Specialist Program Enrolments

Governor Stirling Senior High School

Interested in applying your student into an Approved Specialist Program for high school?
Applications are now open and close Thursday 13 May 2021 for Year 7 intake 2022 into;

• Arts Media Approved Specialist Program
• Engineering Approved Specialist Program
• AFL Football Approved Specialist Program

Each specialised program is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. These programs equip your student with in-depth knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas. They will enjoy a rich learning environment that is both challenging and stimulating, taught by experienced teachers with specialised knowledge, helping students reach their full potential.

To apply online today click https://www.govo.wa.edu.au/online-enrolment-specialist-programs/

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

Approved Specialist AFL Program

Students are selected for the Specialist Football Program as a full-time course from Year 7 to 12. Students are able to build on their skills & knowledge with four contact hours per week, training and organised match play.

 

Year 11 and 12 students complete Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. The Football Program has achieved enormous success in developing rising stars in the AFL and WAFL in cooperation with junior clubs & District Development Squads. New applications for Years 7 – 10 are currently being accepted. Girls and Boys interested in the program are encouraged to apply.

Entry requirements

Entry into the Specialist Program is through a selection process. Students apply directly to the school. All applicants complete a physical try out (stage 1)  and a interview (stage 2).  Please provide a copy of the student’s most recent school report and Year 5 NAPLAN results. Students apply the previous year for entry in the following year (Year 6 for entry in Year 7). Year 5 students may also register their interest to receive information about future places by contacting the school on (08) 6274 0300.

When applying, please include;

  • a written reference from your school
  • a personal reference
  • and a copy of your most recent school report.

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Governor Stirling Senior High School

Approved Specialist Engineering Program

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.

Students will be equipped with skills they need to pursue a range of careers in engineering such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, environmental and civil engineering.

The Approved Specialist Program in Engineering is delivered with support from the University of Western Australia, and offers students:

  • Practical, insider knowledge and guidance from specialist teachers and industry experts to help students develop job ready skills.
  • Links to tertiary and industry bodies offer university pathways, scholarships, traineeships, and access to future training opportunities.
  • Excursions and participation in real life projects, competitions and exhibitions to inspire students to turn their skills into a career.

Commencing in Year 7, the Approved Specialist Program in Engineering is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week.

In Year 7 the Specialist Engineering Program is offered as an academic stream. This stream prepares students for university entrance. Our Specialist Engineering Program is also offered as a Vocational program stream in the later years.  This stream provides nationally recognised certification in a range of engineering related industries in preparation for future education or training.

 

Entry requirements

Entry into the Specialist Engineering Program is through a selection process. Students apply directly to the school (you can use the form below). All applicants complete a selection test (stage 1). Those students selected from this test go on to do a practical task and interview (stage 2). Please provide a copy of the student’s most recent school report and Year 5 NAPLAN results along with application.

Students apply the previous year for entry in the following year (Year 6 for entry in Year 7). Year 5 students may also register their interest.

To receive information about future places by contacting the school on (08) 6274 0300.

Approved Specialist Artsmedia Program

Specialist Artsmedia Program coordinator, Miss Lizzi Phillips, says the school has developed a “hands on, real life program” to prepare students for a career in the creative industries.

 

“Joining forces with Universities and related industries, gives our student’s the opportunities to work with and learn from the experts and graduate ready to work in growing industries such as visual arts, digital design, media or communications,” she said. 

 

”This program is about transforming traditional art practice with modern technology. This ability is the key to future educational and career outcomes for our students.”

Program Overview

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.

 

Delivered in partnership with Murdoch University this program offers students:

  • Practical, insider knowledge and guidance from specialist teachers
  • Industry experts to help develop job ready skills.
  • Tertiary and industry links to give access to university or training organisations.
  • Excursions and participation in real life projects, competitions and exhibitions to inspire students to turn their skills into a career.
  • Completion of Certificate II in Visual Arts.

 

Commencing in Year 7, the Specialist Program in Artsmedia is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week.  In Year 7 Specialist Artsmedia is offered as an academic stream. This stream prepares students for university entry. Our partnership with Murdoch University provides opportunities for direct university entry. The Specialist Artsmedia Program is also offered as a Vocational program stream in the later years. This stream provides nationally recognised certification in a range of creative industries in preparation for future education or training.

 

Entry requirements

Entry into the Specialist Program is through a selection process. Students apply directly to the school. All applicants complete a selection test (stage 1). Those students selected from this test go on to do a practical task and interview (stage 2).  Please provide a copy of the student’s most recent school report and Year 5 NAPLAN results.

 

Students apply the previous year for entry in the following year (Year 6 for entry in Year 7). Year 5 students may also register their interest to receive information about future places by contacting the school on (08) 6274 0300.

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