Churchlands Senior High School
|Churchlands Senior High School|
|Motto||Aim High & Achieve|
|Enrolment||2437 students (18 October 2016)|
|Colour(s)||Teal, navy blue, gold and red
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.
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.
|Year||% +75 in WACE[i]||State ranking[ii]||% +65 in WACE[iii]||State ranking||% graduation[iv]|
- Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
- Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
- Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
- Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate
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.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12||Totals|
- Kerry Sanderson – Governor of Western Australia, CEO of Fremantle Port Authority (1991-2008)
- Eric Ripper - Deputy Premier and WA Treasurer 2001-2008, Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia 2008-2012
Academia & science
- Aron Chakera - Rhodes Scholar
- Mike Fitzpatrick - Rhodes Scholar
- Andrew Poole - cave diver & explorer, co-discovered longest cave in Indonesia, and co-discovered the remipede species L. exleyi in a sink hole near Exmouth
- Ian Puddey - Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia
Art, entertainment and media
- Taryn Fiebig - soprano, Opera Australia
- Conor Barton - drummer, Mosquito Coast, Winner of Triple J Unearthed High 2015
- Sally Carbon - radio host, journalist, & children story-book writer
- Neil Eliot (1955-2007) - press photographer, Walkley Award 1991 & Press Photograph of the Year 1992
- Neil Fisenden - flautist, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra & West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Christopher Malcolm - art curator, Director of the John Curtin Gallery
- Allan Myers - clarinetist, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra & West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Michael Turkic - actor, director, & producer of musical theatre
- Christine Turpin - timpanist, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Mike Fitzpatrick - Director, Rio Tinto Ltd
- John Gillam - Managing Director of Bunnings, CSBP
- Melanie Greensmith - fashion designer, co-founder Wheels and Doll Baby
- Zhenya Tsvetnenko - Chief Executive Officer of Zhenya Group of Companies (also attended Rossmoyne Senior High School)
- Neil Brooks - swimming, Moscow Olympics 1980 gold medal 4 × 100 m medley relay, Los Angeles Olympics 1984 silver medal 4 × 100 m medley relay, bronze medal 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
- Calvin "C.J." Bruton - basketballer, Australian Boomers, Brisbane Bullets NBL
- Sharon Buchanan - hockey, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988 gold medal, Barcelona Olympics 1992, Hockeyroos Captain, Champion's Trophy Player of the Tournament at Berlin 1991; Buchanan was also selected for the Australian team that boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980
- Sally Carbon - hockey, Seoul Olympics 1988 gold medal
- Mike Fitzpatrick - VFL footballer, Carlton premiership captain 1981 & 1982, captained Victoria 1982, Chairman of the AFL Commission
- Richard Pengelley - water polo, Los Angeles Olympics 1984 & Seoul Olympics 1988
- Tom Stachewicz - swimming, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988, Barcelona 1992 - Swimming Western Australia Hall of Fame 2009
- Christine Stanton - high jumper, Moscow Olympics 1980, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988
- David Watts - rowing, Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016
- "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.
- "Churchlands Senior High School News" (pdf). August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
- Curriculum Council School Comparison Statistics
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Retrieved 16 May 2010.
- Humphreys, Bill (June 2000). "Bundera Sinkhole". Cave Divers Association of Australia. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Findlay, Len (4 July 2007). "Photographer with a prize-winning touch". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- Main School web site
- Music Department web site
- Department of Education and Training Gifted and Talented web site