About us

About us

Esperance Residential College provides a safe and comfortable home away from home for rural and remote secondary students in Western Australia, giving them a supportive environment to reach their potential.

Situated within the Esperance Community Education Campus, the College works with Esperance Senior High School, Esperance Education Support Centre and Southern Regional TAFE to provide for the education needs of the Esperance region.

Students

Students attending Esperance Regional College have access to excellent educational choices in a vibrant and growing regional area. Up to 100 students choose our college every year coming from all around the state as far north as Leonora, east as Eucla and west as Ravensthorpe. College boarding is a unique experience that our students cherish, where they grow and learn from each other’s unique personalities and form friendships that will stay with them long after their time at the college comes to an end.

Many successful and celebrated students have called Esperance Residential College home during their secondary education. We consistently have students achieve at the highest levels, with 95% of our Year 12’s achieving an ATAR and obtaining a university place. We are always celebrating the achievements of our students, such as those that have received John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarships from Curtin University, and those with various first places at agricultural shows and sporting events.

Staff

The skilled and dedicated staff at Esperance Residential College provides the best standard of care to our students 24 hours a day. Under the direction of the College Manager, our supervisors and staff provide a range of positive role models for your child to grow and learn from.

Our supervisors maintain connections with parents and your child’s school to ensure your child’s progress is monitored and that they are reaching their potential in their secondary education and personal development. All supervisory staff hold current qualifications to ensure the best possible standard of duty of care, including:

  • Certificate IV in Community Service Work (Student Residential Care)
  • Current first aid qualifications
  • Water safety qualifications including Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools
  • Bus driver’s license with “F” Endorsement.

The college also enjoys the support of our ancillary staff that provide the best standard of cleaning, laundry, cafeteria and administrative services.

School

Students attend Esperance Senior High School - a finalist in the WA Education Awards ‘Secondary School of the Year’ for 2017. It has a school population of around 1000 students and is widely recognised for its strong culture of academic, vocational, cultural and sporting excellence.

Esperance Residential College enjoys a strong relationship with Esperance Senior High School. The school is very supportive of boarding students and understands their learning needs.

Being located within the same campus as the school, our students have an easy and safe trip to and from school as well as any after-school and extra-curricular activities on campus. College staff keep strong ties with the school to monitor your child’s progress and ensure they are reaching their potential in their secondary education, just as their parent would.

Find out more about Esperance Senior High School at their website.

Community

Esperance is located approximately 725 kilometres from Perth on Western Australia’s glistening south-east coast. Esperance’s natural beauty, climate and lifestyle attract a sustainable and devoted community of over 14,000 people.

Esperance Residential College is located in the heart of the Esperance town site within the Esperance Community College Campus. It enjoys a good relationship with the Esperance community as a trusted local organisation.

The thriving coastal town enjoys a complete range of services for comfortable living, such as shopping, social and recreational facilities.

Find out more about everything Esperance has to offer by visiting the Visit Esperance and Shire of Esperance websites.

The College has close ties to the community. We have a Local Input Networking and Communications (LINC) committee that includes representatives from the community. They provide advice and support to the College Manager and staff. 

Esperance LINC committee meets on the third Friday of every month at the Residential College and consists of the following members:

  • Principal, Esperence Senior High School - Education 
  • Mr Paul Mather - Education
  • Ms Jennifer O’Niell - Parent 
  • Mrs Marnie Lawrance - Parent
  • Mr Peter Jarzabek - College Manager
  • Mrs Suzanne Kindred - Parent