What is Comet?
Comet stands for Community Outreach Model of Education and Training. It is the longest running Alternative Education program in Perth’s northern suburbs. You can find out more here.
Where are you located?
Comet operates from two sites.
Comet Clarkson operates at the Clarkson Youth Centre, which is graciously provided in-kind by the City of Wanneroo. Access to the site’s custom youth facilities is extremely important in creating an environment suitable for different types of learners.
Comet Caversham is located at the corner of Benara Road and West Swan Road (next to the 7-11).
If getting here is a problem, our teams pick up and drop off students from the Clarkson Train Station at a designated time each day and from Caversham we have two bus runs to the school.
Comet will also be opening up a third campus in Centennial Park, Albany at the start of 2019.
How are you different?
Unlike a mainstream school, our program in Clarkson takes a maximum of 40 students at a time and in Caversham we can accommodate up to 80 students. We have a high staff to student ratio which means each young person is offered individualised one-on-one support. As part of our holistic approach we believe it’s important to help young people succeed by assisting them to overcome factors that have impacted their learning. You can find out more about how we work here.
What are your hours of operation?
We generally start the day at 9 am and finish by 2.30 pm.
At Comet, we understand that circumstances might make it difficult for some young people to attend at these times. If this is the case for you please let our staff know so they can work something out. Your choice to re-connect with learning is what’s most important to us.
Do we need to bring anything?
Yes… your willingness to work towards a better you, and lunch.
Everything else will be provided.
If you can’t find an answer to your question on our website please email us or give call us a call at Clarkson (08 9407 9099) or Caversham (9250 8944).