Year Levels: Yrs 10-12
South Coast Highway, DENMARK
Principal: Kevin Osborne
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Kelli Gillies
Telephone: (08) 9848 0200
Number in School: 97
Number of Boarders: 75
The residence at WA College of Agriculture: Denmark operates on the core value of respect. Cared for by a team of experienced Residential Supervisors students
develop independent living skills, organisational skills and communication skills enabling students to make successful transitions to employment, further training or study.
The College prides itself on high standards of behaviour and presentation and supports students to achieve these standards while in residence. In addition to Residential Supervisors, students are supported in their social development at the College through access to counselling, medical and youth services as well as the school Chaplain.
Student nutrition is catered for through the College kitchen which provides home-style cooked meals using local fresh produce when in season and produce from the College farm including vegetables, meat, eggs and milk. We also provide a full laundry service Monday to Friday to ensure all students are ready for their day in class, in the workshop or on farm. In dorm students have their own private room with wireless internet access, under floor heating for comfort, a common room area with lounges, flatscreen TV and kitchenette facilities to make drinks and snacks.
A varied and action packed residential program ensures students’ individual interests are nurtured. The College has its own gymnasium, weights room, trampoline, Foxtel connection, and common room areas. Other College organised after hours activities include local sport, surfing, music, fishing, horse riding, scuba diving, art, camps, beach walks and much more. Students also help to organise events such as the school ball, dance nights and Countryweek.
All students in residence participate in supervised homework sessions each Monday – Thursday for 1 1/2 hours to support their learning in the day program.
The key achievement targets for all WA College of Agriculture, Denmark students are the attainment of a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and a Certificate II in Agriculture. Students, depending on the educational programs they choose over the course of Years 10, 11 and 12, also have the opportunity to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) and a pathway to university, as well as other Certificate II level industry qualifications in: Automotive, Engineering, Conservation and Land Management, Forestry and Production Horticulture.