Kent Street Senior High School

Kent Street Senior High School Information

Schools offering access to special programs:

Students wishing to enrol in one of these schools must be participate in one of the special programs:

  • Aviation Studies
  • Cricket Studies
  • Tennis Studies
  • Fashion and Design Studies


Kent Street Senior High School overlooks the city of Perth which is only four kilometres away. The school is located just south of the Swan River close to Curtin University of Technology and Swan TAFE. Bus transport is close at hand to the city, nearby suburbs and the railway line.


Kent Street Senior High School was the first government school built on the southern side of the Swan River. Past students include the Governor General of Australia, politicians, judges and lawyers, business people, educators, Olympians, scientific researchers, engineers, doctors and nurses, airline and air force pilots, and tradespeople. The Kent Street students come from diverse backgrounds and study a range of courses designed to expand their capabilities and enable them to access university, technical and vocational pathways. The students can also undertake learning in the workplace in specific industries through Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs. The school has the largest grounds of any government school in Perth and the facilities include a gymnasium, a pool, a music centre, a drama theatre, library, computing rooms, an Education as a Second Language (ESL) Centre, an Aviation Centre, home economics and design and technology facilities.


  • French and Japanese.


More than 250 students undertake specialist courses as a major focus of their learning program. High achieving Year 8-10 students can apply to enrol in the Academic Extension Program which provides a rigorous, enriching program as special preparation for studies at university.

  • Aviation Studies
  • The Aviation Course is divided into two elements, the study of flight at lower school and the senior Aviation Course contributes as a full subject for University or TAFE entry at Years 11 and 12. The aviation students receive a minimum of four hours instruction in the course each week. Kent Street has a large purpose-built Aviation Centre that comprises a lecture theatre, a dedicated classroom, a seminar room and an aircraft workshop.
  • The students in Years 9-12 are also given the opportunity to participate in the building of the aircraft they will fly in the future. The school owns and operates three aircraft which are accommodated in a hangar located at Jandakot Airport about 20 minutes from the school. The Aviation Course is highly regarded by the aviation community and the students are able to participate in workplace learning in a number of aviation organisations. The school has strong links to the Aviation Program at Edith Cowan University, Swan TAFE and the WA Aviation College located at Jandakot Airport.
  • Cricket Studies
  • Students can analyse their technique, measure and monitor fitness, research the history of cricket, learn about nutrition and sports psychology, practice captaincy, study laws and umpiring qualifications, complete a Sports First Aid course and complete a Level 1 Coaching Course that leads to the National Cricket Coaching Accreditation. In Years 11 and 12, the cricket course students can study a wide range of other courses, including university entrance courses.
  • The students also undertake a Structured Workplace Learning program where they can learn about the occupations and careers in the cricket industry. The Kent Street Cricket Course is in partnership with the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) which provides students with the use of its excellent facilities, specialist coaching, administration assistance and participation in key sporting events. Graduates from the cricket course have gone on to represent Western Australia in the Pura Cup and other national competitions while the majority of students go on to play cricket at high levels.
  • Tennis Studies
  • Sport First Aid, nutrition studies, sports psychology, tennis strategy and management skills. In Years 11 and 12, the students select five other courses to complement the Tennis Course and support their vocational ambitions. The students may also undertake a Structured Workplace Learning Program to learn about the occupations and careers associated with the tennis and sporting industries from first hand work experiences. Graduating students from the Tennis Course have the opportunity to move to University or TAFE depending on the subjects they study.
  • Students are given opportunities to play, coach and umpire tennis within Western Australia and play in interstate and international competitions. Kent Street SHS has links with Western Australian Tennis Administration and can assist students seeking American College Scholarships.
  • Fashion and Design Studies
  • The course is taught across two learning areas, the Arts, and Technology and Enterprise, for four hours per week. The fashion context focuses and motivates the students to develop both their design and artistic ability using a range of garment materials and different manufacturing approaches. In Years 11 and 12, the students study Visual Arts and Materials (clothing and fabrics) and customise their course for University or technical education entrance. Students can also undertake workplace experience and are provided with industry contacts as well as excursions to design and training centres.


Kent Street Senior High School provides ESL courses for students with limited English capacity. International students with some English development will be able to enrol in these courses instead of mainstream English.