“Student voice means sharing thoughts, ideas, beliefs and opinions in a safe environment based on trust and respect.”

“Teach the Teacher” (TtT) is a program designed by the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC), which empowers students to have their voice heard within their school. Clarkson Community High School (CCHS), based in north metropolitan Perth, has adapted the TtT program to suit its contextual needs. CCHS is the first known school to run their own adaptation of TtT within Western Australia. The video featured gives a brief overview of how we are currently using this program within our school.

Since the release of the first Clarkson CHS Learning Journey document in March 2011, a number of conditions have changed which impact the school. However, the overall vision that encompasses decision making processes has not changed, as it is founded on what Clarkson CHS's Senior Leadership Team believe are fundamental truths about working with people in an educational setting.

To download the latest Learning Journey 2 document please visit this link

A crucial aspect of any student across WA graduating and obtaining a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is their achievement in the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).

The OLNA is a series of standardised tests consisting of three categories – Reading, Writing and Numeracy. One requirement in order to achieve your WACE is the demonstration of competency in the three areas tested in OLNA – this is the government mandated requirement to show that a graduating student has sufficient skills in literacy and numeracy by the time they leave school.

Clarkson Community High School hosted the Pearce Young Leaders' Forum this week and we were very proud to welcome Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, MP for Pearce Christian Porter and many students from around the Pearce electorate.

Photo courtesy of Community Newspaper Group. Professor Stephen Houghton UWA, Ms Ali McCammon and Dr Russell Pitcher DoE

Ms Ali McCammon, a teacher from Belfast, visited Clarkson Community High School as a part of her Churchill Fellowship to visit schools in Canada and Australia that inspire boys to learn. Clarkson CHS is recognised as an Invitational Education school. A school in which climate and culture attempt to improve students’ positive self-concept, which in turn, influences students’ choices of behaviour.

Photo: Habir Jumani, Hadiqa Khan, Ashleigh Eaton, Albert Jacob MLA, Raudhah Mohammad Soffian, George Butterworth

On Thursday 25 August, the Year 12 Student Councillors from Clarkson Community High School were invited to luncheon at Parliament House in the members' lounge by the Hon. Albert Jacob MLA. The students thought that the luncheon was delicious and were very appreciative to see how the Western Australian Parliament worked after spending some time in the Legislative Assembly.

The school would like to thank Mr Jacob for his kind invitation.

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