The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin provides Year 11 and 12 students with a vibrant, inclusive and comfortable home for up to 135 students who are unable to commute the distance from home. All students are provided with quality physical and emotional care with staff living on site 24/7. The Residential area of the College plays an important role in the social and emotional development of our students.
Students boarding at the College have access to academic support and many social, cultural and sporting activities allowing them to develop a balanced lifestyle in a caring and supportive environment. Extra curricular activities are strongly aligned to the learning environment at the College.
At the completion of their final two years of schooling it is hoped students will leave the College and their residential environment as confident, respectful and courteous young adults.
Every member of the College staff is focused on delivering quality care to ensure each student feels like a valued and accepted member of the College community. Nine experienced residential staff are employed on a roster basis, including an active night shift to provide a safe and caring environment for students outside school hours. All residential staff have completed their Certificate IV in Residential Care and have completed Child Protection and Abuse Prevention training.
An extremely active social and sporting calendar allows students to make the most of the College’s well-equipped recreation centre and sporting facilities. Students can also participate in community sporting teams in the region.
In Year 11, residential students have the opportunity to be exposed to rural practices in the north. The tour provides a valuable insight into the huge variety of production in Western Australia including mining, fish and pearl farming, large scale pastoral farming, fruit growing and tropical agriculture.
The College has five boarding houses: Linto, How, Weller, Moyle and Morton. Linto Dorm is assigned to Year 11 & 12 girls while the remaining boarding houses are split between Year 11 & Year 12 boys. Rooms are air conditioned and are either single rooms or twin share.
Major sporting and recreational events at the College include:
- The College River Cruise
- North West Tour
- Autumn Carnival
- College Ball
- Scuba Diving
- Adventure World
- Horse Club
- Football and Hockey
- Mursell Tennis Shield
- Weights Club
- Special Diners
- Surf Camp