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Murdoch College

Murdoch University Campus Carpark One South Street

Murdoch WA6150

Tel: 08 9312 0800

Fax: 08 9360 7801


Website: www.murdochcollege.wa.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Secondary

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Scholarships: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

The Education Journey

Murdoch College is committed to providing challenging learning experiences to promote achievement. Students develop their area of strength in our flexible learning environment. We honour our students' individual differences and believe that exposure to a broad and balanced curriculum is the key to a well-rounded person.

Academic Programs

Being located on the Murdoch University campus and with close links to the University enables Murdoch College to provide cutting edge technology and learning methodology to assist students in achieving academic excellence. Courses Offered: Middle School - Years 7 and 9Middle School is a time of transition growth and development. Our Middle School is a place where young learners feel safe and secure are cared for and are listened to so they can be nurtured into independence. The curriculum provides opportunities to assess and consolidate previous learning to ensure a solid foundation for future progression. Senior School - Years 10 and 12Students in the Senior Years are offered an extensive academic program astimulating learning environment and leardership opportunities to prepare them for the future. Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP)For International students equivalent to WACE Year 12. English Preparation for Secondary Studies (PSS)Academic Bridging Programs - Pre-Year 10 pre-Year 11 pre-Year 12

The Murdoch College Community

Our students bring a rich diversity of social cultural and ethnic backgrounds to the College. By upholding the virtues of honour respect and integrity we grow and learn together in a spirit of harmony and friendship. The Murdoch College community of students teachers and parents is united in its celebration of cultural diversity. The College promotes activities that enable our students to have meaningful friendships and cultural understandings with fellow students from all over the world. Parents are an integral part of the Murdoch College community. An active partnership exists between every student parent and teacher adviser. Murdoch College also has its own Parents and Friends Group.

The Campus

Murdoch College is set amongst the native flora of the Murdoch University campus. This prime location supports the interaction between the College and the University allowing our students to be active participants in many aspects of the academic and cultural life of both institutions and providing access to state of the art technology and resources.

The World Beyond the Classroom

Murdoch College life extends beyond the classroom with an extensive range of co-curricular activities clubs camps and social events for students. Significant emphasis is placed on developing self-esteem confidence initiative and leadership qualities.

Co-curricular Programs

We place significant emphasis on developing self-esteem initiative and leadership qualities in our students. The co-curricular program at Murdoch College is designed to engage students in tasks ACTivities and clubs which allows them to develop specific skills under expert guidance. Students in Year 11 participate in the College's 'Learning for the Future' program. This unit of study is unique to Murdoch College and conducted at Murdoch University by university lecturers. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience to become an independent and effective learner empowering them to understand the challenges presented by senior school studies and university culture.

What makes Murdoch College a great place to study:

• Advanced learning links with Murdoch University• We are a small College with small class sizes• Gifted and Talented Education• Enrichment and accelerated learning opportunities• Pastoral care is paramount• Active positive parent partnerships• Cultural diversity• Parallel learning for Years 7 - 9• University Foundation Program for Year 11 students• Extensive Online Learning Support

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