Churchlands Senior High School

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Churchlands Senior High School
CSHSLogo.svg
Location
Churchlands, W.A
Australia
Information
Type Public School
Motto Aim High & Achieve
Established 1962
Principal Neil Hunt
Enrolment 2437 students (18 October 2016)[1]
Campus Churchlands
Colour(s) Teal, navy blue, gold and red
                   
Website

Churchlands Senior High School is a state co-educational school in Churchlands, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, approximately 15 minutes from the central business district.[2]

Background[edit]

Churchlands is a co-educational high school with an enrollment of approximately 2400 students from Years 7 to 12. Since its foundation in 1962, the school has sought excellence built on academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

In 2011 Churchlands SHS joined the Education Department's Independent Public School programme. A School Board was established containing business expertise. In 2014 the Churchlands Foundation was launched with the aim of securing the school's future.

The school is located in Perth's western suburbs, three kilometres from the ocean and ten kilometres from the city centre. The student body is significantly multi-cultural with approximately sixty different nationalities and cultures represented. The school curriculum embraces tertiary entrance as well as preparation for TAFE and the workforce. Churchlands fosters relationships with its alumnus through the Alumni Association, the School Board and the Churchlands Foundation.

Academic status[edit]

Churchlands Senior High School holds a high standard of academic results. Students have received many major awards including three Beazley Medals. In 2004 Churchlands the school based Academic Excellence Programme to reinforce the current high standards.

For the 2009 TEE, Churchlands was the highest ranked public school, based on the number of students who scored 75% or more over four subjects. For the 2008 TEE, Churchlands was the second-highest ranked public school, based on the number of students who scored 75% or more over four subjects.[3]

Year % +75 in WACE[i] State ranking[ii] % +65 in WACE[iii] State ranking % graduation[iv]
2014 20.39 16 50.39 14 99.29[4]
2013 17.61 14 43.48 17 96.85[5]
2012 20.20 14 49.18 16 98.70[6]
2011 22.87 11 56.86 15 100[7]
2010 18.57 17 58.12 20 97.46[8]
2009 10 6 97.88[9]
  1. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  2. ^ Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  3. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. ^ Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

Music[edit]

Churchlands Senior High School's Gifted and Talented music program has run for more than three decades. Facilities include a 504-seat acoustically engineered concert hall, a music auditorium seating 254, a dedicated choral studio and with instrumental practice rooms. International recognition includes the attainment of honours at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and at the World Music Festival in Geneva. Student musicians perform for audiences in Australia and overseas with three-yearly tours to Europe, Asia and North America.

Ensemble performance is an integral part of the Churchlands music experience, and the performing ensembles include choirs, concert bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and guitar ensembles. To enter any level of the music program students must complete tests and auditions. Those who win a place in the program undertake an intensive course that is both practical and theoretical.

Working hard as part of a disciplined team, the students perform music in a wide range of styles, make rewarding friendships, travel, and contribute to the community. The program has a reputation, in Western Australia and beyond, for excellence in performance and music studies.

Enrolment patterns[edit]

Enrolment Patterns
2001-2015
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Totals
2001 238 216 265 290 279 1,288
2002 249 256 235 301 284 1,325
2003 242 270 285 288 244 1,353
2004 305 253 291 299 255 1,403
2005 361 318 295 318 280 1,572
2006 346 389 338 295 282 1,650
2007 357 355 397 365 290 1,764
2008 319 370 366 422 320 1,797
2009 298 320 385 374 389 1,766
2011 294 128 312 356 361 1,451
2012 360 302 139 324 328 1,453
2013 348 368 312 155 301 1,483
2014 353 360 378 330 145 1,566
2015 421 412 364 373 390 309 2,269

Notable alumni[edit]

Government[edit]

Academia & science[edit]

Art, entertainment and media[edit]

Business[edit]

Sport[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alphabetical List of Western Australian Schools" (pdf). Department of Education. Perth, WA: Government of Western Australia. 15 February 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Churchlands Senior High School News" (pdf). August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Curriculum Council School Comparison Statistics
  4. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  11. ^ Humphreys, Bill (June 2000). "Bundera Sinkhole". Cave Divers Association of Australia. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Findlay, Len (4 July 2007). "Photographer with a prize-winning touch". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°55′05″S 115°47′20″E / 31.918°S 115.789°E / -31.918; 115.789