Specialty Offerings

At SCEA we believe every child has the capacity to be exceptional and we pride ourselves on running a range of key programs to help each student achieve their personal best. 

Each child learns in a unique way therefore our schools have extraordinary facilities such as the Trade Training Centre and the Camp Withnell outdoor adventure grounds, which meet a specific need in our student body. Additional specialised programs such as the Science Academy and the Languages program satisfy those students with a thirst for knowledge. 

Trade Training Centre

The simple fact of life is that the ‘traditional’ school model does not necessarily suit all students. Opened in June 2012 and operated as a trade specific arm of Swan Christian College, Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC) provides quality trade training and career pathways in an innovative and supportive school based environment.

Offering fixed two year courses in hospitality, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry and joinery, electro technology and metal and engineering fabrication, all Swan Trade Training Centre students graduate from Swan Christian College with their WACE, including the successful completion of the Certificate III Business and Certificate II pre-apprenticeship in their chosen trade course as well as 200 hours of work experience.

More information can be found on the STTC Website.


Camp Withnell

Located within the Southern Hills Christian College campus, Camp Withnell provides state of the art facilities and a unique bush setting for outdoor adventure team building activities.

The aim of Camp Withnell is to entertain, challenge and develop students. Through experiences such as abseiling, orienteering, a high ropes course and giant swing, communication skills, confidence and teamwork are built and personal limits overcome.

Key features include:

  • 20 Element High Ropes Course
  • 29m Abseiling Tower
  • Giant Swing (10 metres high)
  • Mountain bike trail through Bungadore Park
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
For more information contact Camp Withnell Coordinator, Kylie Smith on 0439 548 378 or email campwithnell@scea.wa.edu.au.

Science Academy

The Science Academy is an after school enrichment program for students from any school with a passion for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The Science Academy aims to extend, excite and engage students from Years 4 to 9 by giving them the opportunity to work and learn alongside prominent Perth scientists.

Located at Ellenbrook Christian College and Southern Hills Christian College, the curriculum content is explored in resource-rich environments with access to objects and people that most students would not encounter in the day-to-day school context, thereby giving them a significant head start.

Languages Program

SCEA Employ a dedicated languages consultant who works with the language teachers to deliver engaging and effective language programs across all our schools.

Our annual SCEAVision foreign languages performance competition is a highlight in the cross-school calendar. Last year, 23 finalists from 6 schools performed in 8 different languages.

Students are also challenged to participate in intra-SCEA and interschool foreign language competitions and programs to put new languages into practice.

Thank you to every delegate who attended in 2016. We look forward to being in touch shortly with more information about the next Better Education Conference.