Churchlands Senior High School
Churchlands Senior High School is an independent public co-educational high day school, located in Churchlands, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, approximately eight kilometres (five miles) northwest from the Perth central business district.
|Churchlands Senior High School|
|Type||Independent public co-educational high day school|
|Motto||Aim High & Achieve|
|Educational authority||WA Department of Education|
|Colour(s)||Teal, navy blue, gold and red|
Churchlands Senior High School (Churchlands SHS) is a co-educational high school with an enrolment of approximately 2,700 students from Year 7 to Year 12. Since its establishments in 1962, the school has sought excellence built on academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
In 2011 Churchlands SHS joined the Education Department's Independent Public Schools programme. A School Board was established containing business expertise. In 2014 the Churchlands Foundation was launched with the aim of securing the school's future.
The school is located in Perth's western suburbs, three kilometres (two miles) from the Indian Ocean and eight kilometres (five miles) from the city centre. The student body is significantly multi-cultural with approximately sixty different nationalities and cultures represented. The school curriculum embraces tertiary entrance as well as preparation for TAFE and the workforce. Churchlands fosters relationships with its alumnus through the Alumni Association, the School Board and the Churchlands Foundation.
Churchlands Senior High School students have received many major awards including three Beazley Medals. For the 2009 TEE, Churchlands was the highest ranked public school, based on the number of students who scored 75% or more over four subjects. For the 2008 TEE, Churchlands was the second-highest ranked public school, based on the number of students who scored 75% or more over four subjects.
WA school rankingEdit
|Year||Rank||Median ATAR||Eligible students||Students with ATAR||% students with ATAR||Notes|
Year 12 student achievement dataEdit
|Year||Rank[i]||% +75 in WACE[ii]||Rank||% +65 in WACE[iii]||% graduates[iv]||Notes|
(>75% minimum of one subject)
(64.6% or more)
- Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
- Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
- Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
- Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate
Beazley Medal academic winners
Each year, a Beazley Medal is presented to the top ranked academic student in Western Australia. Churchlands Senior High School recipients have been:
- 2009: Hayley Anderson
- 1992: Jonathon Robert Leslie Paget
- 1989: Howard Ho-Wah Yip
Churchlands Senior High School's Gifted and Talented music program has run for more than three decades. Facilities include a 504-seat acoustically engineered concert hall, a music auditorium seating 254, a dedicated choral studio and with instrumental practice rooms. International recognition includes the attainment of honours at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and at the World Music Festival in Geneva. Student musicians perform for audiences in Australia and overseas with three-yearly tours to Europe, Asia and North America.
Ensemble performance is an integral part of the Churchlands music experience, and the performing ensembles include choirs, concert bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and guitar ensembles. To enter any level of the music program students must complete tests and auditions. Those who win a place in the program undertake an intensive course that is both practical and theoretical.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12||Totals|
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (October 2018)
- Kerry Sanderson – Governor of Western Australia, CEO of Fremantle Port Authority (1991-2008)
- Eric Ripper - Deputy Premier and WA Treasurer 2001-2008, Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia 2008-2012
Academia and scienceEdit
- Aron Chakera - Rhodes Scholar
- Mike Fitzpatrick - Rhodes Scholar
- Andrew Poole - cave diver & explorer, co-discovered longest cave in Indonesia, and co-discovered the remipede species L. exleyi in a sink hole near Exmouth
- Ian Puddey - Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia
Art, entertainment and mediaEdit
- Taryn Fiebig - soprano, Opera Australia
- Conor Barton - drummer, Mosquito Coast, Winner of Triple J Unearthed High 2015
- Sally Carbon - radio host, journalist, and children story-book writer
- Neil Eliot (1955-2007) - press photographer, Walkley Award 1991 and Press Photograph of the Year 1992
- Neil Fisenden - flautist, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Christopher Malcolm - art curator, Director of the John Curtin Gallery
- Allan Myers - clarinetist, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Michael Turkic - actor, director, and producer of musical theatre
- Christine Turpin - timpanist, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Mike Fitzpatrick - Director, Rio Tinto Ltd
- John Gillam - Chairman Officeworks, CEO Bunnings, Director CSR Limited
- Melanie Greensmith - fashion designer, co-founder Wheels and Doll Baby
- Neil Brooks - swimming, Moscow Olympics 1980 gold medal 4 × 100 m medley relay, Los Angeles Olympics 1984 silver medal 4 × 100 m medley relay, bronze medal 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
- Calvin "C.J." Bruton - basketballer, Australian Boomers, Brisbane Bullets NBL
- Sharon Buchanan - hockey, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988 gold medal, Barcelona Olympics 1992, Hockeyroos Captain
- Sally Carbon - hockey, Seoul Olympics 1988 gold medal
- Mike Fitzpatrick - VFL footballer, Carlton premiership captain 1981 & 1982, captained Victoria 1982, Chairman of the AFL Commission
- Richard Hardwick - rugby, Wallabies, Western Force
- Maddison Keeney - diving 3m synchronised springboard, bronze medal Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016
- Richard Pengelley - water polo, Los Angeles Olympics 1984 and Seoul Olympics 1988
- Tom Stachewicz - swimming, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988, Barcelona Olympics 1992 - Swimming Western Australia Hall of Fame 2009
- Christine Stanton - high jumper, Moscow Olympics 1980, Los Angeles Olympics 1984, Seoul Olympics 1988
- David Watts - rowing, Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016
- Sam Welsford - cycling men's 4000m team pursuit, silver medal Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016
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- Humphreys, Bill (June 2000). "Bundera Sinkhole". Cave Divers Association of Australia. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Ian Puddey
- Conor Barton
- Findlay, Len (4 July 2007). "Photographer with a prize-winning touch". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- Neil Eliot
- Neil Fisenden
- Christopher Malcolm
- Allan Myers
- Michael Turkic
- Christine Turpin
- Low, Catie (7 December 2016). "Bunnings boss quits for 'personal' reasons". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
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