Como Secondary College

Coordinates: 32°00′12″S 115°52′13″E / 32.0032°S 115.8702°E / -32.0032; 115.8702
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Como Secondary College
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Como, Perth, Western Australia

Coordinates32°00′12″S 115°52′13″E / 32.0032°S 115.8702°E / -32.0032; 115.8702
TypeIndependent public co-educational specialist high day school
MottoAchieving and celebrating our personal best[citation needed]
Established1969; 54 years ago (1969)
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalDigby Mercer
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Navy blue and white
Como Secondary College entrance road
Como Secondary College administration

Como Secondary College is an independent public co-educational specialist high day school, located in Como, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1969, the College caters for approximately 850 students from Year 7 to Year 12.


The College is located on land that was part of the former Collier Pine Plantation, an area of approximately 364 hectares (900 acres), planted in 1925 by the WA Forests Department.[1]

The College was constructed in 1968, with the first classes commencing in February 1969. The College is open to students of ages 12 to 18 (Year 7 to Year 12). It currently has nearly 900 students attending classes, and often take Rotary exchange students from overseas on school exchange.

College life[edit]

As defined by the School Education Act 1999, the Intake Area[2] for Como Secondary College covers the entire suburbs of South Perth, Como, Manning, Salter Point, Karawara, Waterford and Wilson,[3] with the feeder primary schools of Como, Collier, Manning, Wilson and Curtin.

15% of the student enrolments are from beyond the local catchment, attending the school's specialist studies programs. The diversity of the student population is broadened by the contributions of an International Students' program at the school and by students who come from all over the metropolitan area and regional Western Australia to be part of one of the specialist programs. Many regional students choose to board in the nearby Rotary House, Victoria Park.

The College offers international tours in hockey, golf, music, and the opportunity of travel to different international destinations with the World Challenge community service and humanitarian expedition every two years.


The Golf Academy is one of the most successful school programmes in Australia - with a string of local, state, national titles, and achievements to its credit. Over 16 professional golfers including Matt Jager, Kristie Smith and Hannah Green have graduated from the program, and the Academy holds five Australasian titles, five national teams’ titles,[4] and thirteen state teams’ titles.[5][6] The Como Golf Academy has won a number of state, national, international titles, and has had a significant number of state and national representatives as well as State and World Champions amongst its ranks.


The Hockey Program is Australia's best school hockey program - with both boys'[7] and girls'[8] teams dominating competitions in Western Australia every year. The College's Hockey Academy has won numerous State School Championship Titles.

  • 2000-2009, 2011-12, 2013-2017 David Bell Cup (Open Boys) Champions[9]
  • 1995, 1997, 2000-02, 2004-05, 2007-11, 2016-17 Buchanan Cup (Open Girls) Champions[10]
  • 2006-08, 2010-14, 2017 Ross Meadows Shield (Year 7-9 Mixed) Champions[11]

On 18 August 2017, the Como Hockey Academy set a Guinness World Record[12] for the Largest Hockey Lesson, the Lesson included 618 participants.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William, J; Moore, S; Warren, C (2005). "1919 to 1935: A pivotal period for the forests of the south west of Western Australia" (pdf). Murdoch University. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Local Intake Area Como Secondary College". Schools Online.
  3. ^ "School Education Act 1999 - Declaration of local-intake areas for schools with secondary students" (PDF). Western Australian Government Gazette. 29 December 2006. pp. 5861–5862. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ "History & Honour Roll – Australian Secondary Schools Teams Championship" (PDF). Golf Australia.
  5. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Secondary Golf". School Sport WA.
  6. ^ "School Sport WA – Golf WA Secondary Schools Championship". Golf WA.
  7. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Hockey Secondary Boys". School Sport WA.
  8. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Hockey Secondary Girls". School Sport WA.
  9. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Hockey Secondary Boys". School Sport WA.
  10. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Hockey Secondary Girls". School Sport WA.
  11. ^ "School Sport WA – Interschool Hockey Secondary Boys". School Sport WA.
  12. ^ "Como Hockey World Record".
  13. ^ "Como Secondary College Hockey Academy Smashes World Record". Southern Gazette.

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