Atwell College

Principal's Welcome

Atwell College is a modern and progressive government secondary school in the suburb of Atwell, south of the Perth metropolitan area. The college has grown with the area and now accommodates approximately 1500 students from within the Atwell College intake area. Our combined purpose is to provide every student the opportunity to maximise their learning, achieve their potential and transition into a meaningful post-school pathway in a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment. Multiple educational pathways provide direct connection and opportunity for further study at University, TAFE or other Training Organisations and Employment once students leave our college.

At Atwell College, student learning is at the centre of everything we do. Our staff believes that every student is capable of making progress in their learning, given the appropriate teaching and support. They strive to deliver engaging, high impact lessons which meet the diverse learning needs of their students. The staff is dedicated to providing all students with a positive and engaging learning experience. The use of contemporary technology is an integral part of the teaching, learning and working environment.

Atwell College is a participant in PBS (Positive Behaviour in Schools) programs designed to support overall student wellbeing and engagement with learning. Positive behaviours are encouraged, recognized and developed in all aspects of the College life. Respect, tolerance of difference and inclusion are themes that are embodied in our practices. Our innovative Honours Program recognises students who are making a positive contribution to our school via their achievements or service in academic, sporting, artistic, cultural or community participation.

The high quality academic and vocational curriculum is supported by a large variety of cultural, artistic and sporting extracurricular programs and activities to enhance the educational experience for all students. Our Netball Specialist Program (recognised as a Tier 1 Program by Netball WA) and our Rugby League Specialist Program (supported by NRLWA) provide opportunities for those students who demonstrate positive attitudes and have athletic ability and a passion for these sports.

The Kim Beazley Learning Centre is a specially designed facility located on the Atwell College site which caters for students with a range of disabilities. A team of highly trained Education Support staff provides innovative programs for students in a safe, practical environment.

Atwell College strives to be an active participant in the community, seeking opportunities to form partnerships which enhance opportunities for our students. Successful schooling involves a collaboration between the school, parents and the community. We are all partners in the education of our students, assisting in building character, strengthening social values and enabling the opportunity to achieve success.

Our school collaborates with our partner primary schools through the Atwell College Zone (ACZ). Learning partnerships are formed with Atwell Primary School, Aubin Grove Primary School, Hammond Park Primary School, Harmony Primary School, Honeywood Primary School, Jandakot Primary School, Success Primary School and the College. Programs within the ACZ support student extension, student achievement and student social and emotional development.

Please browse through our website to discover the excellent educational opportunities your child will enjoy at Atwell College.

Peter Rudrum
Principal

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