Kaya wandjoo yok wer maaman. Wanjoo ngala kaartadjiny-mia Governor Stirling SHS Noongar boodjar.

Established in 1959, Governor Stirling Senior High School has a proud history of academic and sporting excellence based on an educational experience that promotes respect, hard work and achievement.


Our students enjoy a positive and supportive learning environment responsive to their particular abilities and learning style. Our experienced teachers encourage students to imagine the possibilities, create opportunities and achieve their dreams.


To enrich the learning experience of each child we offer a suite of programs including Gifted & Talented, Specialist Engineering, Specialist Artsmedia, Specialist Australian Rules Football and school based programs in Academic Extension, Netball, Dance, Music, Aboriginal Education and nationally accredited vocational certifications. Rebuilt in 2012, today our students have access to a $63 million dollar state-of-the-art school campus, specialist teachers and links to various tertiary and industry bodies.






School Base Programs


The Netball Program involves four contact hours per week consisting of both theory and practical based content.

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This course is designed around 4 key outcomes – performance, composition, analysis and socio-cultural context.

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Vocational learning

VET opportunities are available to Year 11 & 12 students and provide access to further education and training pathways.

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Maali Centre Programs

The Maali Centre provides Aboriginal students with an inviting and culturally suitable environment.

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Specialist Artsmedia

Delivered in partnership with universities and industry, the Specialist Program in Artsmedia provides students with in-depth industry knowledge and access to the latest technology to develop their skills in visual arts, digital and game design, film and television, journalism and photojournalism.

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Specialist Engineering

Governor Stirling Senior High School is Western Australia’s specialist engineering school. Students will be taught by highly skilled teachers and industry experts and engage in real life engineering projects, workshops and competitions.

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Specialist AFL

The Football Program has achieved enormous success in developing rising stars in the AFL and WAFL in cooperation with junior clubs & District Development Squads.

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At Govo, we like to keep in touch with past students and their successes.

We are very proud of how our past student’s leanings have turned into opportunities in the real world.

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Govo Goodness

If you’ve got the GOODS, then we have the SERVICE!

The GOVO Goodness Collection Service (GGCS) is a community collection hub run by a small committee group within the school.

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Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Sunday Aryang, class of 2018, for winning a GOLD medal for Australia in the Netball at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The whole Govo community is so proud of you!
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Congratulations to all of you

Such an inspiring young woman. Well done Sunday!

Well done Sunday! Can’t wait to see your smiling face on the GSSHS Wall of Fame ❤️

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Last night at Gallery Central NMTAFE was the META Exhibition Launch, where 6 of our Year 12 students had their work displayed. The annual exhibition showcases outstanding works by Year 11 and 12 students state-wide and selection is highly competitive.

Congratulations to all students who were selected:

Amra Osmanovic (General Visual Art)
Bo Peters (General Design: Photography)
Earl Infante (General Design: Photography)
Tamzin Belcher (General Design: Photography)
*Photography Winner
Chelsie Alessandrino (General Design: Photography)

Special congratulations to Tamzin Belcher who won the Photography award for her portrait ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ from the class series portraying The Seven Deadly Sins.

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I will definitely go check it out at Tafe Gallery. Fantastic work, students!

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