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2018 Key Dates

Term 1

Wednesday, 31 January Term 1 begins for students
Monday, 5 March

Friday, 30 March

Monday, 2 April

Labour Day Holiday

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Tuesday, 3 April

Wednesday, 11 April

Friday, 13 April

Easter Tuesday

Student Free Day

End of Term 1

Saturday 14 April – Sunday 29 April End of Term Holidays

Term 2

Monday, 30 April Student Free Day
Tuesday, 1 May

Monday 4 June

Wednesdays, 27 June

Term 2 begins for students

Western Australia Day

Student Free Day

Friday, 29 June End of Term 2
Saturday 30 June – Sunday 15 July End of Term Holidays
                                                                             Term 3
Monday, 16 July Student Free Day
Tuesday, 17 July Term 3 begins for students
Friday, 21 September End of Term 3
Saturday 22 September – Sunday 7 October End of Term Holidays
                                                                             Term 4
Monday, 8 October Term 4 begins for students
Friday 14 December Student Free Day
Thursday, 13 December End of Term 4 for students
Friday, 14 December End of Term 4 for Teachers


School Calendar


Pupil Free Day and Parent/Teacher Interviews

Pupil Free Day and Parent/Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 27 June 2018 is a Pupil Free Day. Staff will undertake Professional Development, which will then be followed by the Parent/Teacher interview afternoon. Five minute interviews are available by appointment only, from 1:00 pm to 5:55pm for you to discuss your son/daughter’s progress.

To book interviews please use the online booking system (SOBS). If you do not have access to the internet please contact the school office to arrange your interview times, no later than 12 noon Tuesday 26 June.

The online procedure is as follows:

In your web browser type www.govo.wa.edu.au and when this appears click the SOBS online booking system icon (located on the home page) and follow the link.

The online booking system will be accessible from 6am Monday 18 June through to midnight Tuesday 26 June. No interview requests will be accepted outside of these times.

Teachers may request an interview with you if they feel there is a matter of importance which should be discussed.

Semester 1 reports will be published via CONNECT at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 June. If you are unable to view your report you are welcome to collect your report on the afternoon of the interviews from 1:00 pm through the front office.

Please bring your child to accompany you to the interview as this often assists the discussion and clarification of outcomes.

Year 10 Subject Selection Online SSO

Dear Parent/Guardian

In 2018, subject selection for Year 10’s has been streamlined through the use of Subject Selection Online (SSO). Your child will be able to access the program for subject selection from 12 June at 6.45pm until the start of the course counselling sessions on 27 June at 12.00pm.

To begin this process, click on the SSO logo below:


Please note, the site is only available between the times and dates above.

How can my child log in?

Your child will need to go the website, and go to the Reset Password link. They will need to enter their Department of Education email address and click Submit.

An email will be sent to the address that was entered, containing the login code which will then allow your child to set a new password.

What do I need to do as a parent/carer?

Discuss the selections with your child. It’s also a good idea to sit with them and read the information, as it also includes information about payments. High Cost options need to have 50% of the total paid at the time of selecting the subject. If you have any queries or concerns relating to payment, please contact the school.

You can make payment for your child’s selections using a credit or debit card, by clicking the BPoint button in the selection process. You should only do this after you have checked your child’s selections and printed the selection report and signed.

What do I do if I need help?

Any questions associated with logging in or navigating the web site will be answered by the school. Please note that administration at SSO cannot directly assist you. Any general questions about the selection process can also be dealt with by the school. More specific queries concerning your child’s subject selection can be addressed at the course counselling sessions on Wednesday 27 June. Bookings for these sessions will be available soon.

You can contact the school on 6274 0300 during school office hours.

Kind Regards,

Leonie Squire

Deputy Principal

Governor Stirling SHS

Year 10 Subject Selection and Course Counselling 2018

Year 10 Subject Selection and Course Counselling 2018

A meeting will be held in the Governor Stirling SHS Performing Arts Theatre on Tuesday 12 June, 6:00 – 7:00 pm,  for all Year 10 students and their parents. Information will be presented regarding subject selection for Year 11 2019. This year we are using an online selection system to streamline the process. Details about the process will be outlined at the meeting, along with current School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) requirements for WACE attainment, and subject-specific information. Every student attending will be given a 2018 SCSA Year Ten Information Handbook. Course counselling will then be held at the end of the term. Details in terms of time and place will be communicated shortly.


Second round applications are now open for Approved Specialist Programs*;

  • Specialist Artsmedia
  • Specialist Engineering
  • Specialist Australian Rules Football

Limited places are still available, SECOND ROUND APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

WEDNESDAY 20 June 2018.

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.

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

NAPLAN Online – Information For Parents

Why do students do NAPLAN tests?

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life.

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

2017 Year 12 Performance Congratulations

2017 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 2017 Year 12 students the very best in their future endeavors.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances in 2017 ATAR results.


Academic Achievement Award (certificate)
For achieving a  ATAR score of 90 and above.
Jakob Daniel Wyatt
Sebastian Alessandrino
Alasdair Glen Philip
Andrew Kelly
Lee Vincent Thomasson
Reece Jones
Kaiden Maitland
Ruth Brown
Recognition of ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Distinction” (certificate)
For achieving 190–200 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment.
Jakob Daniel Wyatt
Alasdair Glen Philip
Recognition of ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Merit” (certificate)
For achieving 150–189 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment.
Lee Vincent Thomasson
Jasmin Rose Faulkner
Sebastian Alessandrino
Reece Jones
Andrew Anthony Kelly
NEW – ATAR 95 CLUB (students names recognised on school display board plus given a medallion)
Jakob Daniel Wyatt
Sebastian Alessandrino
Alasdair Glen Philip
Andrew Anthony Kelly
Lee Vincent Thomasson


Congratulations also to the following students for receiving Subject Awards for their outstanding performances in 2017.

Certificates for Year 12 Students 2017


Subject Merit Award Credit award Subject Award
Mathematics Applications Jasmine Faulkner Maia Beale,

Kaiden Maitland

Alasdair Philip
Mathematics Methods Andrew Kelly Sebastian Alessandrino,

Reece Jones

Jakob Wyatt
Mathematics Specialist Sebastian Alessandrino, Jakob Wyatt
Mathematics Essentials Eric Guanzon Mason Birch Haya Zalghaneh


Taylor Stephenson Amber Imbrogio Haylee Britton
Human Biology ATAR Kaiden Maitland Andrew Kelly Lee Thomasson
Biology ATAR Jasmin Faulkner Alasdair Philip Lee Thomasson
Physics ATAR Sebastian Alessandrino Reece Jones Jakob Wyatt
Chemistry ATAR Sebastian Alessandrino Alasdair Philip

Andrew Kelly

Jakob Wyatt
Integrated Science Haylee Britton Mason Birch

Sarah Compagnoni

Elma Osmanovic
English ATAR Jakob Wyatt Alasdair Philip Ruth Brown
English General Elma Osmanovic
History ATAR
Geography ATAR
Physical Education Studies Shannon Clinch Ven Cordova Leyla Muhamerovic
Outdoor Education General Joseph Butler Chloe Sanford Anya Fey
Cert II Sport & Recreation (AFL) Maia Beale
Cert II Sport & Recreation (Netball) Anya Fey
Building and Construction General Daniel Wilton Eric Guanzon Caitlin Duncalfe
Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation Rhyanna Musarra Daniel Wilton Hans Benz
Creative Industries Ronan O’Neill Jordan Ferreirinha,

Schallen Jackson

Certificate II Business Kimberley Coleman Karlee Nicol
Certificate II Information Digital Media & Technology Rhakiesha Clinch Brody Walling
Certificate II Hospitality (Kitchen operations) Casey Ellis Anya Fey
Career and Enterprise General Sarah Compagnoni Chloe Sanford Elma Osmanovic,

Jasmyn Lawrence

Accounting and Finance Andrew Kelly Kaiden Maitland,

Reegan Brook

Visual Arts General Liezl Taduran Ashlen Gill
Photography General Hannah Poole Liezl Taduran
Dance ATAR Georgia Kinnane
Dance General Lucy West



Graduation = 84%

Attainment = 93%

Vet Participation = 85%

Median ATAR = 77.4

Percent of 75+ = 11.3%

Achieved literacy: 100%

Achieved numeracy: 99%


Students with more than ONE qualification:

3 qualifications or more = 1 

2 qualifications = 37

Above State Course Achievement:

Account & Finance




Close to State Achievement:

Human Biology

Mathematics Applications

Mathematics Methods


Physical Education



School Board Dates

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 Karen.Fooks@education.wa.edu.au

Meeting dates for 2018 are:

Monday 19 February

Monday 9 April

Monday 28 May

Monday 13 August

Monday 29 October

Monday 26 November

Members of our 2018 School Board

Staff: Pasco Putrino (Principal), Stephen Palandri, Rhiannon Geddis, Karen Fooks (Minute Secretary).

Non Staff: Graham Lane (Chair), Josie Daniele (Deputy Chair), Nicola Peiris, Mike Burbridge, Soren Jensen, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Stephen Matthews, Graeme Dewar.

Update of Contact Information

It’s important for all parents/guardians to keep the school informed if circumstances/contact details for their student changes.

To make these up-dates, simply call the Administration Office or Student Services on 6274 0300 during school hours.