Pursuing Excellence

Pursuing Excellence

Woodvale Secondary College’s goal is to pursue excellence based on reflective use of student data, strong community links and whole College focus on teaching and learning. Our College vision and values are reflected in our commitment to working together with our College community to provide an innovative and caring learning environment where each student is given the opportunity to develop academic rigour and to achieve personal excellence.


The College enjoys the expertise of highly trained staff and the stability of small staff turnover. In recent years the College has provided many nominations for Teacher of the Year Awards.


Academically, Woodvale SC students perform at a level above the state average. The College is in the top quartile in NAPLAN and PISA testing. Senior students have high rates of University and Training (TAFE) offers. A strong Student Services team ensures early intervention for students at risk as well as extending and recognising students who are achieving at high levels.


The Vocational Educational Training program in the College is highly valued by the wider school community and also operates as an important vehicle for building strong community links in the college. A Hospitality Trade Training Centre, built in 2011, is also a catalyst for Certificate courses in the industry.


Woodvale SC is at the forefront of the use of technology in public schools as it is viewed as one of the key drivers for improvement and curriculum delivery. Every student has a laptop and all staff and students have participated in extensive professional learning to use ICT as a learning tool.


Administrative staff will be available by appointment for interviews at any time during the academic year.


Appointments can be made by telephoning 9309 0808 or emailing woodvale.sc@education.wa.edu.au

The College has Specialist Basketball and Football (Soccer) programs in which the teams consistently perform outstandingly at both State and National levels. The College Football (Soccer) Specialist program is the only Department of Education approved program of its kind in the northern suburbs of Perth. The aim of both the Specialist Basketball and Football (Soccer) programs is to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable students to compete successfully at the highest levels. Woodvale SC also offers a Specialist Music program that provides students many opportunities to perform in a range of venues and locations locally, domestically and internationally. The Music program is large with numerous ensembles and instrumental resources enabling the provision of unique musical opportunities which few other schools can provide.


Woodvale SC is an Asian Hub school and has sister-school relationships with schools in China and Japan. One of the cross-curriculum priorities of the new Australian Curriculum is Australia’s engagement with Asia. Over and above the curriculum, some of the unique opportunities our Asian Hub offers include special events such as regular Japanese and Chinese inbound and outbound study tours, special guests, performances, workshops and travel/study scholarships.


Woodvale SC has formed a Learning Community with its local area intake primary schools. This network of schools works closely together to ensure a seamless transition for our students from primary to secondary school.


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