Network Maintenance

On July 19th at 3pm, we’re performing necessary major infrastructure upgrades to the schools IT Platform. We anticipate this planned outage to take approximately 2 school days to complete. Please note that due to this reason on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of July, SMS absentee notification from the school to parents will be unavailable as well as all email services.

If you require to contact the school or notify us on your child’s absence during this period, you can do so in person or via phoning the front office on 6274 0300.

The schools IT Platform will return to normal after this date. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Students are to attend classes as per normal during this period.

School Bus 754 extends to Jane Brook from 17 July 2017

Commencing Monday 17 July 2017, School Special 754 servicing Governor Stirling Senior High School and La Salle College, will now extend to Jane Brook.


WA Education Awards

Because of You!

WA Education Award nominations are now open to all community members, parents and staff.

The awards recognise exceptional principals, inspirational teachers, outstanding support staff and excellent schools. They also honour and reward the dedication and passion of staff in public schools who are committed to providing the best possible education to children and young people across WA.

Secondary School Categories:

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award
  • Secondary Principal of the Year
  • Education Assisstant of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer of the Year
  • School Services Staff Member of the Year
  • WA Secondary School of the Year

Nominating is easy, visit to get started!

Nominations close 28 July 2017.

Approved Specialist Programs – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Approved Specialist Programs* – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Second round applications are now open for Approved Specialist Programs;

Specialist Artsmedia – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 11 August 2017

Specialist Engineering – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 11 August 2017

Specialist Australian Rules Football – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 11 August 2017

For more information and to apply click here

Approved Specialist Programs Advert.

*Approved Specialist Programs are available to children living outside our local intake area.

Update of contact information

Please complete the following and return to the Administration Office or Student Services by Friday 2 June 2017.

Update of contact information.

Connect Application – Streamlining Parent Communications


Connect is an easy, secure way to communicate electronically with teachers. Teachers at Governor Stirling Senior High School are using Connect to update parents on classroom activities including photos and learning resources as well as provide a personal view of your child/ren work, assessments, feedback and attendance.

Our school leaders and teachers are using Connect to streamline whole-school communications to parents including:

  • class calendars
  • week by week attendance information
  • assessment outlines, information drawn from reporting to parents; and
  • sending out reminders and alerts.

How to access Connect?

Parents will be given their own secure login to Connect through the school upon submission of registration. This will be a P-number as a user name and a starting password that you can change.

To register for a Connect login, you can down load a registration form: Connect-Application-Form.pdf or collect one through our front office administration. All forms must be completed and returned to the school in person or by scanned and emailing to:

We hope that you enjoy the Connect experience and see it as an exciting new way to stay in touch with your child’s school journey at Governor Stirling Senior High School.


Proposed School Fence

I am pleased to announce Governor Stirling Senior High School has gained limited funding for the installation of a security fence around the perimeter of the school buildings.

This fence will improve staff and student safety. It will also discourage the antisocial behaviour that has resulted in high levels of vandalism.

A visual representation of the fence style is displayed in the image below along with the attached proposed fence line map for commenting.

Proposed fence line map.

Comments need to be in writing to the school Principal including your contact details to allow for follow up. Comments can be returned in person via the main entrance letter box or alternatively you can email your response to the school at:

Host Family Enquiry

Host Family Enquiry

Hosting an international high school exchange student or an Italian University student in your home, on a voluntary basis, can be an experience for you and your family.

What makes a great host family?

  • Interested in international culture and gaining a new family member.
  • Families that value togetherness, friendship, sharing and understanding.
  • Able to assist in providing transport to and from school.

It’s easy and it’s fun!

Who you will be hosting;

Option 1: University Student (from Milano); used as a native speaker in our Italian classroom.

The University student you host will be obligated to attend the school for 20hrs a week for an 8 week program. The student will offer Italian native speaker activities to small groups of students studying Italian within our school coordinated by the Italian teacher. This program runs throughout the full year of 2017.


Option 2: Italian High School Student;

The Italian student you are hosting will be obligated to attend school as per a normal student schedule for an 8 week period. The student will become part of your family and this program runs between June and July 2017. Families who host a student will have access to the SENDING program which enables an Australian student to travel to Italy and stay with a host family for 6-8 weeks.


There are many excellent students to welcome into your life and the school would be very appreciative of your assistance. For more information about becoming a volunteer host family, please send your enquiry to or call the school during school hours on 62740300.

Marissa Forgione

GSSHS Italian Teacher




P & C Annual General Meeting 21st March 2017

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Governor Stirling Senior High School P & C has been re-scheduled to  Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, at 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Meeting will be held in the Conference Room. All community members are welcome.

School Board 2017

The school board meetings are held in the Administration Building at the school, or in the Arts Centre if there are many public attendees.  Meetings start at 4:30pm – 6.00pm

Staff, parents and students are welcome to attend every meeting.  It is appreciated if you register your intention to attend by emailing

Meeting dates for 2017 are:

Monday 20 February

Tuesday 21 March

Monday 15 May

Tuesday 20 June

Monday 7 August

Monday 11 September

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 28 November

Members of our 2017 School Board

Staff: Pasco Putrino (Principal), Stephen Palandri, Rhiannon Geddis,

Non Staff: Josie Daniele (Acting Chair), Nicola Peiris, Jodi Mullen,

Mike Burbridge, Graham Lane, Stephen Matthews, Graeme Dewar.


Josie Daniele

Steve Matthews


Nicola Peiris


Jodie Mullen


Mike Burbridge