The Participation Requirement
Students are required to stay in school or training or approved work (or in a combination of approved options) until the end of the year in which they turn 17 and 6 months or you have reached the age of 18 years, whichever happens first. For young people entering their last two years of compulsory education period there are a range of approved options to meet the School Education Act (1999) participation requirement.
These options are:
- Full-time school
- TAFE Institutes
- Other Registered Training Organisations
- Endorsed Community Based Course
- Approved Employment
- Combination of school/training/work
Support is available through the Senior School Manager for young people for whom full-time school is not the preferred option.
Students, with their parents, are required to make important Year 11 course selection decisions at the end of the first semester in Year 10. Every Year 10 student is allocated to a trained Course Advisor to guide them through the course selection process.
A range of education and training courses and programs are available to provide all our young people with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills about themselves, their community and the broader world in which they live.
At the end of senior secondary schooling, all students who have satisfactorily completed any WACE course unit, VET certificate or endorsed program will receive a folio of achievement. This folio may include one or more of the following:
Achievements in Year 11 and Year 12 will be used to determine if you are granted an award by the Authority.