Specialist Programs – Apply Now

We are proud to be able to offer three specialist programs at Governor Stirling SHS that allow our students to pursue their interests and strengths in:

Department of Education Endorsed Specialist Programs

Each specialist program is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. These programs equip your child with in-depth knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas.

Applications are now open for 2020 Year 7 students and close on Friday 10 May 2019.

Application for Enrolment

OLNA Testing

The OLNA enables students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating a minimum standard of literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy. The standard requires students to demonstrate proficiency in using a range of ACSF Level 3 skills in each component. The following link provides more information about the OLNA:


School Board Nominations

Please find attached a letter from Dr Putrino together with a nomination form, for parents wishing to nominate to be a part of the school board in 2019. The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 March 2019.

2018 Year 12 Performance

Congratulations to all students who graduated from Year 12 last year. Completing Year 12 is a wonderful achievement and something of which both parent and student should be proud of. Governor Stirling Senior High School sincerely wishes all 2018 Year 12 students the very best in their future endeavors.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances in 2018 ATAR results.

Academic Achievement Award For achieving a ATAR score of 90 and above:

Wenyan Lin

Tyler James Pryce

Taylor Jane Pescud

Kayla Jade Centracchio

Thomas Albertsen

Alexia Datario

Shih-Yoo Tsai

Recognition of an ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Distinction’ For achieving 190–200 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment:

Wenyan Lin

Recognition of an ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Merit’ For achieving 150–189 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment:

Kayla Jade Centracchio

Taylor Jane Pescud

Tyler James Pryce

ATAR 95 Club Students of 2018:

Wenyan Lin

Tyler James Pryce

School Performance WACE Achievement:

84% (Like schools 83%)

School Attainment: 100% (Like schools 95%) (Min ATAR of 55 OR Cert II)

Median ATAR: 80.2 (Like schools 70.3)

Achieved literacy: 100%

Achieved numeracy: 100%

Students with TWO more than VET qualifications: 29

Students with a Certificate III qualification: 14

Above State Course Achievement



Mathematics Methods

Mathematics Applications


Close to State Achievement


Mathematics Specialist



Human Biology

Yr 11 & 12 Ball 2019

A reminder to Year 11 & 12 students and parents that payment for the 2019 school ball is due to the front office by 4pm Friday 15 February. Late payments will not be accepted as venue costs will be finalised soon after this date.

Year 7 Team Building Excursion

To help new studnets transition into secondary school and develope realtionships, the Year 7 students will be participating in a Team Building Excursion on Friday 8 February 2019.

Please see attached information sent home to parents. Completed consent forms are due to the front office or by email to anthony.desilva2@education.wa.edu.au by Wednesday 12 December 2019.

Gifted and Talented Enrolments for 2020 Close Soon!

Applications close Sunday 10 February 2019. Late applications are not accepted.

If your child has exceptional academic ability, apply NOW for our Gifted and Talented Academic Program.

It offers a challenging curriculum for academically gifted children in four learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities.

Families can apply or find out more by clicking picture below.

2018 Subject Awards

Subject Awards 2018

Congratulations to all students who received Subject Awards for 2018.


Y7           Nethaka Godawitharan
Y8           Aaditya Shah
Y9           Heidi Elzer
Y10         Sean Ryan


Y7           David Slavin
Y8           Xane Evans
Y9           Sascha Taylor
Y10         Emily Camilleri


Y7           Rafael King
Y8           Savahna Millar
Y9           Emma Killeen
Y10         Asher McCarthy


Y7           Makiah Centracchio
Y8           Xane Evans
Y9           Emma Killeen
Y10         Emily Camilleri


Y7           Jerome Otanes
Y7           Ariel Sala Tenna
Y8           Anais Haslam
Y9           Jesse Shepherd


Y10         Emily Camilleri


Y7           Shania Sotto
Y8           Emily Healy
Y9           Selena Vidal
Y10         Joel Peiris


Y8           Savahna Millar
Y9           Corey Screaigh
Y10         Maya Broomhall

Specialist Artsmedia

Y7           Cosette Turner
Y8           Aaditya Shah
Y9           Jasmine Mumme
Y10         Jaime Mumme


Y7           Jaxon Dann
Y9           Rachel Pham
Y10         Nicola Kinnane


Y7           Cerise Ireland

Visual Arts

Y9           Daniesha Middleton

Specialist Engineering

Y9           Sascha Taylor

Applied Engineering

Y7           Sophie Polsen
Y8           Riley Kramer
Y9           Andy Tan
Y9           Zachary Fleming

Information &

Communications Technology

Y7           Alyssa Bourn-James
Y8           Xane Evans
Y9           Emma  Killeen

Digital Technologies

Y7           Ariel Sala Tenna


Y10         Subaru Saito Abdullah


Y7           Tahilia Lilly
Y8           Isobel Donohue
Y9           Isabella Kelly
Y10         Olivia Boyle

Food and You

Y7           Shania Sotto
Y8           Holly Walding
Y8           Angeline Guanzon

Food to Share

Y9           Heidi Elzer
Y9           Jasmin Beckwith

Let’s Cook

Y7           Marjorie Valera
Y9           Jesse Shepherd


Y10         Ysobelle Lastimado
Y10         Caitlyn McKechnie
Y10         Ashlee Polsen

Mechanical Workshop

Y10         Aiden Hendriks

Applied Engineering

Y7           Sophie Polsen
Y8           Riley Kramer
Y9           Andy Tan
Y10         Zachary Fleming
Y10         Marik Trajkovski

Specialist Engineering

Y7           Jack Benz
Y8           Xane Evans
Y10         Freja Jensen
Last day of Term 4 – 2018

The last day for students this year is Thursday 13 December 2018.

First day of Term 1 – 2019 is Monday 4 February 2019.

Please click here for 2019 term dates.

Minister’s Statement to Address Violence in Schools

We believe every child has the right to be safe at school. We provide learning environments that foster good behaviour and respect for your children and those around them.

Fortunately, most students attending public schools in Western Australia are able to learn in safe and supportive environments. At times, though, some students can be physically aggressive. This is never acceptable as it can cause psychological and physical harm to those involved, as well as disruption to teaching and learning. 

The State Government has released a Statement to address violence in schools. It sets out 10 actions to help school staff, families and communities work together on this complex issue. Programs and resources will be available for parents to support their children and where appropriate parents and staff will work closely to ensure their children maintain positive behaviour at school. A copy of the Statement is available on the Department’s website at education.wa.edu.au.

It is important to understand that these changes focus on students who have intentionally been physically aggressive towards others. Students with a disability who either cannot manage their behaviour or do not intend to harm others are not the target of this plan. 

As parents, you also play a vital role. Your children benefit from you modelling and rewarding positive behaviour. I look forward to your ongoing support to keep our school a safe place for all.

Yours sincerely

Dr Pasco Putrino


5 December 2018