Frequently Asked Questions
How does my child apply for a Gifted and Talented Program?
Students apply in October of their Year 5 education year and applications close early February (Year 6). Applications are made directly to the Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented division. Contact Gifted and Talented on 9264 4307 or visit www.det.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented
What Gifted and Talented Programs are available at your college?
We have six programs – Dance (ballet or contemporary), Drama, Media Arts, Music, Music Theatre and Visual Arts.
My child wishes to apply for a GAT program in Year 12. Can I do this?
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.
I have a child in Year 5. How do I enrol them in a GAT program?
Applications for Year 7 entry opens in October, the year your child is in Year 5 and close the following February (Year 6). You can register your interest now on the Gifted and Talented website. Contact Gifted and Talented on 9264 4307 or visit www.det.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented. Late applications are not accepted.
My child is going into Year 7 next year. How do I enrol them in your college?
Which area do you live in? East and North Fremantle are our intake areas with a small part of Fremantle. Please check our map to see if you are in our local catchment area. Local students enrol in the general schooling program but DO NOT have access to any of the Gifted and Talented or Specialist Soccer Programs.
We live outside the area do you do crossing boundaries? If not why not?
We do not do crossing boundaries. 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. We also have a small local catchment area which combined with the special programs fills our college capacity.
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 in? East and North Fremantle are our intake areas with a small part of Fremantle. Please check our map 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 are 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 our Enrolments Officer on 9433 7297 or email email@example.com
How does my child apply for the soccer program?
You can download an application form here, 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.
I am moving into North Fremantle in three weeks. Can I have an enrolment pack for my child now?
Please contact the college to request enrolment information on 9433 7297. 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 three 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 two 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 them to and from rehearsals and performances.
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