Welcome to Alta-1 College

Alta-1 operates a school that provides an alternative education program for young people between the ages of 12 and 19 years.  The program enables young people who are not suited to mainstream schooling to complete secondary education.  Delivered within a supportive and individually focused context, the Alta-1 program incorporates a mix of both school and TAFE equivalent components.

Executive Welcome


At Alta-1 we provide a learning environment for students who have struggled to fit anywhere else. We work hard at helping our students build real and healthy relationships with their teachers, mentors and peers. Whilst we work hard to grow the academic skills within our students, we spend as much time exploring the development of emotional and spiritual tools and skills that we all need to navigate all that life throws at us. 



Alta-1 College realises each student carries a unique set of experiences, knowledge and beliefs relating to themselves and their interaction with the world around them.  When some of these pieces in their internal puzzle refuse to fit together the way they think they should, a conflict begins and this can then boil over into different areas in life.


As students are encouraged to face their issues in a safe and structured environment, slowly the pieces of their puzzles are realigned and they can make sense of their reality. Our goal is to be a part of that journey, for as long or as short as is necessary for the individual to move to the next phase, whether that is employment, apprenticeships, TAFE training or further studies.


So again – Welcome to Alta-1 College and our prayer is that our journey, as students, parents, teachers and mentors will be a positive step forward into the rest of each of our lives.


Dr Martin Bent

Alta-1 College - Chief Executive Officer



School Structure

When enrolling in Alta-1, all students attend an introductory Transition course, which is designed to help students settle into a new environment; connect with staff and peers; develop a career pathway and the tools to start on that journey.


On successful completion of Transition, students commence within the mainstream program.  Personal and academic growth is encouraged for each student. All students complete the endorsed curriculum council subjects and work towards their secondary school graduation.

Chaplaincy Services

In our school the chaplain plays a vital role in delivering in-class programs as well as participating in out-of-class camps and activities. Students may voluntarily opt to receive more personalized help in the way of individual guidance or counsel, and parents can feed back through our online surveys. Complaints, if any, are recorded and acted upon according to the schools Complaints and grievances policy located at the bottom of the Colleges hompage.


Jan Hesse (North Region Senior Chaplain) meets the qualification criteria for the schools NSCP funding and is the nominated representative of the College. For any chapliancy related enquiries or concerns please contact the main office or email:


ConnectEd – Online Program

Alta-1 College focuses on working with students who have been marginalized by mainstream education. The majority are able to attend educational programs delivered in class groups at Alta-1 College campuses. Some young people, however, for a variety of reasons, are house bound and need to access education in an alternative manner. The primary aim of the ConnectEd Program, therefore, is to provide such young people with a home-based educational program while at the same time offering teacher and pastoral support designed to facilitate their


How ConnectEd Online Works

ConnectEd is a virtual classroom and all of our students have the privilege of completing their education in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to working with the ConnectEd teachers, who are based at the Alta-1 administration office in Wangara, each student is cared for by one of our ConnectEd chaplains. ConnectEd chaplains meet with students weekly, in the student's home,  and work with the students to engage in the process of change.


Resources Needed

Students will need to have access to


  • an up to date computer (no more than 4 years old)
  • high speed internet access
  • an adequate download usage
  • a working printer
  • an appropriate working space that is conducive to learning




For enrolments, click here to visit the enrolments page.

Alta-1 is honoured to have the generous support and sponsorship from the following local businesses
Campus Locations

Phone +61 8 9403 8200

Fax +61 8 9403 8299


Office Address

Unit 1/ 7 Prindiville Drive

Wangara WA 6065

Connect Ed Administration
4a / 14 Uppill Place
Wangara WA 6065

Postal Address
P.O. Box 2104

Wangara WA 6947