Manea Senior College opened its spectacular facilities in February 2009. Located in Bunbury, Manea is the only specialist senior school in the South West region of Western Australia. For independent, goal orientated, respectful and motivated Year 11 and 12 students, who enjoy being treated as young adults and share our core values of choice, respect, responsibility and success, Manea Senior College has become the popular choice for senior schooling in the South West. Such is our reputation, parents have enquired about enrolment as far ahead as 2029!
In addition to a huge range of courses on offer, Manea is the only secondary school in Western Australia to offer a Health and Medical Specialist Program. This program gives our students interested in exploring careers in the health and medical fields a head start in their skills and knowledge.
Manea attracts students from over 30 schools, including significant numbers from private schools. Our students attend from towns and areas throughout the region, including some who travel for 3 hours per day to attend. This is not surprising when you look at what Manea offers and the results we have achieved.
During our short history, Manea has had students who have achieved an ATAR of 99+ and significant numbers of students achieving a Certificate III or Certificate IV along with their Western Australian Certificate of Education. Our students have been head hunted for apprenticeships and have gained entry into highly competitive university courses such as medicine and engineering.
Manea was the first regional secondary school in WA to become an independent public school and we have used this flexibility to benefit students, including establishing an extensive academic support program and heavily subsidising the cost of VET fees.
Students at Manea experience challenging, invigorating and inspiring learning opportunities and teaching practices from carefully selected, expert teachers. Our staff accommodate the learning styles and expectations of senior school students, providing flexible and innovative approaches reflective of their needs. Our teachers and support staff build quality relationships to assist our students achieve their academic goals and provide support for the students social and emotional development.
Whilst ATAR and VET are important and often seen as the end-product of education, there is an increasing awareness of the different and developing skills required for life. At Manea we recognise the importance of general capabilities and seek to develop enterprise skills central to long-term student success. Our end goal is to embed strategies that allow capabilities and skills to be interwoven within students’ courses (ATAR, General, VET and other), and developed through projects and professional learning workshops for our students.
At Manea we have developed a unique timetable model that allows students to design a combination of courses and qualifications. We are highly flexible and focus on the individual needs of our students.
Manea’s facilities perfectly match our young adult environment. Our students believe that the design and ‘feel’ at Manea is more like a university campus than a school. Our subject specialist teachers and disruption free environment adds to the university tone and our students graduate from Manea ready to soar as they head into university, full time training or employment.
Located between our education precinct partners, Edith Cowan University and South Regional TAFE, our students have the opportunity to combine their school programs with nationally recognised training qualifications, as well as the ability to access resources and facilities across the precinct.
All students at Manea Senior College are regarded as and interact with staff as young adults and have my trust and commitment and that of our staff. In return, MSC students respond accordingly and have always impressed me with their demonstration of our core values of choice, respect, responsibility and success.
Come and see for yourself why Manea Senior College is so popular. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
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