Established more than 50 years ago, we provide a safe, welcoming, supportive and caring environment for country boarders.
Our convenient location in Narrogin, enables our boarding students to have a quality education closer to home, with easy access to their family and weekend visits.
The college has the capacity to offer up to 180 students the opportunity to board closer to home. Students are predominantly from the upper Great Southern and the southern Wheatbelt regions of WA, east of Narrogin and from as far away as Hyden, Newdegate and Kulin.
Most students board at the college for 6 years and attend Narrogin Senior High School from Year 7 to Year 12.
College Manager Renee Browne has worked at the college for 27 years. Renee enjoys her role and strives to ensure that each student excels in their education, learns independent living skills, develops lifelong friendships, confidence and leadership skills and enjoys being part of a community.
Renee is supported by a team of 6 experienced supervisors – 3 male and 3 female. To ensure the best possible standard of duty of care, all supervisory staff hold current qualifications, including:
- Certificate IV in Community Services - Student Residential Care (CHC42021)
- Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) certificate and Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID009) certificate
- water safety qualifications including Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools
- bus driver’s license with Passenger Transport Declaration (PTD) Authorisation
Our staff also include a manager of corporate services, cooks, cleaners and a grounds person, who all aid in the day to day operations of the residential college. All staff are well-respected members of the local community.
Narrogin Senior High School
Narrogin Senior High School is conveniently situated next to the residential college. The school provides world-class comprehensive educational programs with a range of pathways for senior students to achieve their West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and transition to employment or university.
Find out more about the school on the Narrogin Senior High School website.
Narrogin has a population of around 4,200 and is the gateway to the internationally renowned Dryandra Woodlands.
Located 190kms south-east of Perth, Narrogin is a key regional centre for the central south Wheatbelt agricultural region. With a good selection of cafes, accommodation, farm stays, heritage buildings, art galleries and walking trails, Narrogin is a modern commercial centre. The town boasts modern facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool and a regional hospital.
You can find out more about Narrogin, from the Shire of Narrogin.
The college has strong ties to the community. To enhance this connection we have a Local Input Networking and Communications (LINC) committee at the college. The LINC is made up of representatives from the community and provides advice and support to the manager and staff regarding the operation and management of the college. The LINC committee promotes the college and ensures that activities are in the best interest of students.