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Our Senior School

Preparing Students to be Life-ready

Tranby’s Senior School offers each student a balanced and engaging learning program that features choice, diversity and an opportunity for increase ownership over learning. It is a personalised approach guided and inspired by experienced teachers who are passionate about every student reaching their full potential, ensuring they are well supported and prepared for life after Tranby College. 

A Wide Range of Study Options

Opening as many doors as possible and allowing Tranby Senior School students to develop deep interests, a wide selection of subjects and varied electives are available. These consist of:

  • English
  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies
  • Health Education
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Art
  • Childcare
  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Technologies
  • Drama
  • Food
  • Languages (French/Indonesian)
  • Maths Extension
  • Media
  • Music
  • Physical Education Studies
  • Science Extension
  • Textiles
  • Woodwork

Building on these core subjects and electives, the College offers an even wider range of pathway choices that include ATAR and General subjects, UniReady programs and Vocational Education Training options.

Creating Responsible and Committed Individuals

Students have access to a wide range of service learning and personal development programs such as Tranby’s Emergency Services Cadet Corp and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. These opportunities increase confidence, help develop commitment and responsibility and create a desire to help others. Furthering their responsibility, students can also fulfil College leadership roles that include house and sports captains, mentor leaders, and through the class buddy system. These positions create authentic role models and help build a strong sense of community at the College.

Learning Phases

As students commence their Senior School studies, we build a strong foundation to their learning by deepen knowledge and skills in their core subjects. Complementing these are a variety of electives that nurture creativity, build critical thinking skills, develop language skills (French and/or Indonesian) and give exposure to engineering processes and equipment, such as laser cutters and 3D printers. Study skills and good work habits are strengthened in our extended Mentor and cross-curricular program.
As our students embark on their next phase of learning, they start to explore their interests, taking ownership and making informed decisions about what they study. Electives increase in range, offering both traditional and speciality options. Students also engage in career and pathway preparation through various programs, excursions and opportunities through our partnerships with Curtin University, North and South Metropolitan TAFE, The Construction Training Fund, The College of Electrical Training and the Fremantle Education Centre.
We work with our students to help them choose the best pathway to prepare them to be successful at university, TAFE, on-the-job training or in the workforce. Our comprehensive course and pathway options consist of:

UniDirect: Achieve direct entry to university by achieving required ATAR grades (or equivalent).
UniReady: Provides direct entry to selected Curtin University courses by completing subject units.
TAFEReady: A Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathway for admission into TAFE.
TrainingDirect: Delivered in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation or TAFE, this pathway is ideal for those interested in trades or apprenticeships.