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Why Choose Western Cape College?

Leon Proud, Executive Principal

Welcome to Western Cape College, a P-12 state educational facility that strives to be recognised, and respected locally, and statewide, as a school of choice for Cape York students, with a focus on personal excellence for all students. 

 Western Cape College strives constantly to create an environment in which every student is inspired to be the best they can be through the provision of opportunity and choices.  We develop and foster personal growth of our students through leadership opportunities, as well as the various academic, vocational, and extracurricular opportunities our school provides.

 The Prep to Year 12 structure significantly enhances educational outcomes for students while facilitating the seamless transition through the different phases of learning.  It also provides students with the opportunity to enrich their learning through access to the extensive range of facilities of a College.

We believe all students have the right to:

  • a safe, supportive and disciplined learning environment
  • a futures orientated, accessible, socially just and relevant curriculum tailored for individuals and groups
  • a creative and individualised educational response that focuses on diversity, flexibility and the building of the social capital of remote communities
  • support from teachers who operate as active professional learners within a culture of high learning and performance expectations.

Our strong business and university links, together with our community partnerships, enable our students to access a wide range of opportunities and pathways that connects the personal development of students with real world experiences. 

We are a College that believes that education is a positive partnership between the home, school, and the wider community, and that the stronger the relationship the more likely that our students will succeed, as the foundation of a supportive learning environment is provided.  We greatly value parent and community involvement as fully as time and commitments allow.  We look forward to working with you and our students.


Leon Proud, Executive Principal