The New North Education Initiative (NNEI) is a collaborative partnership between Balga, Eastern Hills, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka and Morley Senior High Schools within the North Metropolitan Education Region. This unique partnership provides enhanced opportunities for students, and the best of educational delivery for young adult learning. This alliance enables students at these schools to access a wider breadth of Senior School curriculum choices with specialist teachers, while remaining attached to their home school campus and is in response to community demands for excellence in education.
- Enhanced curriculum breadth
- Comprehensive academic stream offerings
- Promotion of excellence in local schools
- Development of successful programs in local schools
- State of the art Vocational Education and Training options
- Access to three Trade Training Centres
- Quality professional development for teaching staff
- Close and active engagement with primary schools
- Strong, shared community links
The shared, cooperative curriculum delivery across five sites has attracted considerable local and state wide interest. Student achievement has improved through this alliance by enabling students at NNEI schools access to Senior Secondary Schooling curriculum choices beyond the limits of what is offered at their home school. Currently 100 students travel between schools to access courses of their choice.
The schools in the initiative deliver a range of courses across five campuses. The shared courses are offered in two blocks of two hours per week throughout the school year or as whole day courses in the specialist Trade Training Centres.
Students accessing the shared courses at NNEI schools are required to make their own travel arrangements at the start and end of the school day (to or from the host school). Travel between the host schools and home schools during the school day will be provided by the NNEI Bus. In the case of Eastern Hills Senior High School, travel arrangements are different because of the more distant location and nature of the delivery of the shared course offerings.
Students are invited to access a placement in a shared course at an NNEI school if their home school is unable to offer the course, or the student’s choices do not fit the courses offered on their home school’s timetable.
Girrawheen Senior High School
Mirrabooka Senior High School
Morley Senior High School