WA Mental Health
Award 2019
Barbara Hocking Memorial Award 2019
Finalist of the R U
OK?
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Welcome to Coodanup College

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Coodanup College website, and welcome. I hope it is informative and gives you an understanding of the many diverse educational experiences available at Coodanup.

A co-educational public college, Coodanup College is located 80km south of Perth in the beautiful, coastal City of Mandurah. Catering for years 7-12, we aim to instil ambition and drive in our students throughout their six years at Coodanup, supporting them to gain confidence in their abilities.

Family, carers and the community are integral to our operation, and we welcome the involvement and input into our college, where student learning is at the centre of everything we do…

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Cyber Safety – Online Grooming

Dear Parents/Carers WA Police Investigation – Online Grooming You may have seen media coverage over the weekend regarding a Western Australian Police investigation that has uncovered a series of online grooming offences against young people in the wider community. Charges of this nature are unsettling and we want to make sure that all parents/carers remain […]

Educational Resources – Online

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home https://softschools.com/ https://www.literacyplanet.com/au/for-home-use/ https://www.edhelper.com/ https://www.funbrain.com/ https://www.worksheetworks.com/ If you or a family member are feeling anxious due to COVID-19, please go to:- Kids Helpline : 0800 551 800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/ Beyond Blue : 1300 88 4636 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ For parents who have any urgent concerns for a student’s mental health they can contact: Mental Health Emergency Response Line […]
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Coodanup College

👉 Goodbye ’Justus’ 💙🐾💙😢

On Thursday, Coodanup College celebrated the final day of service for ‘Justus’ one of our original Education Assistance Dogs.

Justus has retired after seven years of tremendous service. Justus was also one of the first assistance dogs placed in a public school in WA.

Staff gathered in our staff room to bid farewell to a truly handsome boy, who has made such an impression on not only our students but staff as well.

Justus spent most of his years in our CLAN classes with our wonderful teacher Mrs Bell. Before retiring, Justus spent his final year with students in our SLP-A program.

We can’t thank you enough Justus for all the help and compassion you have provided daily for our students. If a student was struggling, you were there to show them, that they were not alone. For some, you were what students looked most forward to coming to class and to school.

We wish you well in your retirement, you deserve it. 🐾

Mrs Bell was presented with a keepsake photo box, toys, carrots 🥕 and cake.

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👉 Goodbye ’Justus’ 💙🐾💙😢

On Thursday, Coodanup College celebrated the final day of service for ‘Justus’ one of our original Education Assistance Dogs.

Justus has retired after seven years of tremendous service. Justus was also one of the first assistance dogs placed in a public school in WA.

Staff gathered in our staff room to bid farewell to a truly handsome boy, who has made such an impression on not only our students but staff as well.

Justus spent most of his years in our CLAN classes with our wonderful teacher Mrs Bell. Before retiring, Justus spent his final year with students in our SLP-A program.

We can’t thank you enough Justus for all the help and compassion you have provided daily for our students. If a student was struggling, you were there to show them, that they were not alone. For some, you were what students looked most forward to coming to class and to school.

We wish you well in your retirement, you deserve it. 🐾

Mrs Bell was presented with a keepsake photo box, toys, carrots 🥕 and cake. 

Public education in Western Australia
#PublicEducationWA
Assistance Dogs Australia

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Coodanup College

👉 Letter from our Principal - Mr Mark Utley | End of Term 2

As we conclude a busy first semester, it is a good time to reflect on what has occurred at the college so far in 2022. The college has survived disruptions by COVID-19, and I am proud of how our students, staff and community, bonded together and demonstrated great resilience to achieve positive outcomes despite the challenges that they faced. Although we are indebted to our relief teachers who have done a great job allowing the college to remain functioning, it has at times challenged students who like routine and do not like if their regular teacher is away, and I am pleased with how positive they have remained.

At the end of term two we had our Year 12 Senior School Ball, and this was a wonderful night and a great success. Students and staff danced the night away and enjoyed that short break from their studies. Thanks should go to the staff and students who helped organise such a great night and fantastic experience. During week 9 we celebrated Naidoc Week. Students were treated to indigenous activities, food and a traditional dance with the celebrations commencing with a smoking ceremony. This year’s theme is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up! Once again, thanks to our staff who organised this event.

Coming up in term three we should have our students complete the second round of their OLNA. This is important as passing OLNA helps students achieve their Western Australian Certificate of Education, (WACE) and increases student options and pathways beyond the college. This was evidenced when we completed our Year 10 course counselling at the end of term two, as students started to make decisions about post school options.

In term three we will be again focusing on the college uniform as several non-uniform jumpers have been noticed around the college. The correct jumper should be a college jumper or a plain black jumper without a hood. The college is looking at ways to help students, through an exchange system if the students are unable to wear a jumper that does not fit the college jumper requirements.
Our college has been very lucky to secure a bursary that will provide our ATAR and aspirant ATAR students the necessary resources to better compete with all students in the State, as they pursue entry into university beyond our college.

I hope our second semester will settle and we can fully enjoy planned events such as our carnivals, country week, R U OK? Day event and our awards ceremonies. We also look forward to future engagement in our school by our community and I am looking at running school visits and tours of our college for interested parents. Please keep up to date with the college Compass notifications and social media for more details to come.

Wishing our students, staff, and community a safe and happy break.

Regards
Mark Utley
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👉 Letter from our Principal - Mr Mark Utley | End of Term 2

As we conclude a busy first semester, it is a good time to reflect on what has occurred at the college so far in 2022. The college has survived disruptions by COVID-19, and I am proud of how our students, staff and community, bonded together and demonstrated great resilience to achieve positive outcomes despite the challenges that they faced. Although we are indebted to our relief teachers who have done a great job allowing the college to remain functioning, it has at times challenged students who like routine and do not like if their regular teacher is away, and I am pleased with how positive they have remained.

At the end of term two we had our Year 12 Senior School Ball, and this was a wonderful night and a great success. Students and staff danced the night away and enjoyed that short break from their studies. Thanks should go to the staff and students who helped organise such a great night and fantastic experience.  During week 9 we celebrated Naidoc Week.  Students were treated to indigenous activities, food and a traditional dance with the celebrations commencing with a smoking ceremony. This year’s theme is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up! Once again, thanks to our staff who organised this event.

Coming up in term three we should have our students complete the second round of their OLNA. This is important as passing OLNA helps students achieve their Western Australian Certificate of Education, (WACE) and increases student options and pathways beyond the college. This was evidenced when we completed our Year 10 course counselling at the end of term two, as students started to make decisions about post school options. 

In term three we will be again focusing on the college uniform as several non-uniform jumpers have been noticed around the college. The correct jumper should be a college jumper or a plain black jumper without a hood. The college is looking at ways to help students, through an exchange system if the students are unable to wear a jumper that does not fit the college jumper requirements. 
Our college has been very lucky to secure a bursary that will provide our ATAR and aspirant ATAR students the necessary resources to better compete with all students in the State, as they pursue entry into university beyond our college. 

I hope our second semester will settle and we can fully enjoy planned events such as our carnivals, country week, R U OK? Day event and our awards ceremonies. We also look forward to future engagement in our school by our community and I am looking at running school visits and tours of our college for interested parents. Please keep up to date with the college Compass notifications and social media for more details to come.

Wishing our students, staff, and community a safe and happy break.

Regards
Mark Utley
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Skills Centre
Coodanup College has a dedicated Trades Skills Centre for students pursuing a career in the plumbing and gas fitting, painting and decorating and building and construction trades.

The Centre was built to be an environmentally friendly facility and has natural air flow ventilation in all training cubicles with natural sky lighting.
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Slide Justus & Charlie Commencing high school can be a nervous time for students. At Coodanup College we have adopted a therapy dog program providing social and emotional support to students. Justus and Charlie are ‘Educational Support Dogs’ and have both been fully trained and accredited through Assistance Dogs Australia. Read more Slide Testimonial - Rebecca Barton The programs that the school offer to students of all year levels and the support that the College staff give to help the students. They have been amazing with their communication and help with deciding what is best for my children. Highly recommend!! Slide Testimonial - Natalia Quadrio Diverse programs for children of all abilities made me chose Coodanup College for my daughter. It is nice to know they cater for ALL children, no matter their academic ability. Slide Testimonial - Tan Hine As a parent of a year 7 student we are new to the College. What I really appreciate about the school is the communication.

From enrolment to this day we have been well informed along the way.

Thank you