Joseph Banks Secondary College is committed to creating a vibrant culture of excellence, opportunity, innovation and success for our students, staff and the community. Joseph Banks Secondary College staff believe that every student can learn, and provided the right opportunities and support will learn to high levels of success. This is achieved through: the guarantee of challenging, engaging and intentional instruction that has been carefully planned to ensure curricular pathways to student success; the provision of whole child student supports; a high-performance school culture; and a high reliability and low variability approach to student learning. The community focus will be vital in helping to shape such programs, especially in the view that the college will share facilities with the community.
Joseph Banks was an advocate for settlement in Australia as well as being a renowned naturalist and in his later years his home in London was a centre for the wider scientific community. This notion of partnership and collaboration will underpin the work of Joseph Banks Secondary College.
Joseph Banks Secondary College is a new Independent Public College that opened at the start of 2015. The first stage of our college boasted a $58 million build. Joseph Banks is one of the finest public colleges in Western Australia and will provide this community with facilities of which to be proud. The facilities will provide the backdrop for an excellent education. Our stage 2 buildings, which included a state of the art dance studio, lecture theatre, and television studio, opened mid-2017.
Our college is located in Banksia Grove, approximately 27 km from the Perth CBD. We currently accept students into Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and will include Year 11 students from 2018, catering for Year 12 by 2019. The college reported 1110 students in 2017.
The development of Joseph Banks Secondary College is an essential component in the delivery of public education in the rapidly expanding suburb of Banksia Grove in the City of Wanneroo.