Embracing the future
Atwell College is an Independent Public School (IPS) enrolling students in Years 7 through to Year 12. Located in the modern southern Perth suburb of Atwell, Atwell College was established in 2008 to provide an inclusive education for students in the Atwell community. As a modern institution Atwell College is committed to a purpose of developing community values, individual self worth and respect and concern for all.
In the college motto, Embracing the Future, students and Atwell College are in partnership developing knowledge and attitudes in all learners. Every student at Atwell College is respected and supported with the expectation to achieve excellent academic results. The future has many challenges for which Atwell College students are well educated to meet with confidence developed through modern education.
The values supported by Atwell College are evident in the college's core beliefs supported with the pillars of: holism, opportunity, environment and connection. TRIBES education philosophy permeates the behaviour and learning culture established in the college. Based on the most modern research and practice TRIBES is established in the Atwell College middle school and supports student learning and development through to student graduation in Year 12.
The inclusion of an education support model that offers wider choice for students with disabilities has meant an expansion of the model of previous education support facilities seen in schools. The model at Atwell College is based on full spectrum resourcing giving choices for individual students from a full support, high care model to the student needing full physical/medical support in mainstream education.
Atwell College teachers and support staff are dedicated to creating a positive and active learning environment focussing on engaging students with an inclusive and relevant curriculum. Engagement in the curriculum is supported with: an emphasis on attendance, an expectation to succeed and a collaborative approach to student learning involving students, teachers and parents.