Atwell College

Senior School

2017 Year 11 Handbook

Please click here to view the Handbook

Senior school refers to Years 10, 11 and 12 at Atwell College. Year 10 students participate in the Western Australian Curriculum and are assessed under the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline. All Year 10 students participate in a course counselling process to enrol in courses in Year 11 and 12 designed to support student WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) achievement within the context of university entrance or training and employment goals.

Year 11 and 12 students participate in personalized course selection choices to suit each individual's needs. Within this structure students can choose courses designed to support a post college university entrance program or courses designed to support students seeking further training or employment after leaving college. The college offers both a 5 day program to support the full time study of students seeking university or further training options and a 3 day cycle supporting students seeking further training at recognized state training providers or employment.

(WACE link to SCSA)

Atwell College students graduate at the conclusion of Year 12. The college offers students a graduation ceremony where the students' families are present and awards and prizes for academic achievement, leadership, sportsmanship and community involvement are presented. As a conclusion to secondary education the Atwell College Graduation Ceremony is an event thoroughly enjoyed by students and the community.

VET in 2015 - Obtaining your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number

Dear Parents and Guardians of Atwell College Year 10 Students

From 1 January 2015 all students enrolling or re-enrolling in any forms of training will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your son or daughter will need it to enrol at any State Training Provider or Private Training Provider. This includes enrolling in VET for Schools programs as well as for certificate qualifications delivered at Atwell College.

More information about the USI can be found here

http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Or watch this You Tube video

Please note - If your son or daughter has enrolled in Maths Specialist at Atwell College in 2015-16 and therefore not completing a certificate qualification(Cert II) then they do not have to obtain a USI.

It's easy...follow these 6 simple steps.

STEP 1:
Have at least one form of ID for your son or daughter ready: Driver's Licence, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.

STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.

STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au and click on 'Create a USI'.

STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.

STEP 5: Write your son or daughter's unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.

STEP 6: Provide this number (USI) with your son or daughter's name to Atwell College via email at Leah.DiLucia@education.wa.edu.au and you will also need the USI it when they enrol or re-enrol with a training provider in the future.

Pippa Ralston

VET Coordinator

2014 10 Electives

Year 10 2014 Electives Booklet is available for your information.

Atwell Honours

Atwell College offers senior school Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) & Vocational Education & Training (VET) students the opportunity to graduate with honours. If students satisfy the requirement in two of the five categories listed below, they will graduate with honours. These awards are designed to recognise in school and extra curricular activity. Honours categories:

Academic

Community

Sport

Arts

Environment

Graduating with honours means the student will receive a certificate and badge, the achievement will be acknowledged on their report and their name will be placed on an honour board housed in Administration.

Atwell College caters to ATAR and VET students. The college provides a rich choice for all students to pursue that enable them to achieve their goal.