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West Moreton Anglican College

Address

Keswick Road, Karrabin, Qld, 4306 
Queensland, Australia

General Overview

   Founded in 1994

   Approximately 1350 students. Including 35 international students from Japan, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong

   Coeducational Anglican School

CRICOS Provider Code: 01329M

Website: www.wmac.com.au


West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) is set on a naturally beautiful 38 hectare campus, which provides students with a peaceful and safe environment conducive to school-life, only 40 minutes to the Brisbane CBD and less than 1 hour to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Established in 1994, WestMAC has now grown to house a staggering 1350 students. This includes 35 international students from Japan, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Since 2002, WestMAC has welcomed over 1000 students from 15 different countries. These students heavily benefit from the on-campus language centre for the HSP program. Our excellent sporting facilities allow us to provide two special courses in soccer and golf excellency. 80% of Year 12 graduates enter the university of their choosing.

West Moreton Anglican College promotes homestay accomodation for international students, as research shows students improve their English more quickly when immersed in this environment. All homestay families live within an average travel time of 25 minutes.

Why choose West Moreton Anglican College for your child's future education?

  • Good academic reputation and outstanding results
  • Extensive ESL support offered to International Students
  • International Student Support Centre and excellent pastoral care
  • Homestay managed by the College
  • Strong  and competitive sports program
  • Golf Excellence program
  • Soccer Excellence Program
  • Extension subjects, university subjects and career guidance and help with university entrance
West Moreton Anglican College welcomes students from all around the world for long and short term study options. International students offer richness in their backgrounds and provide opportunities for our community to appreciate diverse cultures. WestMAC’s well-balanced schooling experience offers a pathway into a rewarding career or to complete additional study at university.

The College offers an inclusive and nurturing learning environment in combination with high quality pastoral care. The NEAS accredited ELICOS Centre ensures that the College can offer an individualised transition from English language studies into an academic program.

 The Homestay Program

While studying at WestMAC, International students can enjoy an authentic cultural immersion through our homestay program. Research has shown students improve their English more quickly when immersed in a homestay environment.

 

All homestay families live within a reasonable distance of the College and many have children of their own attending WestMAC. The average travelling time for students to the College is 25 minutes.  Students may travel by bus, train or private car.

School Facilities

The School’s facilities are extensive and impressive, providing for every pertinent academic, sporting, cultural and social aspect of a boy’s education and development in the fullest sense. 

Contained within the campus West Moreton Anglican College provides the following:

         'Lostroh Centre' Multipurpose Hall - with a maximum seating capacity of 2100 people, the facility offers performance opportunities and expansive sporting areas.

         25 metre pool with tiered seating

         Tennis, basketball, netball multipurpose courts

         Two large ovals with cricket nets and 2 soccer & hockey fields.

         Trade Skills Centre - features a robotics laboratory, dedicated design space, machine shop, large open plan manufacturing and construction workshops, general workshops, spray booths, welding bays and over $300K of specialist, commercial level equipment and machinery.

         Two libraries which service the three sub-schools.

 

The Farm

Due to its semi-rural setting and the sheer size of its campus - is support a fully working farm which allows students from both urban and rural backgrounds to acquire skills in horticulture and animal husbandry.

         The farm is home to a cattle herd of 21 head including 11 registered Charolais stud cattle.

         WestMAC’s Cattle Show team has been operating for over 10 years, students demonstrate their commitment to the Cattle Show Team by attending training in their own time on a weekly basis after school

         Students can also work with poultry and goats. Beekeeping is popular with many students and the product of the College’s hives wins many local Show awards.


Lostroh_Centre

The College’s spacious, air conditioned 'Lostroh Centre' Multipurpose Hall is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the Ipswich region. With a maximum seating capacity of 2100 people, the facility offers performance opportunities and expansive sporting areas.

Sporting Facilities

WestMAC has a comprehensive range of outdoor sporting facilities, including a 25 metre pool with tiered seating, tennis/ basketball/ netball multipurpose courts, 2 large ovals with cricket nets and 2 soccer/hockey fields.

Trade Skills Centre
Opened in 2015, the fully equipped Trade Skills Centre features a robotics laboratory, dedicated design space, machine shop, large open plan manufacturing and construction workshops, general workshops, spray
booths, welding bays and over $300K of specialist, commercial level equipment and machinery

Curriculum for Year 11-12

Subjects offered in Year 11-12 (Subject to change)

        Accounting

        Agricultural Science

        Ancient History

        Biology

        Business Communication and Technology (BCT)

        Chemistry

        Chinese

        Dance

        Drama

        Economics

        English

          Hospitality Studies

          Information Technology Systems (ITS)

          Japanese

          Legal Studies

          Mathematics A

          Mathematics B

          Mathematics C

          Modern History

          Music

          Physical Education

          Physics

          Technology Studies

      Tertiary Pathways

      The Senior Years at the College offer all students in Year 10, 11 and 12 a number of pathways for their future career.  These pathways include a diverse curriculum offering Queensland Studies Authority subjects for students wishing to gain entry into various tertiary institutions, as well as the opportunity of studying at TAFE or completing a traineeship with one of many local businesses.

      Special Activities     

      At Canterbury College, a student’s musical appreciation and experience are regarded as integral aspects of their overall education and personal development. Playing instruments and singing are extremely popular and many students are involved in the College’s performing ensembles. The Music Department offers a wide range of musical ensembles for students to join. These include various string ensembles, a string quartet, concert bands, guitar ensembles and several chamber ensembles.

      •    Strings Ensemble   
      •    Instrumental and choral programme
      •    Drama and Musical productions   
      •    Leadership Training
      •    Vocational Education and Training Courses   
      •    Drama and Public Speaking
      •    Gifted and Talented program   
      •    School Musical
      •    Chess   
      •    Youth Theatre

      Sport

      •    Athletics
      •    Volleyball   
      •    Basketball
      •    Cross Country   
      •    Golf
      •    Rugby
      •    Soccer   
      •    Softball
      •    Swimming   
      •    Tennis