Aboriginal Student Support Unit

The College supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in all aspects of the curriculum and pastoral requirements through the Aboriginal Student Support Unit. The support unit also organises and delivers cultural activities for the students. For further details please contact the Aboriginal Student Support Coordinator, Mrs Maxine Brahim.

Breakfast Club

Supported by FoodBank and donations of breakfast items (sugar, Milo, jam and cereals other than Weetbix)from the community, the College offers free, nutritional breakfast from the kitchen in the CASS building. Breakfast Club is operated by volunteer staff members and starts at 7:30am with the last food items served at 8:30am. All students are welcome to sit down and enjoy something to eat or to grab something ‘on the go’. 

Canteen 

The College Canteen is open from 8:00am to 8:30am, at Recess and at Lunchtime. Students can place a lunch order before school at the canteen, as well as purchase items at recess and lunch directly from the canteen. The canteen menu can be found here.

Cultural Liaison Officer

To better serve the needs of our African and Middle-Eastern students and families, the College has engaged the services of a Cultural Liaison Officer, Mrs Marta Elia. Mrs Elia is available Monday to Wednesday to assist families, especially if they are experiencing language or cultural difficulties. You can contact Mrs Elia by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learning Support

Aranmore Catholic College provides an inclusive education for all, working collaboratively with parents, families, teachers and external community support agencies to accommodate any learning difficulty or disability a student may have.  

The role of the Learning Support Unit is:

• to coordinate appropriate identification, intervention and monitoring of students experiencing difficulty with learning.

• to facilitate the delivery of the curriculum in such a way that it is accessible to all our students, taking  into account culture, language, learning needs and learning strengths.  

• to ensure that students with cognitive, physical, social/emotional or sensory difficulties are given every opportunity to reach their potential as per the guidelines set out by the Catholic Education Office in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

• to provide a positive and supportive learning environment where students feel valued, supported and able to achieve their goals.

Library

The JF Moloney Library is used for research (publications, online databases or the internet), recreational reading and playing board games. To access library resources, students use their SmartRider cards. The library is open from 8.15am to 4:00pm except on Wednesdays when it is open until 4:30pm when the Middle School Homework Club meets.

Middle School Homework Club

The Middle School Homework Club is on every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Library. All students from Years 7 to 10 and in all subjects are welcome. The Homework Centre allows students access to the computers, books and Library resources after school hours, whilst under the supervision of Aranmore teachers. Participants sign in on the attendance register each week and attendance is confirmed by a teacher-signed note in each student’s diary.

Other Homework ‘Clubs’

Other homework /study groups or ‘clubs’ are convened to meet the needs of particular students. These include the Aboriginal Study Group, Mathematics Homework Club , English Homework Club and the EaL/D Homework Club. Information about meeting times are advertised through the College Newsletter and Student Daily Notices. 

Parents & Friends Committee

The Parents & Friends (P&F) support the College by assisting at or undertaking events that bring the College community together and by raising funds to enhance the educational experiences and opportunities of students. Joining the P&F is a great way to meet the parents of your child’s classmates. For further details on how to participate or to attend a meeting please phone the Front Office on 9444 9355.

Student Services

Student Services is located within the Administration Building and is the point of contact for students if they:

• can’t find their class

• need a timetable

• need a SmartRider

• need lost and found

• are feeling ill or injured or require First Aid

• arrive at school after Form class has finished 

• need an early departure due to an appointment 

• or any other general enquiries.

If a student is ill or injured and their parent/guardian has been contacted then they can be collected from Student Services.

School Counsellor/Psychologist

The specific role of the School Counsellor/Psychologist is to support the pastoral care structure of the College by assisting students who are experiencing any personal, family or life circumstances that are affecting their ability to achieve their full potential.

Parent/Guardian School Drop-off and Pick-Up

Students may enter the College from gates located on Shakespeare St, Franklin St and Marian St. There are parking bays available along all of these streets. Please be aware, however, that there are Council restrictions for some bays. Parents are asked NOT to park in the staff car park located on Franklin St. 

SmartRiders

Students using Transport Authority buses and trains must carry their identification / concession cards (SmartRiders) and comply with Transport Authority regulations which include standing when seats are required for full fare-paying adult passengers. Student SmartRiders are ordered from Student Services. SmartRiders also serve as a library card and an exam card and must be carried by students at all times.

Bus Services

A special bus (#15FS) leaves the Wellington Street Bus Station at 8:15am and travels to the College. As a result of recent changes to Route 15, students can now catch Route 15 from Stand 2 at Glendalough Station. Students no longer need to travel into Perth to catch this service to school. This is to assist students travelling in on the northern (Clarkson) service. Other students can still use this service from Roe Street. Additional public service routes leave from the city bus station in the morning and travel along Loftus Street. These are the #276 departing at 7:55am and the #402 departing at 7:58am. Path Transit encourages students to use these services in order to alleviate over-crowding on the #15FS route.

In the afternoon, four buses leave the College from Marian Street. #1 and #4 go to Glendalough Station. #2 goes to Stirling Station via Glendalough and Main Street. #3 goes to the Mirrabooka Bus Station via Flinders Street. A ‘public service’ bus (#15) which travels via the Leederville Station leaves from outside the CASS on Oxford Street.

 

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