Inspire Programs

Wherever your child’s passion lies – sport, music or academic achievement, Southern River College has the dedicated staff, advanced facilities and progressive educational philosophies to support goals and career pathways in life.

Academic Enrichment

This program provides an enriched learning environment designed to extend and challenge students, where they use innovative ideas and problem-solving skills to reflect critically on their learning.

It incorporates a range of practical activities, complex problem-solving, task projects, excursions, field work, individual and group research and presentations.

Topics of study are chosen to maximise the students’ educational opportunities and best prepare them for the Senior School and ATAR courses they are likely to encounter. Students are also encouraged to participate in various state and national extracurricular activities and competitions.

Entry into the program: Year 6 students are selected based on their aptitude as indicated by standardised testing and supporting information provided by the primary school.


We’re committed to nurturing and supporting students who love music and musical arts, educating and inspiring them to develop a diverse range of musical skills. With two to five hours of classroom learning each week, students will develop skills in composition and song writing, keyboard, ukulele, music technology, music analysis, music genres, music history and aural skills.

Tuition can be in voice, flute, classical/acoustic guitar, electric and bass guitar, drums and percussion, brass (trumpet, trombone), clarinet and saxophone.

All music students will participate in a band or ensemble appropriate to their instrument or voice, as well as have opportunities to participate and attend activities such as The WA Symphony Orchestra, WA Concert Band Festival or the WA Government Secondary Schools’ Solo Vocal Festival to name but a few.

Entry into the program: Year 6 students apply via the application form after which they are interviewed and tested at their primary school. Year 7 to 9 students can be interviewed and tested at the College.


This program is designed to improve and advance players’ skills, ability to work cohesively as part of a team, leadership capabilities, and their social and emotional wellbeing. Through our partnership with Jetz Netball Club and highly experienced teachers and coaches, players can participate in high levels of competition. Students will learn to manage, coach and umpire and have the following pathways to work towards

  • Level 1 Coaching and Umpiring (Year 7/8)
  • Rules and regulations (Year 9)
  • Umpiring and mentoring of primary school students
  • Foundations of Coaching course (Year 9/10)
  • General/ATAR Physical Education Studies (Year 11 and 12)
  • Ability to coach and manage sports teams (Year 10, 11 and 12)
  • Certificate II Sport Coaching
  • General Health Studies (Year 11 and 12)
  • Ability to write general sport and netball specific training programs
    (Year 12)
  • Netball tours

Entry into the program: Trials in Year 6 or when they arrive at the College.


Students in this program will have access to experienced teachers who have played and coached at state-level. They will work with students to extend individual volleyball skills and harness this development through participation and competition against schools in WA, junior state-level volleyball league and the transition into elite teams during or after high school.

The students will gain great knowledge and experience through volleyball camps, workshops and an opportunity to gain referee and coach accreditation.

This program is open to students in year 7 to 10 with the option for students to transition into physical education studies as an ATAR subject in years 11 and 12 specialising in volleyball.

Entry into the program: Submit an application and meet certain criteria.


The Inspire Soccer Program develops students’ practical skills, improves their overall fitness -particularly in components such as speed, power, and agility.

With specialised coaching, students’ physical capabilities will improve, as will their self-esteem, their capacity for reaching their full potential as leaders and team members, strengthening personal and civic responsibility, and personifying good sportsmanship. Pathways to fhe future include:

  • Opportunity to play and coach soccer at an advanced level through engagement with the National Football (Soccer) Curriculum as prescribed by Football Federation Australia (FFA)
  • Learning the rules of soccer through an approved FFA refereeing course
  • Linking with local, State and National industry bodies
  • Engagement with the Western Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education through a soccer-specific pathway
  • Competing in local and regional competitions and tournaments
  • Year 11 and 12 Certificate II Sports Coaching, ATAR Physical Education and/or Health Studies courses, GENERAL Physical Education and/or Health Studies courses.

Entry into the program: Trials in Year 6 or when they arrive at the College.