The newly established Joseph Banks Secondary College opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 and Year 8 students on 2 February 2015. We welcomed about 230 Year 7 and 200 Year 8 students to a world class education facility that would provide access to incredible learning opportunities.
You may be aware that the school was named after the botanist Joseph Banks and our focus on science ensures we stay connected to our name.
In our first year of operation we have developed the Joseph Banks Secondary College Professional Learning Communities: Building Curious Learners Business Plan 2015 – 2018. We encourage everyone to read the Business Plan as it is the culmination of consultation with the college community, students and Foundation Staff over the past two years. We thank everyone involved for their input through sharing their ideas, providing feedback, design of the plan and content development. It is your valued contributions and collaborative efforts that have resulted in a unique Business Plan that encapsulates the aspirational context of our college.
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 2015 – 2018 Business Plan outlines the College’s performance priority areas, aspirational targets and accountability processes that will enable our foundation and future years’ success, as measured against our Delivery and Performance Agreement with the Western Australian Department of Education.
As the Foundation Principal and College Chair we are proud to present the Joseph Banks Secondary College Professional Learning Communities: Building Curious Learners Business Plan 2015 – 2018 to our community.