Principal's Welcome

It is with pleasure that I warmly welcome you and your family to Southern River College, an Independent Public School since 2015. We have been achieving outstanding success in recent years with our Academic, Vocational, Cultural and Sporting endeavours that enrich our students’ capacity and challenges their potential to be the best they can be. Our students have access to some of the best facilities and programs to ensure their ongoing success and positive growth.

Our Vision

To inspire every child, every day in everything we do.

Our College Priorities 2021 – 2023

Inspired Students

We support every student to develop holistically and engage positively with their school community. We inspire students to be challenged, to grow and succeed, to achieve their full potential on their individual learning journey.

Inspiring Teachers

We engage our knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy to inspire creativity, collaboration, empathy and innovation in a safe and supportive environment. We celebrate progress and achievements throughout the school community.

Inspire Culture

We believe that the culture of our school is the foundation of our practice, driven by outstanding governance, strong leadership, students and their aspirations

Inspirational Community

We value and protect our sense of community, interest, action and country, that value the past, present and future of our students.  Our community inspires and nurtures students with partnerships, pathways of connection and learning for the future.

Our college pastoral care is structured using a three tier approach that supports the teaching and learning, wellbeing for students and families and support for those that need a helping hand to ensure success in secondary school.

The Pedagogy Centre

This centre targets teachers leading and learning together to support classroom instructional strategies. Our frameworks for learning, positive behaviour practices and is aligned to the theories of Visible Learning and Professor John Hattie’s work.

Our goals inspire our students to become critical thinkers, active problem solvers, inquisitive learners as they find their way in a contemporary and changing world. We promote academic excellence and vocational aspirations for our students but also recognise the valued skillsets of our students. We want our students to be confident and active citizens. We are dedicated to quality instruction that enriches learning.

As a staff, we are here to support you, to assist your children as they learn and develop their skills and talents. Our teachers are committed to developing their pedagogical skills through best practice and research. The College has an array programs and initiatives, making a real difference to many students and their future aspirations and is evidenced by our results both academically and vocationally. Along with a general education program our educational programs include Academic Enrichment, Vocational Education Program, Arts, Sports and STEM Enrichment Programs. We support our students cultural and sporting pursuits through our Inspire Programs in Music, Soccer and Netball, and Volleyball programs with many other extra-curricular activities such SES Cadets, CoderDojo, Chess and Drama Clubs.

The Wellbeing Centre

This team targets positive culture aligned to proactive pastoral care activities, celebration and sense of place for all staff and students using a growth mindset approach.

We are a student centred community focused on relationship building with our students and their families. We want our students to learn, grow and achieve. The College is a Positive Behaviour Support School, promoting values throughout classrooms and our community through practice and use of our values. This has been highly successful in building school culture and community.

The River Road Centre

This caters for complex behaviours supporting students who require Tier 3 interventions and case management and is aligned to Berry Street modelling.

We recognise that not all students learn at the same levels and hence we provide support programs via our Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), Literacy and Numeracy Development Classes and our Specialist Autism Learning Program (SALP) for students with high functioning Autism. Our River Road Centre helps to care for students and has a highly qualified team to assist in this endeavour.

Flexibility is the key to Southern River College’s ability to cater for student’s needs. We have a diverse population that is celebrated as we work together to achieve success for all. We strive to make a difference to each child and we are innovative and creative in our purpose. Our college has been recognised many times for making a difference and using innovation and research to support best practice.

At Southern River College we want to invest in our students’ future by being open to their diversity and aspirations. We achieve this by creating enduring partnerships, connecting industry and education together for real world experiences. We recognise we are part of a global world.

We are a school that works with our greater community inviting them to be part of our College with the Wood Turners Association Gosnells Group and Southern River Community Garden based onsite, along with a host of other community groups that use the College facilities after hours.

Our P&C and School Board are dedicated people who help us achieve our aspirations and support our students’ endeavours. We welcome our parents to be part of our community. As a school we look forward to the opportunity of working with our families and strengthening your child’s learning journey.


Everal Eaton