Como Secondary College

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Como Secondary College
Como, Western Australia
Coordinates 32°00′12″S 115°52′13″E / 32.0032°S 115.8702°E / -32.0032; 115.8702Coordinates: 32°00′12″S 115°52′13″E / 32.0032°S 115.8702°E / -32.0032; 115.8702
Type Public, Co-educational
Motto Achieving and celebrating our personal best
Established 1969
Principal Digby Mercer
Enrolment 850
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Navy blue & white         

Como Secondary College is a public, co-educational state high school in Western Australia. The college is located on Bruce Street, in the suburb of Como.

The College[edit]

Como Secondary College, in Perth, Western Australia is an Independent Public (State) School – offering a surprising package of all round support for its students. It boasts a number of nationally respected specialist programs including;

Academic Talent: The EMITS (Enriched Mathematics, Information Technology and Science) program which is a selective program available by application, testing and interview. The EMITS students are placed in a streamed class for all core curriculum areas for the first three years and then progress seamlessly to the year eleven and twelve mainstream program. The College has developed a strong relationship with Curtin University – Western Australia’s largest and most multicultural university.

Golf: The Golf Academy is arguably Australia's best school program - with a string of local, state, and national titles and achievements to its credit. Over 16 professional golfers have graduated from the program, and the Academy holds five Australasian titles, five national teams’ titles, and thirteen state teams’ titles. A number of Academy players have been world schools' championships winners.

Hockey: The Hockey Program is probably Australia's best school hockey program (and most certainly Western Australia's best school program) - with both boys' and girls' teams dominating competition in Western Australia every year.

Music: The music program – an excellent program which produces fine musicians – has junior and senior Contemporary (Jazz/Swing) and Concert bands. The bands always succeed at the highest levels of competition – at the local and national level.

The College has an outstanding Pastoral Care Program. The small school prides itself in catering very successfully for its very diverse population of international students, regional WA students, academic talent program students, as well as golfing, hockey, and music students - all integrated yet with opportunities to specialise to the highest standards.

The diversity of the student population is broadened further by the contributions of a strong 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 WA students choose to board in the nearby Rotary House.

The College offers international tours in Hockey, Golf and Music and the opportunity of travel to different international destinations with the World Challenge organisation every two years.


The College is located on land that was part of the former Collier Pine Plantation, an area of approximately 900 acres, which was 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 17 (Years 7 to 12). It currently has 700 students attending, and takes Rotary exchange students from overseas.

Specialist programmes[edit]

The college offers specialist programs in Music, Hockey, Golf and EMITS (enriched mathematics, information technology and science) Academies.[2] The College's Como Hockey Academy was won numerous State School Championship Titles, with the girls teams holding 11 titles (1995, ’97, 2001–02, 2004–05 and 2007–10) with the boys teams holding 9 titles (2000–09). The Golf Academy has won a number of state, national and international titles and has had a significant number of state and national representatives as well as State and World Champions amongst its ranks.

Catchment area[edit]

As defined by the School Education Act 1999, the catchment area 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.

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. ^ "Como Secondary College". Education and Training International. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  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. 

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