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Swan Christian College - Middle Swan WA

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Swan Christian College
Swan Christian College is 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.
381 Great Northern Highway
Middle Swan
WA
6056
Perth East, Perth North
08 9374 8300

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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.

We welcome all enrolment enquiries 

Our main intake years are KindergartenYear 5Year 7 and Year 11.   

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. 

Who we are

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.

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Why we exist

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.

Our values

Swan Christian College seeks to teach and uphold Christian values with a particular focus on:

Spirituality
To seek to know and be known by God.

Integrity
To be experienced as honest and fair.

Respect
To be acclaimed for kind treatment of all.

Excellence
To aim to be the best we can be.

Our responsibilities

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. 

Our intention for the future

To provide educational leadership and be a school of first choice for students, parents and educators.

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Junior School: Kindergarten - Year 6

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.

 

Kindergarten at Swan Christian College 

Middle School: Year 7- Year 9

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.

 

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Senior School: Year 10 - Year 12

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.

 

Year 12 Farewell

 

Swan Trade Training Centre

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.

Swan Trade Training Centre

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.

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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.

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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. 

 

Transperth Buses

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):

Morning Services

    • Bus 750: Ellenbrook to La Salle
    • Bus 335: Ellenbrook to Swan Christian College
    • Bus 758/310: The Vines to Copley Rd to Swan Christian College
Afternoon Services
    • Bus 750: La Salle to Ellenbrook
    • Bus 297: Midland Station to Kalamunda Bus Station
    • Bus 768 and Bus 769: Swan Christian College to Midland Bus Station via La Salle (easy connection to Midland Train Line)
    • Bus 335: Swan Christian College to Ellenbrook
    • Bus 767: Swan Christian College to Stoneville (connects with buses to Mundaring and Chidlow)
    • Bus 310/758: Swan Christian College to Copley Rd to The Vines

 

School Bus Services (SBS)

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

Private Bus Services

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: erin.vallance@scea.wa.edu.au 

Students living in Bindoon, Gingin, Muchea and Bullsbrook

Buswest

Contact: Peter Smith

Phone: 13 62 13  Email: Schoolbus@pta.wa.gov.au Web: www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au

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.

Traditionally Australian school students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have sat NAPLAN tests in March. The tests measure achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar) and Numeracy. Results are reported collectively as a College per year group as well as individually.

This year NAPLAN was cancelled due to COVID-19. Victorian middle school students have only just returned after more than two terms away from classrooms. Like Tasmania, ACT, NT and SA we have been very blessed here in WA.

In lieu of NAPLAN, the West Australian government introduced OLNA (Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment) as a tool to indicate whether students have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for graduation with a WACE. OLNA is usually assessed in Year 10 for those who don’t meet the Year 9 NAPLAN benchmarks (Band 8).

I am delighted to advise that this year’s OLNA results have been stunning with about 85% of students meeting most of the numeracy and literacy (reading and also writing) requirements for graduation. This is a very significant increase in achievement by Year 9s in previous years including strong results in writing. The results may be due to the later point in the year when the tests were conducted; however, they are a testament to the effective teaching of reading, writing and numeracy in Year 9. Continued wide reading at home is critical to improvement in both literacy and numeracy.

A copy of the overall results appears below:

Totals

 

Numeracy

Reading

Writing

Category 1

2

2

0

Category 2

33

10

21

Category 3*

131

158

151

*Category 3 means the student has met the standard required for WACE graduation whether they follow an ATAR or non-ATAR pathway.

I wish to congratulate students and staff for their performance. They signal a bright future if they continue their educational journey in a similar manner.

Mrs Crump

Head of Middle School

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Principal's Welcome

I warmly welcome you and your family to the Swan Christian College website. We hope you enjoy exploring our College online.

Our inspiration for all we do at Swan comes from a simple yet powerful message: “You are the light of the world,” as Jesus once said in Matthew 5:14-16. This isn’t just a verse: it is a call to action!

Think about Benjamin Franklin, the famous thinker, and inventor. He didn’t just talk about street lamps; he showed his neighbours by placing a candle in a lantern outside his home. He’d light it every evening, making the area safer and reducing crime.

This story reminds us to let our light shine. At Swan, we live by our core values: Respect, Integrity, Spirituality, and Excellence (RISE). We aim to be that guiding light, showing our love for God and positively impacting our community.

Swan Christian College is an environment where your child can rise, shine and flourish! Our College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational school accommodating over 1540 students and comprises four sub-schools:

  • Junior School: Kindergarten to Year 6
  • Senior School: Year 7 – Year 12
  • Swanonline: delivering quality online learning for Year 7 – Year 12
  • Swan Trade Training Centre: Years 11 and 12

As a College, we aim to provide multiple opportunities and pathways for success after school in training, employment or service by:

  • Creating a College culture where excellence and achievement are expected and celebrated.
  • Engaging with parents to develop a stronger and more resilient College community.
  • Being a place where staff are unified in purpose and seeking excellence in professional practice and pastoral care of our students.
  • A place where students are engaged and belong.
  • Ensuring that financial and material resources are managed effectively to the highest business standards of integrity and sustainability.

We invite you to explore our website and see what we have to offer your child. Better yet, we encourage you to come and see our College in action at one of our College Tours.

It would be a delight to welcome you to our beautiful campus and share with you the learning opportunities available here.

Dr Darnelle Pretorius
Principal

Information for Overseas Students

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

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.

For further information on living in Perth see:

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