School Programs

Core Subjects

Upon enrolment at Port School, each student undertakes an ACER test that informs us of their literacy and numeracy skills.  ACER Compass testing is a computer-based assessment of core reading and numeracy skills, specifically designed for disengaged and educationally marginalised young people and adults. It is aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), the common national reference point for describing performance in the core skill areas.

Optional Subjects

Port School Kitchen

PE & Team Sport

Theatre Sports

Visual Arts

Workshop

Mobile Classroom

The Port School Mobile Classroom is an initiative that seeks to meaningfully engage some of the most marginalised and disengaged students at our school. The Mobile Classroom operates out of a bus and students’ entire syllabus takes place off-site, in and around Fremantle and Perth.

Outreach

Port School’s Outreach Program aims to create a bridge that helps connect the students back into life and back into school and a learning environment. Our main focus is to support students academically, socially and emotionally through the Outreach Program. The role of the Outreach Team is wide and varied; we support students to access health and medical assistance when the parent is absent or unable to support their child.

Port Registered Training Organisation

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Port School is a recognised training provider, registered with the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services. RTO’s are recognised providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications.

Transition & Pathways

Port School is committed to supporting students towards successful futures. We offer access to a comprehensive range of transition pathways to help achieve this. These include: School Based Traineeships and Work Experience placements through our local Employer Community, Pre-apprenticeship and industry courses (in-house and external providers), “Try a Trade” and taster courses (external providers), Work Readiness program, Volunteering and community-based opportunities.

Keys for Life

Keys for Life is a comprehensive, national, award-winning, evidence-based, pre-driver program that assists parents, schools and agencies to educate young people about safer road use. It also provides licensing and graduation benefits. It can be implemented in schools with Year 10-12 students, and in agencies with young adults. The program is funded by the Road Safety Commission, administered by SDERA and delivered by registered Keys for Life facilitators.

Port Young Parent Centre

Port Young Parent Centre (YPC) provides a holistic and cohesive environment where teenage mums are provided with parenting support and training to achieve educational outcomes. The YPC provides training in Certificates I, II and III of General Education for Adults, plus a variety of vocational courses including Community Services, Hospitality, Sport Coaching and Furniture Making.

Port Early Learning Centre

Port Early Learning Centre (ELC) is located on the grounds of Port School campus, right next door to the Young Parent Centre. Port ELC is a fully licensed and assessed service, compliant to WA standards, providing quality care. Our experienced and trained staff care for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years of age.

Providing a real alternative for adolescents who need a different kind of school.

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