STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Preparing you for the workforce.

Right now employment in STEM related industries are increasing every year.

Employers now seek candidates with STEM qualifications and skills.
This month (June 2020) sees the launch of the State Government’s Take 2 STEM campaign. Such an important initiative. By choosing to take STEM courses will give you the skills and knowledge to find a great job for the future.

We have a wide range of STEM courses available for compulsory age students as well as mature age students.

Here’s a list of some of the courses you could study:

Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Chemistry – General and ATAR

Human Biology – General and ATAR

Computer Science – ATAR

Physics – ATAR

Mathematics – General and ATAR

Cyril Jackson pulls together for the elderly.

The Town of Bassendean approached Cath MacDougall our Hospitality teacher to see if Cyril Jackson could help with a meal service to the elderly and vulnerable who cannot access food in the community.

Our Certificate II Hospitality students along with the Cyril Jackson Education Support students have been preparing meals to support our community members.

This is a part of the 5000meals program which is supported by Second Bite, community based organisations. In addition, these meals are being delivered by local community volunteers who come to the Campus to collect the meals and deliver them to our vulnerable community members.

Building community is a very important part of Cyril Jackson’s culture and we have been very keen to form this partnership with the Town of Bassendean, their local volunteers and the 5000meals program. Our students are learning invaluable skills towards their Certificates but more importantly, they are learning the value of volunteering and being an active member of our community in a time of great need.

Cyril Jackson has become a central hub for this initiative. Some schools who had food still in stock for their food lessons or canteens have donated excess food to the project.

We have also been privileged to have a well-known chef, Rohan Park from Fleur at the Park Royal who specialises in fine dining supporting this wonderful project. Rohan is a former student and when his employment ceased he immediately contacted us to see how he could help and use his expertise.

 Next week, former Hospitality students who are now apprentices, will also join our classes and help students and chefs in preparing meals.

A great community effort in times of need. We are proud to be a part of it!

Dr Karen Read


Intensive English Centre students excursion to Sculptures by the Sea

On 12th March 2020, IEC 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 went on an excursion to Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures by the Sea, at Cottesloe beach. 

They met their teachers and education assistants at Ashfield station in the morning and caught the train together to Cottesloe. Students walked along the beach and had a marvelous time viewing and photographing the various sculptures on display. While they explored, students recorded their feelings about different sculptures and the scenery around them, and they were able to do some great recounts of the excursion once they were back at school. 

For many of our newly arrived students, this was their first experience of visiting the beach in Australia, so this was the perfect opportunity for them to learn about sun protection (Slip, Slop, Slap!) and beach safety. This excursion also improved students’ skills in using public transport, and helped them understand how to get to one of Perth’s most famous beaches.