The history of Manea Senior College actually commenced in the late 1960s, when the Bunbury City Council, led by the then Lord Mayor, local GP, Dr Ernie Manea, created a vision for an education and training precinct. A large tract of land was set aside on Robertson Drive to build this precinct on and 40 years later, this vision was realised. Located in Bunbury, Manea is the only specialist senior school in the South West region of Western Australia.
Opening in 2009 Manea Senior College caters for motivated Year 11 and 12 students from across the region, with students seeking university or vocational pathways coming from local, state, interstate and international schools. The range of courses available for students to select from is extensive and our students can now access the largest selection of courses in the South West. The College accommodates the needs of senior school students, providing flexible, individual and innovative approaches to their learning.
Manea Senior College provides the foundation for students to find their place in the global community, developing values and social capabilities to become active and responsible members of society.
Manea Senior College is the senior College of choice, producing graduates who are innovative, independent learners, highly regarded by community, industry, employers, our precinct partners, health and medical organisations and other educational institutions.
Manea Senior College transitions young adults in their final years of secondary schooling into successful, innovative, respectful, courageous and dedicated young adults. The College empowers young adults to advance in their careers and lives by creating a learning environment built on high standards, trust, respect, support, flexibility and accountability.
The College fosters and promotes amongst its students a sense of being valued and belonging to the College community. Manea Senior College is committed to working collaboratively with its community to create an inclusive, innovative and flexible environment that motivates and engages students to maximise their outcomes. Manea Senior College utilises its unique co-location with South Regional TAFE and Edith Cowan University to maximise its adult ethos and the opportunities for collaboration and partnerships to achieve the shared outcomes that the education precinct is aiming to achieve.
The man that created the vision for Manea Senior College: Ern Manea