North Lake Senior Campus
North Lake Senior Campus Infomation
North Lake Senior Campus is committed to fostering the pursuit of knowledge and commitment to the achievement of potential acceptance and respect of self, respect and concern for others and their rights, social and civic responsibility, and environmental responsibility.
The North Lake Senior Campus community believes in diversity, equity and flexibility, encouraging students to establish quality relationships and to do their personal best.
North Lake Senior Campus is located in the attractive residential suburb of Kardinya. The campus is 15 minutes south of Perth city centre and 15 minutes east of the city centre of Fremantle. It is a few minutes away from Murdoch University and the major suburban shopping centre of Garden City which has cinemas, food halls and all major retail outlets. The campus is located on the circular bus route that provides easy access to Perth, Fremantle and many suburbs south of Perth.
North Lake Senior Campus is a quality school providing Year 11 and 12 courses to a diverse group of young adults and adults. The campus specialises in preparing students for university entrance, but also offers a range of vocational subjects.
Students may choose from a smorgasbord of courses to suit their individual needs, interests and aspirations. North Lake Senior Campus offers small class sizes and a sophisticated, mature learning environment.
Families in the area are happy to host international students and the school has enrolled international students from countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Students may enrol at North Lake Senior Campus in second semester. This gives students extra preparation before entering full year courses in Years 11 and 12.
The buildings and resources of North Lake Senior Campus are of the highest quality and they are extremely well maintained. The attractive grounds are surrounded by bushland, and facilities available to students include a cafeteria, a high quality library, a fully equipped gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a media/photography centre which includes an FM radio station, and modern educational facilities in all teaching programs. Students also have access to the library and facilities of nearby Murdoch University.
Vocational programs in hospitality and tourism, and design and technology courses in automotive, metals and wood fabrication have strong reputations for preparing well qualified graduates. North Lake Senior Campus has a record of good results in both tertiary entrance and wholly school assessed subjects. Graduates equally go to universities, TAFE colleges and the work force. Many former students have won scholarships to Notre Dame University.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
North Lake Senior Campus has in Intensive English Centre for post compulsory students.
A high level of competence in English is important for students wanting to study subjects such as history, economics and English. The English as a Second Language course in Years 11 and 12 is suited to international students. Extra Englis language support is available through an Intensive English Centre in which teachers provide expert tutition to students who require English language support in preparation for university entrance programs. International students will have their English language needs met at North Lake Senior Campus.
These programs are available to international fee paying students. Interested students should contact the school for information about application procedures.
- Bridging courses give students the opportunity to catch up on physics, chemistry, mathematics and English before commencing tertiary entrance courses.
- Traineeships in hospitality operations offer paid work placement as part of the full time program.
- Vocational Education and Training programs in hospitality and tourism, information technology, industrial studies, and beauty therapy enable students to gain credit for TAFE courses and to develop workplace skills.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
The well-being of each student is supported by extensive academic, career and social guidance. The careers advice centre is manned full time and trained student advisors provide pastoral support in conjunction with the campus psychologist,
student liaison officer, nurse, study skills coordinator and youth workers. A student support coordinator is responsible for the social well-being of the students. Extensive feedback is provided to students and families about student achievement.
The campus has established a mentor system where teachers are assigned to a small group of students and give individual support and advice. International students are extremely welcome members of the campus community and have the support of an international student coordinator who keeps in close touch with international students and arranges regular meetings with students, agents and homestay carers.