These questions have been compiled based on questions from our Year 6 enrolled students at our partner primary schools (Alkimos Beach PS, Alkimos PS, John Butler Primary College).
Yes, our college café is fully operational. The cafe is available before school and at break times from the first day of term.
Due to the delay of construction of the shared use ovals with the City of Wanneroo, we will utilise the John Butler Primary College school oval for the first half of 2020 at least. Their oval will be accessed for Physical Education classes only. Our students will have access to grassed/play areas on the Alkimos College site during break times.
No. Secondary schools are not designed/built or funded for the provision of lockers. We may look at this as a facility for Year 12 students, but it is not needed for lower school.
We will have 8 hardcourts, grassed areas, nature play.
Yes, the Library will be open Monday – Friday before school, break times and after school until 4:00 pm.
Yes, particularly in the first year with only one cohort and limited duty staff available. These areas will be primarily during break times and be made known to students at the start of the year.
School starts at 8:40 am and finishes at 2:50 pm. We recommend that students arrive by 8:30 am.
Each lesson/period is 64 minutes long. We will have bells to indicate the start/end of each period.
In 2021 we will have approximately 22 teaching staff.
Teachers were selected by what is called a merit select process. They had to apply online for a position with a resume and a statement of claims against selection criteria. If they were shortlisted they then proceeded to interview. All of the teachers had to articulate why they wanted to join the foundation staff at Alkimos College.
For Year 7 in 2021 there will be 7 class sets.
For Year 8 in 2021 there will be 6 class sets.
Yes! We have after-school academies running every day of the week and these include homework/study, sports, music, arts, fitness, martial arts, e-games, chess.
Details on how to sign up will be made available to students early in the school year.
It is anticipated we will have access to a Community Health Nurse for some period of time during the week.
Homework/study may involve working on assessments, finishing off work not completed in class, studying for tests, reviewing work from class, reading and so forth. For Year 7 you can expect homework of up to an hour 4-5 times per week.
We have an academic pathway program called Alpha. Students are placed in this class based on a range of data, including Year 5 NAPLAN, Year 6 reports and Year 6 teacher recommendations. Students will be placed in Alpha for one of more of the MESH (Maths, English, Science, HASS) subjects. There will also be an Aspire class for students who may wish to challenge themselves to work at high levels and aspire to join the Alpha class. High academic and behavioural standards are required to maintain a place in both the Alpha and Aspire classes.
Yes. There will be incursions (on college grounds) and excursions throughout the year.
SALP is the Specialised Autism Learning Program. For Year 7 in 2020 we have 6 students enrolled in the SALP.
No. There is no need to bring devices to the college. Students will have access to a range of devices including Surface Go’s, iPads, PCs, Macbooks.
Timetables will be issued to students on the first day of term, Monday 1 February 2021.
Bags are placed beside desks or at the back of classrooms (under teacher direction).
No. This is not required in secondary schools, but highly recommended.
No. Mobile phones are to be off and away all day as per the Education Departments mobile phone policy.
The uniform is available for purchase from Uniform Concepts in Clarkson. Refer to the link under Helpful Information.
Yes, hair can be worn down, but for occupational health and safety reasons a teacher may request that hair be tied back eg in Home Economics and Design Technology.
Makeup is to be minimal – excessive make up is not permitted.
Jewellery is to be minimal. For occupational health and safety reasons a teacher may request that jewellery be removed eg hooped ear-rings eg in Home Economics and Design Technology.
No. Only the college uniform (with Alkimos College logo) is allowed.
Yes. We have 4 Houses named after Greek Philosophers voted for by our Foundation Year 7 Cohort. They are: Socrates (Green), Plato (yellow), Democritus (Red) and Aristotle (Blue). Allocation to a house is dependant on the first letter of your surname.
Information regarding Day 1 will be sent to parents/carers. All that will be required is your school bag, pencil case, water bottle and lunch/snacks.