Halls Head College is uniquely situated on the ‘island’ of Halls Head just south of Mandurah. Our College offers all students from Years 7 – 12 diverse choices, authentic opportunities to develop essential life skills and a rigorous, caring and safe environment to learn and grow in. Our staff has a wealth of expertise, experience and a genuine desire to constantly improve their practice to benefit all students.
Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, develop problem solving skills and work effectively both individually and in groups to achieve their goals. Our impressive record of achievement in vocational education and training is supported by outstanding facilities and industry trained staff. In addition, students bound for university are supported by rigorous delivery and expertise in a broad array of areas to ensure they are competitive in their chosen pathway. The varied curriculum and pathway opportunities allow each student to develop their individual passions and talents. A technology rich teaching and learning environment and an ongoing drive to ensure Halls Head staff are up to date with cutting edge developments, ensures our students leave school well equipped for a fast changing future.
Our college provides a comprehensive learning program for all students. We pride ourselves on our strong pastoral care program that ensures our students are safe, supported and transition smoothly from the primary arena into their lower secondary years, then on to senior school and then the broader community. Wellbeing and cultural appreciation are integral to our place and unity and diversity is privileged. Strong mentoring and advocacy programs between students and staff are constantly being refined and all staff play a role in providing positive guidance for our students. Central to improvement is putting students first and, as we move into a new era, we need to ensure that changes result in improved classroom instruction and the quality of student learning.
Opportunities For Our Students
Our college takes great pride in offering our students a variety of choice and expertise across the Curriculum from Years 7 to 12.
From Year 7 students who have unique skills and understandings in areas and can demonstrate the levels of aptitude and attitude required, may be successful in gaining entrance into our Academy courses. These offer extension opportunities from specialist teachers to hone skill sets and challenge thinking. These extend from Academic Extension in Science, Maths English and HASS to our Arts Academy in Music, our Japanese Academy and our Sports Academy which features AFL Football, Soccer, Basketball and Netball. These Academy positions are highly sought after and are reviewed throughout lower school to ensure these students achieve their personal best, are challenged with rigour and relevance.
All classes in Lower School, whether Academy or not, privilege the General Capabilities which are the seven requirements for success in our fast paced 21st Century world – Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative thinking, Ethical Understanding, ICT Capability, Personal and Social Capability and Intercultural Understanding. Building positive relationships is central to ensuring success – relationships between our students, teachers and parents/guardians.
In Year 8 some students are successful in gaining entrance into our Big Picture Academy which offers a unique opportunity to flex learning around interests and passions. Limited places are available.
Greater choices within options are available in Years 9 and 10 as students begin to pursue their areas of interest. From Years 10 – 12, the students’ focus narrows as they start to select more strategically for their chosen pathways. Our college offers expertise, guidance and ongoing counselling and case conferencing to ensure pathways are tailored to meet each student’s needs. Both ATAR (Direct Entrance University), Non ATAR (Alternative Entry University and TAFE) or other pathways involving apprenticeships or via other agencies are encouraged and our students are afforded extensive breadth and depth in their choices at this level.
Local Intake Area
For a more detailed map, download the pdf file below:
The local intake area of Halls Head College is the ‘island’ of Halls Head and all points south close to the Waroona Shire boundary. The contributory primary schools are Glencoe, Halls Head, Falcon, South Halls Head and Ocean Road. The school provides a secondary education for students in years 7 to 12 who live in the rapidly growing coastal strip, south of Mandurah.
Halls Head College is a 7 to 12 college that opened for students on 5 February 2001. The school began as an 8-10 middle school. In 2010 the school commenced a transition into a Senior High School. In 2015 Year 7 students joined the college community.
The college has grown with the area and, with the completion of the building program and refurbishment, it now accommodates an enrolment of approximately 1450 students on site.