Expressions of Interest for VETinSchools Off Campus

We are now seeking Expressions of Interest for the Courses on offer at the SRTAFE Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River Campuses. Students who have not yet taken the opportunity to complete one of these, or who may have missed out on selection last year, may like to consider one of these as part of their program for 2020.

The selection process is fairly rigorous and in the link below you will see, there are limited places.

Students are advised to collect and then submit an expression of interest form to Mrs Miller at the Career Centre, if they would like to be considered.

SRTAFE VET Opportunities for 2020

Any questions regarding the courses or the application process should also be directed to the Careers Centre 97570777 or

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information Night

Parents and Prospective Employers are invited to an


Learn more about how these arrangements may benefit businesses and students,  providing opportunities for growth or skill development. Full time or part time, these arrangements can attract incentives. Parents, Students and Employers are welcome to this evening to hear success stories, learn about the requirements of arrangements, and find out what employers are looking for in candidates.

For more information, download flyer from link below.

Please RSVP to this event : Career Centre MRSHS  on  97570776, or

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information Night (LINK)



Margaret River SHS Career Hub

Margaret River SHS Career Hub

The Margaret River Senior High Senior High School Vocational and Education faculty has created a new Career Hub page for students to access.
Learn all about Career Ladders and Study Information; search for Careers, Courses and Scholarships!
Try  a Career Quiz, Resume Templates, Free Online Courses and more!!

The Career Hub is accessible via the JUMP Portal menu in the black at the top right and also at this link:

See Michelle Michelle in the VET faculty for more information.

Decision Making for Upper School Pathways – Year 10 Parent Night

Margaret River SHS will host our first Information Night for Year 10 Parents on Wednesday 14th March at 7pm.

We believe that the best decisions are made with plenty of lead time and discussion. Helping parents understand the Certificate of Education requirements and unpacking the options available takes time.

This event will include information on:

  • The transition process from Year 10 to 11.
  •  The Year 10 foundations at school through Career IT.
  •  The awareness of the types of courses available to students for 2019
  • Student achievement in Year 10 and the impact on recommendations for Year 11.
  •  Collaborative process for course selections for Year 11.
  • Timeline for course selections.


This is the first of two sessions (the second in Term 3) to ensure both parents and students are informed and ready to make these pathway decisions

Gold Medal at WA WorldSkills Competition

Gold Medal at WA WorldSkills Competition

Year 11 student Kallan Sherwood was recently awarded the Gold Medal for the State Division of WorldSkills Competition for Commercial Cookery. Kallan has undertaken training at SR TAFE in 2017 under the guidance and expertise of Amanda Smith and her team. He completed this while also studying his WACE/ATAR course at school this year. Kallan has been invited to compete at the Nationals in Sydney in June 2018.

Kallan Sherwood Gold Medal WA World Skills Commercial Cookery




Your Teen’s Success – Redefining Success to Help Teens Shine and Thrive

Margaret River SHS Career Development Department is pleased to present a PARENT PRESENTATION with Student Success Coach Karen Claridge from The Edge Coaching Academy. Karen’s talks empower and inspire students, and parents, to go beyond surviving to thriving during these landmark years.

Tuesday 14th November @ Margaret River SHS 6.30pm

In this one hour presentation, Karen discusses how we as parents, can positively impact our teen’s future by redefining and embracing a new way of thinking about “success”, in keeping with the radical changes of the 21st century.

Karen points to a major ‘game change’ in the employment market and explains why academic achievement alone, is no longer the guarantee to job opportunities it once was.

She shares with us practical tips and tangible steps we can take in our role as parents, to help guide them in their own journey towards a bright future in a fast-changing world.

Bookings for this workshop to Careers Centre on 97570777 or direct to

For More about Karen Claridge:

This is brought to you as a joint initiative of Engagement and Enrichment, Student Health and Wellbeing and Career Development at MRSHS.

Parent Talk Redefining Success For Our Teens


Adventure at HMAS Stirling

Adventure at HMAS Stirling

Ever thought you would have 18 strangers singing happy birthday and sharing a Pavlova on a naval base? We didn’t.

The Women in Leadership Camp, held on Garden Island (HMAS Stirling) from the 3rd to 5th of October was an amazing, inspiring and informative 3 day camp. From the very start the air hummed with excitement and uncertain expectations. Though we had only just met the other 18 girls, we were thrown into all types of leadership challenges, trust and team-building exercises resulting is a very giggly, friendly environment.

We went from snacking on biscuits in a bus to dinning in the officer mess halls eating mountains of hearty food and talking to numerous Navy personal of all ranks and roles and their interesting, adventurous lifestyles within the Australian Defence force. Over the 3 days we were privileged to multiple tours of their ‘state of the art’ facilities such as their 20 meter deep submarine escape training pool, warfare simulation room, engineering headquarters, safety school and their simulated firing range. We were also fortunate enough to be taken on one of their Armidale class patrol boats named Launceston (which was one of the highlights) as well as in one of their Collin class submarines which was also pretty amazing.

As well as receiving multiple informative tours and talks, we were put through our paces, the organisers testing our fitness, taking us on a 15km ride at 06:00 and then later slaughtering the 20 of us with the beloved beep test. It was made clear that exercise and fitness is a definite requirement.

Overall highlights of the camp were probably exploring the patrol boat, touring the submarine but also meeting a diverse group of sailors and officers and leaning about their recruitment process and their exciting experiences in the navy. It was amazing how much we learnt just from talking to all the different personal that were available and keen to talk to us, especially the women who had families as well as successful careers; truly a valuable insight when considering to join the Defence force.

It was an awesome camp and we would recommend it to anyone who was considering a career in any of the 3 defence forces or who is wanting to gain experience and knowledge and is open to meeting interesting people, ‘friends’ and having a lot of fun. The organisers were amazing and it was a massive privilege to be able to be residents on the Stirling base for an epic 3 days.


Kate and Tess Mann
Yr 11 students of 2017