Alta-1 College first opened a senior school campus in 2011 followed two years later in 2013 with a middle school campus was. Growth since has been steady. In 2017, the Albany school has grown to have 80 students enrolled across four locally responsive recovery and re-engagement programmes. Each programme is designed to support the at-risk young person using a holistic therapeutic recovery model. In this mission, Alta-1 works closely with a range of local agencies to achieve the positive outcomes for each young person.
My name is Steve Sharp. I’ve lived in Albany most of my life. Most of my professional career has been within the government sector with time as a teacher and senior administrator at several senior high schools.
From 1988-2010 I was at NASHS with the last five years as Deputy Principal. Late 2010 life took a 180 degree turn after unexpectedly needing two open heart surgeries. After a 3-year medical journey of recovery, I needed to get back to work. On my cardiologist’s instructions, I needed a less stressful job and “fell” into the leadership position at Alta-1 College Albany! I lead a motivated school staff team and together in partnership with other local agencies, we positively impact the lives of local and regional young people. This is highly rewarding and leading the Albany team in this endeavour is very rewarding.
You will likely have seen our office at the top end of Lockyer Avenue. Please feel free to call in for a chat if you have a young person who needs our help.
We make a pretty good coffee.
Regional Manager - Albany
Main Office: Unit 1 57 Lockyer Avenue
Enquiries: 98413698 or 0487 231 161
The senior school is currently based at Troode St Church. Troode St provides the weekday physical facilities and a supportive community. The senior school has between 30 and 40 young people aged between 15 and 19 studying a WA Certificate of Education and WA Curriculum Council approved courses at both Foundation and General level.
The Middle School is based in 2017 at the new Church of Christ community centre corner of Mercer Road and Talyuberlup Way. The Middle School has between 15 and 25 students studying a rich theme based curriculum. The new centre is surrounded by peaceful bushland, and is fitted out with an indoor basketball court and a range of excellent facilities for the school to access on weekdays.