Greenwood College

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Greenwood College
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Greenwood College is located in Perth
Greenwood College
Greenwood College

Coordinates31°49′39″S 115°47′31″E / 31.8274°S 115.792°E / -31.8274; 115.792Coordinates: 31°49′39″S 115°47′31″E / 31.8274°S 115.792°E / -31.8274; 115.792
Former nameGreenwood Senior High School
TypeIndependent public co-educational high day school and intensive English centre
MottoLearn, Grow, Change
(IDEAS Project)
Established1 January 1976; 43 years ago (1976-01-01)[1][2]
School districtNorth Metro
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
School code4122
PrincipalJoanne Harris
Teaching staff64[1]
  • 8 administrative staff
  • 34 support staff[1]
Years7-12 & USE[note 1]
Enrolment1,062 (2016[1])
 • Other57 (USE[note 1])
 • ESL60%[3]
International studentsInternational fee paying (IFPS)[4]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Navy blue, red and white             
Team name
  • Greenwood Titans
  • Greenwood College Volleyball
  • Greenwood Bulldogs
Budget$11.6 million (net recurrent income)[5]

Greenwood College (formerly Greenwood Senior High School) is an independent public co-educational high day school and Intensive English Centre, located in Greenwood, a northern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The school caters for students from Year 7 to Year 12, Intensive English and USE[note 1] students.


Greenwood Senior High School was established in 1975 to serve the community of Greenwood.[6] It is part of the Government of Western Australia's Department of Education Independent Public School (IPS) system. In 2012, it changed its name to Greenwood College as part of the IPS process.

Co-curricular and extracurricular programs[edit]

The school offers a number of opportunities for enrolled students, including sports, co-curricular programs, and an aviation program.


Since 1995 the Physical Education Department has successfully promoted volleyball as an elite sport. Currently seventy Year 8 students are taking part in the first stage of the five year intensive volleyball program.


The Greenwood College Aeronautics & Aviation program provides an excellent foundation for further University, TAFE and ADFA courses related to aviation. Graduates from the Aeronautics program may gain credit points for the Aeronautics course at Edith Cowan University.

International Program[edit]

The Greenwood College International Program has been gradually growing since its beginnings in 2007. Currently there are over 20[citation needed] international students at the school who come from countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and Iran.

Students can choose to study in the Intensive English Center (IEC) or in the mainstream high school. Many students commence their studies in the IEC and then continue on in the mainstream to further their studies in Years 8 – 12.[citation needed]

Intensive English Centre[edit]

The Intensive English Centre (IEC) was established at Greenwood in 2007 after moving from its former location at Perth Modern. The Centre caters for the needs of students aged between 12 and 16 years of age, recently arrivals of migrant, refugee and international fee paying backgrounds in Western Australia from about 40 different national backgrounds and languages.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ungraded Secondary


  1. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "About Us". Greenwood Senior High School. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  7. ^ Thomson, Chris (22 November 2013). "Perth actor now honorary Perth citizen".

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