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Welcome to SMYL Community College

SMYL Community College is an Independent, non-government ‘Curriculum and Re-engagement in Education’ (CARE) school with campuses in Cockburn, Fremantle, Rockingham-Kwinana and Mandurah, Western Australia, offering a practical, personalised, co-educational learning program to 13 to 17 year olds.

The College is strictly referral only and caters specifically for students who have disengaged from government secondary schools.

At SMYL we identify, acknowledge and seek to understand each student’s particular barriers to education. We make significant adjustments to teaching and learning, and provide a range of support services, to meet students’ needs. We follow a case management model in which every member of staff works in a team to find the right learning pathway for every student.

The measure of our success is the progress we make to enable students to engage in learning and participate in the workplace and the community. SMYL Community College believes that all young people:
• are individuals with their own circumstances, abilities and aspirations in life;
• have the right to receive an appropriate education;
• deserve the opportunity to participate in the workforce.

The College structures student learning around major group projects that could be in areas such as community work, construction, engines, bikes, boats, food preparation, music, art, sport and recreation or any number of creative areas. Embedded within the group projects are literacy and numeracy (Maths and English) and social-emotional development activities, project/workplace skills and cultural and ethical understanding.

Welcome to this unique learning community.