School Bus Services above to find out whether you are eligible for this bus service and how to apply.
Swan Christian College is a Christ centered school where all are asked and helped to be the best they can be. We aim to be a community of personal growth where all members are able to seek excellence and know God.
The College seeks to be a school of choice for parents, students and staff. A place where personal and material assets are valued and able to grow. All members of the community are encouraged to have a growth mindset and feel a strong sense of belonging and ownership.
Swan Christian College is a place where growth is visible, holistically embracing body, mind, heart and spirit. A growth mindset is fostered and embedded in the culture, and is reflected by our staff and alumni as part of their character and purpose beyond their time at Swan.
We seek to inspire in our students a passion for learning that will bring the knowledge and understanding they need to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Swan Christian is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational school accommodating over 1500 students and is comprised of five sub-schools:
Our leadership team and staff seek to provide multiple opportunities and pathways for success after school in training, employment or service by:
I invite you explore this website and see what we have to offer your child. Further, I encourage you to come and visit. I would be delighted to welcome you to our beautiful campus and share with you the learning opportunities available here.
Mr Adrian Scott
The Swan Christian College ethos reflects the pastoral model where relationships are centred in the context of a caring and structured Christian community with a Biblical foundation and Christian worldview. International students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all aspects of College life with the belief that this will lead to enduring friendships and memories.
With its excellent facilities, committed teaching staff and extensive curriculum, Swan Christian College creates a learning pathway that educates, encourages and equips.
The College is located in metropolitan Perth, 20 minutes east of Perth CBD in the semi-rural setting of the Swan Valley; an area with a unique history and heritage that blends indigenous, pioneering colonial and Southern European roots.
Perth has a population of approximately 2,000,000 people and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with a safe and clean environment and exciting multi-cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Perth offers an excellent quality of life with respect to personal safety, health, education, transport and the environment. The cost of living equates to that of other cities in Australia.
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