Como Secondary College
Como Secondary College information
Como Secondary College encourages students to have care and respect for themselves, the community and the environment; to ask difficult questions and search for the elusive answers that will lead to understanding; and to use knowledge of their strengths to shape the future.
Como Secondary College is situated 10 minutes south of the Perth city centre and is close to Curtin University, shops, cafes, parks, the Swan River and cinemas. The college adjoins Collier Park Golf Complex, consistently voted Australia’s number one public golf course, and is next to the Perth Hockey Stadium, home of the state and Olympic hockey teams.
Como Secondary College is a safe and quiet middle-sized community school located on green playing fields and surrounded by tall pine trees which provide a very pleasant learning environment.
The college has a long tradition of successfully teaching academically talented international students from countries such as Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. The international students coordinator interviews prospective students so a reasonable level of English (ESL 4/5) is expected. Local families may be located to host international students.
Como Secondary College offers numerous and diverse learning environments from comprehensive computing facilities through to spacious sports grounds. These include a new performing arts complex for the teaching of music, media and drama as well as a visual arts building. Other facilities include a state of the art photography centre and fully equipped science rooms.
Indonesian and French (Years 8-12)
These programs are available to international fee paying students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.
- Golf Academy (Years 8-12) has been a popular and successful program with international students. It has produced champions who have gone on to pursue their golf careers internationally. Entry into this program is through trials and interview.
- Hockey Academy (Years 8-12). Como Secondary College is the state champion hockey school. Entry to this program is through trials and interview.
- Contemporary School of Music (Years 8-12). Students who are talented in music may apply for entry to this program.
- EMITS (Years 8-10) is a program enriched in mathematics, information technology and science and successful applicants enjoy accelerated and extended learning in these areas. International applicants for this course are selected by a panel made up of Curtin University and Como Secondary College representatives.