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Welcome to Western Australia’s premier college for gifted and talented arts students.

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Learning for Life

An innovative, stimulating and rewarding education awaits your child at John Curtin College of the Arts.

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Performing on stage and in the classroom

Our students achieve their academic goals through their love of the arts.

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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.

Students & Programs

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.

Our gifted arts students use their love and passion for the Arts to help them achieve their academic goals and become confident, tolerant and creative community members and leaders.


The Great Australian Spelling Bee
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The Great Australian Spelling Bee

WELCOME all Star Spellers and Wordsmiths!


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.

What we are looking for:

  • Boys and girls aged between 8 and 13 years of age.
  • You need to LOVE words, spelling and grammar and want to be the best at it.
  • You can’t be scared of the camera!


In order to participate in the pilot, you must be:

  • at least 8 years of age by 21st March 2015.
  • no older than 14 years of age by the 31st December 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.

How to register

  1. Select which age category you fall into.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Complete all three tests – spelling, grammar and comprehension.
  4. Upload any other relevant information as requested on the form, including a recent photograph.

*We do NOT recommend using Internet Explorer to complete this application – choose any other browser.

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
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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.

  Mark Ramasary

Head of Mathematics

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Our Business Plan for 2013 to 2015 is now online.
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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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