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

Approved Specialist Programs Application Form



Parent/Guardian/Carer Details
Mr Mrs Ms

Parent/Guardian Address*(leave blank if same as above)

Your relationship to the child*

My child is intertsted in applying for the following Approved Specilialist Program/s*

Arts Media
AFL Football

Student to complete individual statements*

1) Why do you want to study a Approved Specialist Program:

2) Current experiences/interests you may have relating to your chosen program:

Please attach childs latest school report/NAPLAN;

Written reference or referral




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.


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.


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