Shenton College is a
public, co-educational secondary school located in Shenton
Park, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Established in January 2001 through the amalgamation of Swanbourne
and Hollywood Senior High Schools, the College
currently caters for approximately 1,340
students from Year 8 to Year 12. Its ethos
"Excellence, Self and Community".
Shenton College was the 8th highest ranking Western Australian
TEE/WACE school in 2008.
Shenton College is built on a 130,000 square metre site of
historical and natural significance, bounded by Lemnos Street,
Selby Street and Stubbs Terrace. It is directly across from the Shenton
Park train station (of the Fremantle trainline).
The College buildings are curved, of a light limestone with
colourful interior walls. There are plants and trees dotted about
everywhere and several courtyards and grassed areas within the main
building areas. There are pieces of local art (a requirement of the
College's construction) in various places around the school
grounds. There are also two main ovals, one in front (near the
Senior School) and one near the Middle School. In a joint
enterprise with the University of Western
and other assorted agencies there is also a new
artificial hockey turf near Gallipoli and Borneo houses.
Shenton college is also a parttaker in the Department of Education
and Training's ATP Program. Students in this program take most of
their lessons in Borneo House, a former mental hospital for war