Open Day 2019 - Kent Street Senior High School

Wednesday May 8, 2019 | 1pm to 3pm

89 Kent Street, East Victoria Park (map) | Facebook Event link here 

Tours commence at 1:15pm and 1:45pm respectively, Wednesday 8 May, 2019

We warmly invite you to join us to discover what Kent Street Senior High School has to offer your child. Call the school on (08) 9262 0500 for further details or simply assemble at the school administration building on Rathay Street by 1pm to join one of the tours. Registration is available on the day. Prospective students are welcome to attend.

The afternoon includes school tours, interactive sessions and displays.

Tours of the school will take 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. Enrolments and Expression of Interest forms for specialist programs will be available on the day.

Prospective students within the LOCAL CATCHMENT INTAKE AREA are automatically permitted to complete an enrolment at the school. Students accepted into one of the approved specialist programs are able to enrol whether they are within the local catchment intake area or not. 

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Things to see and do at the Kent Street Open Day

  • School tours commencing from the front of the school on Rathay Street side.
  • Try your hand at the Cricket speed gun in action at the practice nets
  • See the Metals Engineering items as you tour the Trade Training Centre
  • Art display in the Visual Arts Centre
  • Performance skills in the Drama Room
  • Musical interludes in the Arts courtyard
  • Media TV Studio and Radio Station
  • In the Library see student work and displays
  • Students cooking, sewing, working in the TTC
  • Flight Simulator
  • Science and CoRE experience
    • Movie
    • Robotics
    • 3D Printing
    • Pedal
    • Investigation
    • Many classes in action

Introduction to Kent Street Senior High School

An Independent Public School for students Years 7 to 12, serving the high school education needs of a broad range of vocationally and culturally diverse students.

The high school course offerings at Kent Street Senior High School cater to the unique backgrounds, interests, aptitudes and needs of all students: Whether they aspire to attain an entrance to University, gain a trade or course certificate, or are preparing to enter the workforce. For admissions see here or call the school office on (08) 9262 0500

Located 5km from the Perth CBD and 2km from Curtin University of Technology, students are drawn from suburbs within the Town of Victoria Park, the surrounding inner city suburbs and extending, for specialist approved courses, as far as country Western Australia. Specialist courses are on offer to students who have proven aptitudes in Aviation, Fashion & Design, CoRE Science and Cricket

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In keeping with the School Motto "Courage to Achieve" Kent Street offers a culture of endeavour, achievement and enterprise and takes pride in being innovative, nurturing, creative and adventurous. We encourage our students to "think outside the box” and this culture is reflected in the success of Kent Street students for 80 years.

The school’s excellent facilities and resources include a swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness centre, performing arts centre, media suite, aviation centre, two school-owned aeroplanes, excellent library facilities, turf wickets, a state-of-the-art trade training centre and expansive grounds to rival most other schools in Perth.

Our Mission

Kent Street Senior High School aims to empower our students to achieve through innovative teaching and mutual respect. Read the Principal's welcome here

Our Purpose

Kent Street Senior High School provides a quality education to students from Year 7 to 12, providing for its diverse clientele through a broad range of curriculum pathways leading to university, other institutes of further education and the world of work.

Our Values

  • Respect for learning
  • Resilience to achieve
  • Responsibility to our school and community

Did you know this about Kent Street Senior High School...?

Specialist Programs

Chase your passion with us at Kent Street approved specialist programs from Year 7 to 10.

For details on how to apply, visit these links for Aviation, Fashion & Design, CoRE Science and Cricket or call the school on 9262 0500 for further information. You can also follow the following links to Admissions and Scholarships


Boarding Accommodation

For boarding accommodation options, contact the Rotary Residential College at www.rotaryresidentialcollege.com.au/ or phone 9470 4177


Science Learning Area

  • Boast six refurbished science laboratories. This ‘state of the art’ facility includes a dedicated geo-science laboratory which is the centre of the schools’ Earth and Environmental Science program, a program which has already brought much success to the school and individual students
  • Dedicated Physics and Chemistry laboratories
  • Have a 3D printer and CAD programming for engineering workshops and photographic microscopes in our well-equipped facilities
  • Offer Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management lab housing eight lizard enclosures
  • State of the art drone used for sampling and analysis

Arts Learning Area

  • Have a fully operational commercial kiln (Art).
  • Performs lunchtime concerts (Music).
  • Have access to our very own TV studio and radio station that broadcasts throughout the school on 88.5fm (Media).
  • Boast a digital lab providing exciting IT opportunities (Photography)
  • Host an annual Show showcasing the talents of students across the Arts – Drama, Media, Music, Art & Photography.
  • Enjoy excursions to AGWA, Fremantle, Sculptures by the Sea
  • Recently toured the USA in a combined Media/Fashion Art tour.
  • Offer Certificate II classes in Music and Art for senior school students

English Learning Area

  • Participate in incursions – visiting authors
  • Attend excursions – such as theatre visits and the Curtin University English Short Courses
  • Offer out of hours support in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Languages Learning Area

  • Teach Japanese!
  • Regularly host Japanese students on exchange. This brings a whole new dynamic to the Japanese classes and develops cultural understanding in the school.
  • Tour Japan every second year. A chance to live with a Japanese family and attend a Japanese school for a short while is combined with the opportunity to see the sights and learn to ski!
  • Enjoy excursions to a Japanese restaurant.

Mathematics Learning Area

  • Use electronic whiteboards in every classroom
  • Offer Casio Classpad lessons for upper school
  • Provide out of hours support in the Library on Mondays and Wednesdays

Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area

  • Participate in the Stock Exchange Competition which is run across the state with secondary school students competing against each other.
  • Have sent classes to United Nations forums
  • Excursions to the Swan Valley and central Perth
  • Participated in Economic Forums with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • History competition, National Geographic competition
  • Court and Parliament visits

Physical Education Learning Area

  • Have a fully equipped gymnasium with weight bearing and cardiovascular equipment for student and staff use
  • Have an indoor set a of courts and outdoor basketball, netball, volleyball & tennis courts
  • Have a full size soccer pitch and ovals with outdoor exercise equipment
  • Have our own 25 metre swimming pool that is used for PE classes and Swimming Carnivals

Technology and Enterprise Learning Area

  • Boast a state of the art Curtin Trade Training Centre (TTC) in collaboration with Como Secondary College (opened in 2012)
  • The TTC is a fully equipped operational workshop featuring:
    • Welding facilities
    • Industry standard metal fabrication machinery
    • CNC profile cutting equipment
    • Dedicated Computer Aided Design (CAD) computer laboratory
  • Have fully refurbished woodwork and metal work rooms and a series of computer labs
  • Home Economics has two fully equipped kitchens and offers a Certificate in Hospitality in the newly refurbished room 14
  • Hospitality students offer catering opportunities and run their own mini-business – Café 14

Kent Street Cricket - An Approved Specialist Program

  • boasts our own turf wicket and turf-like bowling nets
  • Students and staff recently returned from a tour of Malaysia
  • Students and staff will tour the UK in 2019
  • Participate in the 5 Highs annually – the top five cricket schools in Australia competition
  • Partnership with the WACA that allows our students unique access to the WACA facilities

Centre of Resources Excellence (CoRE) - A Select Entry Program

  • Offers students the chance to extend their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) learning in student-centred, hands-on and real life ways using project-based learning
  • Includes field trips - students and staff have toured Iceland and Norway. We also keep it local by journeying to places like Kalgoorlie, Shark Bay and Gingin
  • We host community events like the Mining Challenge and Women in Mining to promote career development
  • Provides extra-curricular opportunities for students to engage in competitions like the Code-a-thon

Kent Street Aviation - An Approved Specialist Program

  • We own two single-engine Cessna aircraft that students have the opportunity to learn to fly or undertake air experience flights
  • Have a large aircraft hangar at Jandakot Airport
  • A dedicated Aviation Education Centre comprising a 65 seat lecture theatre, classroom and large workshop
  • Has formed an industry Partnership with Virgin Australia that allows our Aviation students to fly ‘jumpseat’ in their F-100 jet airliners
  • Have a classroom containing 20 flight simulators attached to computers for student use
  • Have an enclosed flight simulator and an open flight simulator
  • Participate in interstate and overseas excursions

Kent Street Fashion and Design - An Approved Specialist Program

  • Deconstruction and up cycling of existing clothing items
  • Creative use of textiles 
  • Manipulate, decorate, paint, draw and design
  • Design and create and sew a range of wearable items for display at an annual showcase  
  • Excursions, camps and overseas trips to increase awareness of the fashion industry

Vocational and Education Training Learning Area

  • Deliver nationally-recognised training in partnership with several registered training organisations. These qualifications are for Year 11 and 12 students and allow students to articulate into further training post-school through an apprenticeship or traineeship, study at TAFE or as an alternative pathway to university
  • All certificates contribute to the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

At Kent Street our certificates include:

  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways- Trade Training Centre
  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate II in Music Industry
  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation - Cricket
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation - General
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts

 Provide an alternative Flexible Learning Program (FLP) for senior schooling:

  • FLP is designed to prepare students for transition into further training or the workplace whether that is during Year 11 or 12 or at the completion of Year 12
  • The program seeks to be flexible enough to meet individual student needs
  • Students typically study English, Maths, Careers and Workplace Learning with their FLP teacher and access a subject of interest in the main school or off-site at TAFE one day per week
  • The main focus of FLP is to support students through their leaning program, foster career choices and planning, develop critical work skills and confidence.