It is important that parents study this booklet closely in order to
be able to guide their children effectively. Students are expected to discuss their plans with parents at each stage
of their schooling at Bunbury Senior High School.
Parents are urged to contact teachers if further guidance is needed.
The curriculum contains both compulsory and elective subjects which enable students to further expand in their areas of personal interest.
Principles of Assessment at Bunbury Senior High School.
Lower School Assessment Policy
The Bunbury Senior High School Visual Arts Specialist Program (VASP) has been developed to help maximise the potential of talented students in the area of Visual Arts.
Students will have access to a unique, specialist program delivered by highly qualified staff throughout Years 7 - 12. In the Visual Arts Specialist Program students
will learn through engagement in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and four-dimensional art and design practice, concept, theory, history and technique based on
traditional, contemporary and commercial Visual Arts practice. To this end the program will facilitate four weekly contact hours. Two hours will be in Visual Arts,
one hour in English and one hour in ICT throughout Year 7, expanding commitment and specialisation in Years 8, 9 and 10. The advanced level of skills taught will
result in students being eligible for Vocational Education and Training (VET) certification in Visual Arts upon successful completion. Students will then undertake
Visual Arts and/or Certificate ll and lll in Visual Arts, Applied Information Technology (AIT) and English or Literature in Year 11. Students will also be expected
to attend Bunbury Regional Art Galleries for exhibitions and artist floor talks as well as other scheduled excursions.
All students that participate in the specialist program will start their VET Certificate I in Visual Arts in Year 10 with the option of an Australian Tertiary Admission
Rank (ATAR) pathway, continuing to Certificate ll and/or lll in Visual Arts in Years 11 and 12. Students will spend four hours per week of curriculum time in the program in Years 7-10.
Students will spend four hours each week of curriculum time in the program in Years 7-10. In Years 11-12, the allocation will be a minimum 4 hours depending on student's
There is a cost associated with participating in this program. In Year 10 VASP students will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long excursion to Melbourne designed to
support learning and awareness of future educational and vocational arts-related activities. Participation is non-compulsory (but highly recommended). Please see current Contributions & Charges handbook for more information on costs for the VASP Program.
Most students will enter the Program in Year 7. A small number of vacancies may occur in other year groups.
A selection process will be used to identify suitable students. Consideration will be given to each student's focus on learning, perceived artistic ability and
potential for role-modelling. The student’s current school may be asked to provide a reference. All students moving from primary school will be invited to a
testing session held at Bunbury Senior High School.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school to clarify any aspects of the program. Direct your enquiries to Head of the Arts on 9797 8900
or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 AVAILABLE HERE
The Bunbury Elite Sports Training (BEST) Program is an endorsed Department of Education Specialist Program only available at Bunbury Senior High School.
The program has been developed to help maximise the potential of talented students in the areas of sport and sport science.
BEST students participate in a 6 year program based on contemporary sport science training principles for talented junior athletes. Our commitment is to support your child to be
a self-managing athlete with outstanding age-related levels of fitness and sport science knowledge.
In addition to this, students will develop their understanding of recovery procedures, nutrition planning, specific injury management, generic tactics and strategies, sport
psychology, coaching and officiating.
The BEST Program won't develop students' skills in one particular sport exclusively; students will have the opportunity to work in a range of sporting contexts while in the
program to develop their physical literacy. BEST involves demanding activity programs, sport and classroom lessons. While sports-minded students will find many aspects fun,
the program is not designed to be fun! Our aim is ensure each student maximises their athletic potential, thereby providing them with the BEST opportunity to succeed in their sport of choice.
APPLICATIONS for 2021 available soon HERE
Our unique academic face-to-face program provides a challenging curriculum designed to support the growth of individual students to their full potential. Students will have
the opportunity to develop as self-motivated, independent learners and community leaders. Only available regionally at Bunbury Senior High School, your child will learn
alongside like-minded peers and will be taught by teachers with expert skills and knowledge. Applications close 12 months in advance of the school entry year (for example,
January of Year 6 for Year 7 entry). You can apply for the program regardless of where you live in Western Australia and, if successful, your child is guaranteed a place at our school.
We want to go even further to help our students succeed in high school and in future academic pursuits.
That's why our homework and study support is available after the bell goes, each night and on weekends, so your child is always supported when they get stuck on a problem
during moments of independent learning.
We want to provide personal help: specific to your child's questions, time of need and learning level. Studiosity is online, on-demand study help - right when you need it.
As soon as your child has a question, they can connect to an expert tutor.
Many families have benefited from the schools' Studiosity service in previous years.
Your child should have received their activation code from school, however if misplace please see admin for new activation code.
The Department of Education is providing the Connect Online Portal to allow for better communication of information to parents about their child’s education.
Connect provides secure online access for parents or responsible persons such as guardians, to teaching and learning information about their children. Parents will be
able to communicate easily with teachers and stay informed with their child's learning anywhere, anytime.
Parents will be given their own secure login to Connect through the school. This will be a P-number as a user name and a starting password that can be changed. If you
have multiple children you only need one login.
Connect is available on any device with an internet connection.
To see what the parent sign in pages looks like click here Connect Guide for Parents
Aboriginal students : Follow the Dream:
The Partnerships for Success Program targets Aboriginal students with high aspirations as they commence their secondary education. Through individualised case
management in the areas of academic acceleration, longitudinal subject selection, career and transition support students are encouraged to complete Year 12 and
achieve results that enable entrance into tertiary studies.
The program can also include high achieving and motivated students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) school pathways, provided they meet
the program selection criteria.
Financial Information to Parents.
Download a copy of the 2019 Contributions and Charges Here
Download a copy of the 2019 Back to School Student Requirements Forms Here
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