Academics at Wesley College

    Junior School: A Sense of Wonder

From Junior School through to Year 6, we embrace the philosophy that co-education is important for establishing social and emotional building blocks. Fundamental literacy and numeracy skills are explicitly taught, balanced with inquiry-based units to foster creativity and higher-order thinking. Wesley College Juniors have access to (and responsibility for) a flourishing sustainability garden and soon, a nature playground to contribute to the development of students’ motor skills.

    Middle School: Exploring Opportunities to Grow

Wesley College’s unique structure incorporates a middle school for the adolescent years (Year 5 to 8), which promotes self-confidence and a growing sense of responsibility, with a stimulating academic program that is both dynamic and flexible.

All students study Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, the Arts (performing and visual), Languages (French, Indonesian and Mandarin from Year 5), Technology and Enterprise, Philosophy, Religious and Ethical Perspectives, Service Learning and a specific Social and Emotional Learning Program designed for Middle School students. Extension and enrichment programs are in place to support gifted and talented students.

    Senior School: Empowering Young Men

When students transition to secondary school (Year 9 to 12), a variety of WACE and VET programs are available; taught by experienced and dedicated professionals. Year 12 WACE results consistently demonstrate a strong academic culture and drive for every boy to reach his own level of excellence.

The pastoral care structure at Wesley is designed to ensure every boy can develop a close bond with a consistent adult presence, known throughout their school life as their ‘mentor’. There are usually 12 students within each mentor group, in which the student remains from Year 9, right through to Year 12. Mentors are responsible for the well-being of students within their group. Social and Emotional Curriculum is taught as part of the mentor program such as Keys for Life (Safe Driving Skills).

From Year 9 onwards, the boys are expected to become more independent and take on greater responsibility for their studies, sporting commitments and co-curricular activities.

    Katitjin: Our Flagship Program

Katitjin is a compulsory term-long program in Year 8. It is unique to Wesley and takes place off-site, primarily in Perth City. Students engage in a range of projects (city-based community service projects, remote camps and more) during which they are encouraged to explore self-awareness, team dynamics, and community. The aims of the program include nurturing leadership skills, developing the ability to work as a team through various challenges, engendering commitment and engagement with the pursuit of learning, developing an outward focus and empathy linked to community service learning initiatives and applying skills and knowledge to real life situations.