West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) is a progressive and dynamic co-educational institution situated on a beautiful semi-rural campus, only minutes from Ipswich in Queensland's south-eastern growth corridor.
The College has grown from a co-educational student population of 225 in its first year of operation in 1994 to a current enrolment of over 1,400 students.
WestMAC supports Senior, Middle and Junior Schools and a Community Kindergarten.
At the heart of the College lies the picturesque Chapel of the Good Shepherd and a magnificent lake. A full-time Chaplain provides pastoral care and nurtures the faith of the College community as a whole.
WestMAC endeavours to offer an extremely broad-based curriculum which allows students to select subjects that will ensure individual success in their schooling. The College proudly aspires to rewarding every student for their pursuit of individual excellence.
Within the College's three sub-schools, a Head and Deputy Head direct staff with the support of House Coordinators and individual tutors. The academic program has offerings in Agricultural Studies, Business, Design and Technology, Digital Technology, Dance, Drama, Drama, English, Food and Textiles Technology, Health and Physical Education, Languages (Japanese and Mandarin Chinese), Mathematics, Music, RAVE (Religious and Values Education), Science and Social Science, Spirited and Visual Art.
Currently the College has 110 full-time teaching staff, and 69 administrative and ancillary staff. The College’s vocational education and training program, which allows subjects to be studied in conjunction with OP eligible subjects or as a complete VET course, is coordinated by a full-time dedicated VET officer. Our cutting edge West Moreton Region Trade Skills Centre allows students access to certificate courses in construction, manufacturing technology, engineering and furnishing.
WestMAC has an unmatched reputation as a positive, nurturing environment for young people in Ipswich, Brisbane Valley, Lockyer Valley and Western Brisbane.
The College has a strong record of academic, cultural and sporting achievement and is committed to helping students reach their individual goals. Students of the College have enjoyed considerable success at district, State and national level in a range of activities including sport, music, debating, literature and leadership.
The campus also allows the College to offer educational experiences unknown to inner city schools, such as a fully working farm with an award winning cattle herd in the College grounds.
Emphasis in recent years has seen the development of overseas sister-school relationships and hosting of overseas study tours. The College currently has 33 international students enrolled in long term programs, and throughout the year can have 20-30 students participating in a one term study abroad program. There is a NEAS accredited ELICOS centre on campus that offers a High School Preparation course to international students.