Principal's Welcome

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John Forrest Secondary College has a long and proud history of academic achievement. The College is regularly named in the prestigious First 50 WACE Course Examination and VET Achievement Schools tables.

We seek to be a supportive learning community committed to providing a challenging, diverse and inclusive curriculum that engages and motivates students to reach their full academic potential.

Our team of dedicated teachers and support staff strive to ensure each student develops their talents by becoming independent and critical learners. In addition to a diverse and challenging curriculum, we go further to develop individual talent by offering a range of specialist programs including:

  • Academic Excellence (College based).
  • Music (approved by the Department of Education).
  • Cricket (approved by the Department of Education and endorsed by the WACA).
  • Netball (approved by the Department of Education).
  • Tennis (approved by the Department of Education and endorsed by Tennis West).
  • Computer Science Extension (College based).
  • Enrichment programs to provide extra support in literacy and numeracy.
  • Bush Rangers WA Program.
  • Pre-apprenticeship and school based apprenticeship programs in Plumbing & Gasfitting, Painting & Decorating and Building & Construction.
  • A range of nationally accredited Certificate II courses.

I encourage you to discover the special spirit and friendly community that makes John Forrest so unique. We warmly encourage families to visit the College to enjoy our picturesque grounds and learn more about our educational vision.

Melissa Gillett
Principal