The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Sue Ellery MLC, has announced a community consultation to gather the views of local parents, students and community members on the secondary education options in the Clarkson, Kinross and Mindarie area.

The Department’s preferred model for secondary students is to provide them with continuous schooling from Year 7 right through to Year 12 – all delivered in one school environment.

This minimises the transition points in a student’s schooling, creating a more seamless secondary education.

Reducing the number of changes that students experience, by having to move from one secondary school to another, is beneficial for their social, emotional and academic development.

At present:

  • Clarkson Community High School caters for students from Years 7 to 12.
  • Kinross College caters for students from Years 7 to 10.
  • Mindarie Senior College caters for students in Years 11 and 12.

As at Semester 2, 2020, the total enrolments of each school are:

School

Years

Total enrolments

Clarkson Community High School

Years 7 to 12

325

Kinross College

Years 7 to 10

717

Mindarie Senior College

Years 11 and 12

780

There are currently 1822 students across the three schools.

You are invited to have your say, through an online survey, where you can select one of the following options:

 

Option 1

  • Kinross College and Mindarie Senior College each extend to become Years 7 to 12 schools with separate local intake areas.
  • Clarkson Community High School is repurposed and becomes part of North Metropolitan TAFE, Clarkson campus to focus on training for young people.

 

Option 2

No change

 

The online survey is now availble at education.wa.edu.au. The survey opens at 9.00am Friday, 27 November 2020 and closes at 5.00pm Friday, 18 December 2020.

Department of Education community information sessions will be held for each school community as follows:

  • Mindarie Senior College – Tuesday 1 December 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Mindarie Senior College sports hall, 14 Elliston Parade, Mindarie. If you wish to attend, please register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Kinross College – Wednesday 2 December 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Kinross College performing arts theatre, Falkland Way, Kinross. If you wish to attend, please register your interest at https://www.trybooking.com/BNCNY.
  • Clarkson Community High School – Thursday 3 December 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Clarkson Community High School gymnasium, 16 Walyunga Boulevard, Clarkson. If you wish to attend, please register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (08) 6206 5000 or simply turn up and have your say.

 

Physical distancing measures will apply at all community information sessions.

Staff will also be consulted as part of this process.

There is a factsheet with more information and you are encouraged to read it before taking part in the online survey.