Clontarf Aboriginal College

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Course Selection

As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition, Clontarf Aboriginal College is a place of learning and understanding that respects Aboriginal culture and spirituality and encourages students to reach their dreams. The College aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students access to a holistic education.  The curriculum is designed to provide for spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, social development and cultural renewal that will enhance their future lives.

In Year 7, 8 and 9 students at Clontarf Aboriginal College have the opportunity to spend a term studying each of the elective courses available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students.  There are now clear indications that students in their senior years of schooling achieve better outcomes with a preparatory year in Year 10.  With the introduction of the new courses of study young people can now access a range of senior secondary courses that cater to their interests, abilities and prepare them for the future.  Therefore, this Upper School Course Information is relevant to all our students currently in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Completion of Year 10 marks an important step in secondary school education.  It is a time when students must make important decisions about their future.  New WA laws require students to remain at school, or in some approved training up to the age of 17 years.  Thus at the end of this year students will have the opportunity to make selections from a range of courses.  However, before making any decision regarding which courses to study in Years 10, 11 and 12, students are to consider the advantages, disadvantages and relevance of all alternatives.  These alternatives should be considered in light of the students’ abilities, interests, their intended career pathways and goals.  Students who have no clear notion of future career pathways are advised to select a balanced course of study, thus keeping their options open.

All Year 10 students will be interviewed regarding their course selection and counselled appropriately.  Parents and students should contact the College if they have any queries or doubts concerning course choices for Year 10, 11 or 12.

The following people would be of particular assistance if you require information or advice about Upper-School courses:


Senior Leadership Team:

Principal: Mr Troy Hayter

Deputy Principals:

  • Mr Jim Lawson ( Pastoral and Management)
  • Ms Jennie Morley (Teaching & Learning)

House  Coordinators:

  • Sion: Mr Dean Campbell
  • Waterford: Mr Anton Schirripa
  • Westcourt: Ms Maria Valli

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