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.

Approved Specialist Programs – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Approved Specialist Programs* – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications are now open for Approved Specialist Programs;

Specialist Artsmedia – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 28 April 2017

Specialist Engineering – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 28 April 2017

Specialist Australian Rules Football – APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 19 MAY 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.

Congratulations to Graduated Year 12 Students

2016 Year 12 Performance


  • Saskia LANE who achieved an ATAR of 98.20 and a Certificate of DISTINCTION.
  • Tara DUFF for achieving a Certificate of MERIT
  • Chelsea Devereux, Shaylee Armstrong, Samuel Daley, Maggie Woelms and Andrew Smith for achieving a Certificate III qualification.
  • Harrison Alford, Nafiza Alizadeh, Shaira Mari Antonio, Cloe Antunovich, Shaylee Armstrong, Bianca Climo, Samuel Daley, Chelsea Devereux, Alex Duke, Jadelyn Foster, Ashleigh Gaitskell, Callan Gray, Mirza Hadzic, Caitlin Harvey, Thomas Harvey-Wilson, Jerlie Honoridez, Mitchell Jones, Scott Kelly, Ethan Kelly-Akee, Jacob Matthews, Victor Paul, Aleisha Rule, Andrew Smith, Geraiyah Wiggan and Joshua Wolfe for achieving TWO Certificates or more.
  • Amber Cordingly, Mynka D’Souza, Oliver VonLanthen, Tara Duff for excellent ATAR performance.

Year 12 Attainment rate: 100%

WACE Achievement: 91%

Students with more than ONE qualification:

3 qualifications or more = 6 

2 qualifications = 20

Better than ‘like’ schools in 2014, 2015, 2016

Top 50 VET achievements in 2015 and 2016

Excellent course achievement:

Mathematics Specialist


Mathematics Methods





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: GovernorStirling.shs@education.wa.edu.au.

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: GovernorStirling.SHS@education.wa.edu.au

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 Marissa.Forgione@education.wa.edu.au 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 Shaun.Holker@education.wa.edu.au

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

2017 Key Dates

Term 1

Wed 01 Feb – First Day of Students Return

Mon 06 March- Public Holiday – Labour Day

Wed 05 April – School Development Day – Pupil free day

Fri 07 April – End of term 1


Term 2

Mon 24 April – School Development Day – Pupil free day

Tues 25 April – Public Holiday – ANZAC Day

Wed 26 April  – First Day of Students Return

Mon 05 June – Public Holiday – WA Day

Wed 28 Jun – School Development Day – Pupil free day

Fri 30 June – End of term 2


Term 3

Tues 17 July  – First Day of Students Return

Friday 18 Aug – School Development Day – Pupil free day

Fri 22 Sept – End of term 3


Term 4

Mon 09 Oct  – First Day of Students Return

Thur 14 Dec – End of term 4

Fri 15 Dec – last day for staff – School Development Day


2015 Year 12 Performance

Graduation = 96%
Attainment = 96%
Median ATAR = 75.8
Percent of 75+ = 21%
VET Achievement = 37th of all schools in the State

Certificate of Commendation – Jaymin Moffat, Karanvir Sandhu
Australian Super Award for Excellence – Travis Brock