Shenton College

Shenton College is a public co-educational partially selective high day school, located in Shenton Park, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

Shenton College
Location
Shenton College

Australia
Coordinates31°57′31″S 115°48′13″E
Information
TypePublic co-educational partially selective high day school
MottoExcellence, Community & Self[1]
Opened1 February 2001 (2001-02-01)[2]
Sister schoolNewman Senior High School
School districtNorth Metropolitan Education Region
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalMichael Morgan[2][3]
Staff64 (Administration & Support)[4]
Faculty124[4]
Years712[5]
Enrolment2200[6] (2017)
Medium of languageEnglish, Auslan[7]
Campus typeSuburban[8]
Colour(s)Navy blue, bottle green, white             
AffiliationsUniversity of Western Australia[9]
Websiteshenton.wa.edu.au

History

Shenton College was established in January 2001 through the amalgamation of Swanbourne and Hollywood Senior High Schools at a cost of $23.5 million. It was a project headed by the then Education Minister Colin Barnett as part of the Local Area Education Planning (LAEP) process.[10]

The inaugural Principal of the College was Pauline Coghlan who was succeeded by Michael Morgan in September 2008.

In February 2009, Shenton College and Newman Senior High School in the Pilbara announced a sister schooling partnership.

During a freak storm on 22 March 2010, the school was extensively damaged by hail and torrential rain. As a result, the school was temporarily closed to all students. Students from years 8 to 10 were not allowed back for 8 days.[11][12] Repairs were undertaken, new carpet was laid throughout, and in April 2010 several buildings were upgraded.

In 2015 Shenton College welcomed year 7 students for the first time.[13]

Education

Shenton College draws students from a local intake area (catchment) that includes the suburbs of North Fremantle, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Swanbourne, Claremont, Mount Claremont, Dalkeith, Nedlands, Crawley, Shenton Park, Daglish, Jolimont, Floreat (south of Cambridge St and Oceanic Drive), Wembley (south of Cambridge Street), Subiaco (south of the Fremantle railway line and west of Station Street) and West Perth (south of Wellington Street).[14]

Shenton also takes a quota of additional students from across Western Australia in a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. Entry to the program is through the Academic Selective Entrance Test, an annual testing program administered by the Department of Education.[15]

Entry to the Mathematics & Literacy focus High Performance Learning (HPL) program is managed at the school level. Shenton College has student representation in a number of international youth conferences, including TEE Exhibition winners, winning community based competitions such as the West Australian Debating League (State Championship Winners 2004-2007 and 2010), being represented in nationwide competitions and conferences (Evatt Trophy Competition, Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad, United Nations Youth Conference, National Youth Science Forum, Australian National Schools Debating Championships) or being represented in international youth conferences (Australian representatives to the Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN), the Global Young Leaders Conference, the Pacific Model United Nations (PacMUN), the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition (BYSCC)).[16]

According to Curriculum Council statistics, based on the number of students who scored 75% or more over four TEE subjects, Shenton College was the highest ranked public secondary school in 2009 and 2010.[17] Based on Year 9 NAPLAN results, in 2012 Shenton College was the top ranked comprehensive public secondary school in Australia.[18]

The University of Western Australia and Shenton College continue a partnership known as the Learning Links program, which provides educational and development opportunities for Shenton staff and students. A Memorandum of Agreement for the Learning Links program was signed in November 1999 between the University of Western Australia and Hollywood Senior High School. In 2001, the terms were transferred from Hollywood Senior High School to Shenton College.

The program comprises four major areas for collaboration to create opportunities for learning experiences for students and staff:

  • Work UWA
  • School Management Professional Development
  • Educational Research Professional Development
  • Student Enrichment

In Year 10, Shenton College students are offered work experience at the University in order to enjoy intellectual, social and cultural experiences that UWA has to offer, early in their education. Through Learning Links, Shenton College students have special access to the University of Western Australia and its facilities. For example, the Academic Focus Group students, selected for their outstanding academic potential in Year 11 and 12, are inducted to the UWA Library and have borrowing rights.[19]

Campus

Shenton College is built on a 33 acres (13 ha) site bounded by Lemnos Street, Selby Street and Stubbs Terrace. The campus is adjacent to the Shenton Park railway station (Fremantle line).

The College buildings are curved, of a light limestone with colourful interior walls. There are plants and trees dotted about everywhere and several courtyards and grassed areas within the main building areas. There are pieces of local art (a requirement of the College's construction) in various places around the school grounds.

The school also includes a number of heritage buildings, including Borneo and Alamein House, which have been internally renovated for use as classrooms.

There are two main school ovals, one in front (near the Senior School) and one near the Middle School. In a joint enterprise with the University of Western Australia and other assorted agencies, there is also a new artificial hockey turf near Gallipoli and Borneo houses.

Statistics

Year 12 cohorts at Shenton College perform well in the WACE exams and the school ranks consistently in the top 20-schools in Western Australia.

WA school ATAR ranking
Year Rank Median ATAR Eligible students Students with ATAR % students with ATAR
2018[20]1288.129221672.97
2017[21]1688.828721173.92
2016[22]109028721073.17
Year 12 student achievement data
Year Rank[lower-roman 1] % +75 in WACE[lower-roman 2] Rank % +65 in WACE[lower-roman 3] % graduates[lower-roman 4]
2015[23]2218.352244.54100.00
2014[24]1818.91746.6599.53
2013[25]1019.411246100
2012[26]1618.932345.5199.61
2011[27]1521.981556.4999.59
2010[28]1322.941559.63100
2009[29]951.55 (>75% minimum of one subject)1156.52 (64.6% or more)98.29
  1. Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  2. Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  3. Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

Notable alumni

See also

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