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In 2008 John Curtin College of the Arts became a Selective Arts School. Enrolment is gained through a selection process for one of our Gifted and Talented programs or our Specialist Soccer program. If you live in parts of East Fremantle or North Fremantle you can enrol as a local student. Local students enrol as general students and do not have access to the Gifted and Talented or Specialist programs.
Our Gifted and Talented Programs are: - Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Music, Drama, Music Theatre, Visual Arts and Artsmedia.
You can register your interest for 2014/2015 at the Gifted and Talented website.
Frequently Asked Questions
My child is going into year 8 next year. I want to enrol them in your college.
Which area do you live? East and North Fremantle are our intake areas with a small part of Fremantle. Please check our map which is available from our website to see if you are in the catchment area. Local students enrol in the general schooling program but DO NOT have access to any of the Gifted and Talented programs.
We live outside the area do you do crossing boundaries and why not?
In 2008 John Curtin College of the Arts became a Selective Arts School. Enrolment is gained through a selection process for one of our Gifted and Talented programs or our Specialist Soccer program. Crossing boundaries are usually subject to enrolment numbers which are always filled by the gifted and talented programs.
I already have a child at your school in a program? Can I enrol her brother under the sibling rule? No. The sibling rule does not apply.
My child is going into year 11 next year. How do I enrol them?
Which area do you live? East and North Fremantle are our intake areas with a small part of Fremantle. Please check our map which is available from our website to see if you are in the catchment area. Local students enrol in the general schooling program but DO NOT have access to any of the Gifted and Talented programs. Students going into year 11 or 12 will be required to make an appointment with the Deputy Principal in order to check on subject selection and availability of subjects. If you do reside in the area and wish to enrol please contact Ms Georgina Wigley on 9433 7200 or email her at Georgina.Wigley@education.wa.edu.au
My child wishes to apply for a GAT program in Year 12
We do not take applications for GAT programs in Year 12. This is not a full year of schooling as students prepare for tertiary exams.
How does my child get into Gifted and Talented program?
Students apply between January and March of their year 6 education year. Applications are made directly to the Department of Educations Gifted and Talented division. Call Gifted and Talented on 9264 4307 or visit their website at www.det.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented
What Gifted and Talented programs do you do?
We have 7 programs. Artsmedia, Ballet, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Music and Music Theatre. We also have a soccer specialist program.
How does my child apply for the soccer program?
You can download an application form from out website at www.jc.wa.edu.au
, pick one up from reception or we can mail one out to you. Applications for the soccer program are made directly to the college. Students are then invited into the college for a trial. Trials run in June/July and students can apply from Year 6.
I am moving into North Fremantle at the beginning of the year. Can my child attend the college?
North Fremantle is in our catchment area and as such your child will have the right to attend the college as a local student. You will be asked to provide evidence of residency such as tenancy agreement or land/water rates. Local enrolment cannot be considered without current proof of residency.
Can I get an enrolment pack now?
Call the college to request. We will mail you out an application form however we cannot enrol your child without proof of residence. Once you have arrived and settled in your new residence and can provide 3 pieces of evidence such as drivers license, tenancy agreement, power or phone bills then we can arrange enrolment.
We live in the country and my child wants to apply for a GAT program. Do you have boarding facilities at your college? No but there are facilities available for country students. Our students tend to use the City Beach Residential College who drop off and pickup the students from the college and transport to and from rehearsals and performances. Contact them as below.
City Beach Residential College
City Beach Residential College has been established to provide a boarding service for country students who are offered places at Perth Modern School. Students accepted into John Curtin College of the Arts and other schools offering Gifted and Talented programs may request to be considered once an offer of placement has been received.
Additional information on the City Beach Residential College can be obtained at www.det.wa.edu.au/boarding
or contact the Country High School Hostels Authority on 1800 645 212.
Rotary Residential College
Rotary Residential College, situated at Kent Street Senior High School provides a boarding service for secondary students. For further information contact the Manager on 9470 4177 or address correspondence to
Rotary Residential College
East Victoria Park WA 6101
Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance
The Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance is available for students boarding at City Beach Residential College who do not qualify for the Commonwealth Government’s Assistance for Isolated Children and State Boarding Away from Home boarding allowances. It is valued at $2050 (as at 2010).