Welcome to Western Australia’s premier college for gifted and talented arts students.
We provide children from across the State with Gifted and Talented Arts Programs and all students study a comprehensive range of academic subjects alongside their specialist course.
At John Curtin, your child will participate in classes with like-minded peers who share their passion and desire to excel under the guidance of expert teachers.
Our students’ learning occurs within a caring, supportive environment. Our dedicated and professional specialist teachers provide an academically balanced educational program with a focus on gifted and talented learning.
An innovative, stimulating and rewarding education in a supportive learning environment awaits your child at John Curtin College of the Arts.
The Great Australian Spelling Bee
Shine Australia would love you to take part in a brand new and exciting TV show called THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SPELLING BEE for kids. We are looking for word and spelling wizards aged 8 – 13 from all over Australia to apply. If you have a love for words, definitions and grammar, we would like to hear from you – Be quick though, as applications close on Friday the 17th April 2015.
You must be available for ONE DAY between the 20th April 2015 – 1st May 2015.
You must be available entirely from the 20th May 2015 – 13th June 2015.
You MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to take this online test, but MUST complete the three tests completely on your own and without assistance.
Do NOT discuss the tests once completed with anyone else at school or any other student/friend that you know – after all, this is a competition.
Please visit the FAQ page for more details.
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Should you successfully complete the spelling, grammar and comprehension tests and be suitable for the next stage, Shine Australia’s Casting Team will contact you to discuss the next steps.
Pi Day Celebrations
Students celebrated Pi day this year by participating in the many activities organised by the Mathematics Department. Donna Buckley and Jason Callaway coordinated the activities.
The Mathematics Department would like to thank all students for their participation and would like to congratulate the prize winners for the various Pi day competitions:
Oscar Prosser Year 7 Pi recital competition by reciting 61digits after the decimal
Lillany Weber Year 8 Pi Poem
Abigail Bannister Jones Year 10 Pi Song competition
Form 9.1 Pi Day quiz
Kaitlyn Sonnerdecker Year 7 Pi Poster Competition
Students also baked apple pies and Pi cupcakes.
The day began with a Pi Rap song being played over the college speakers and continued throughout the day with challenges and competitions. This has now become a big event in the college calendar and students look forward to participating in this event.
Our math teachers put a lot of effort into this day and each class celebrates in a special way. The Year 7 students were not sure what was happening when small pies were being given away and why were students lining up to recite numbers? The older students who now look forward to Pi day enjoyed the apple pies and song competition. Pi day has now become one of the highlights of the student calendar.
Head of Mathematics
Our Business Plan for 2013 to 2015 is now online.
Our Business Plan for 2013 to 2015 is now online and can be accessed here.
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