Community consultation on schooling

Community consultation on schooling

The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Sue Ellery MLC, has announced a community consultation to gather the views of local parents and community members on the current structure of schools in the Cannington and Maddington area.

This consultation will consider the structure of education at Cannington Community College, Cannington Community Education Support Centre, Sevenoaks Senior College and Yule Brook College.

The Department of Education’s preferred model of secondary schooling is to, where possible, provide students with seamless Years 7 to 12 secondary schooling within a single school environment. 

This enables students to have only one transition point in their schooling, from primary school to secondary school. Research shows that transition points are points where students are more vulnerable to disengagement and poor learning outcomes.

At present:

  • Cannington Community College caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 10. Students then need to enrol at Sevenoaks Senior College or another school for Years 11 and 12.
  • Sevenoaks Senior College caters for students in Years 11 and 12. The Big Picture Education Australia program is one of a range of programs offered at the College.
  • Cannington Community Education Support Centre caters for students in Years 7 to 12 across two sites. Students in Years 7 to 10 attend the Cannington Community College site and students in Years 11 and 12 attend the Sevenoaks Senior College site.
  • Yule Brook College caters for students in Years 7 to 10. The College uses the Big Picture Education Australia program to provide individualised learning plans for students. Students then have the option to continue their learning at Sevenoaks Senior College or another school for Years 11 and 12, either in Big Picture or other secondary courses. 

Each school community was invited to have their say on the options below through an online survey. The survey has now closed.

Option 1

  • Yule Brook College extends to enrol Years 11 and 12 students in the Big Picture program only.
  • Cannington Community College becomes a Kindergarten to Year 6 primary school and Sevenoaks Senior College extends to Years 7 to 12.
  • Cannington Community Education Support Centre offers Years 7 to 12 on the Sevenoaks Senior College site.

Option 2

  • Yule Brook College extends to enrol Years 11 and 12 students in the Big Picture program only.
  • Amalgamate Cannington Community College and Sevenoaks Senior College and offer Kindergarten to Year 12 across two sites.
  • Cannington Community Education Support Centre offers Years 7 to 12 on one site.

View the factsheet

Translated factsheets:

View the Minister's Media Statement, 21 August 2020 - Local community gets its say on secondary schooling for Cannington and broader south-east region