Our Difference

Our school thrives on the power of positive education

Young minds are capable of great things. They just need a spark to ignite natural curiosity and an environment that’s comfortable and fun.

The principles of positive education in schools underpin all our endeavours at Perth College, throughout both high school and primary school, and our leadership in the positive education field is a major point of difference.

The enthusiasm for learning and a general sense of confidence is something you can feel as you tour the campus.

Through our positive education in schools philosophy, we create an environment where students can stretch themselves. Not just academically, but personally as well-rounded and caring individuals who know the importance of making a difference and giving back to the community.

Girls are encouraged and nurtured to become confident and determined young women who feel empowered and responsible for their own path. We place great importance on developing critical and creative thinking, self-leadership, grit and kindness.

sparc: Preparing students for the future

Sparking passion, growing attributes and build relationships to contribute to the world

sparc is a Perth College initiative, blending a unique, future focused learning framework designed to prepare our students with the knowledge, skills, attributes and values that will see them flourish now and into the future.

There is a need for us to prepare our students for the future world, a world for which jobs have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated.

Find out more about sparc.

InsideOut is our world-recognised positive education psychology program for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, which helps us develop well-rounded young women who are confident, caring and capable in all aspects of their lives. This unique self-leadership program ensures each girl is inspired in her learning journey to become bolder, kinder, wiser.

Find out more about InsideOut.

Why choose an all-girls school?

There has long been a growing body of research that shows girls in a single-sex setting are more likely to compete, take risks, and be confident. They are also more likely to participate in sport, maths, science and technology, and have a healthy body image.

The academic and co-curricular achievements of our students support these findings but, more importantly, we observe how supportive the girls are of each other day-to-day and how they inspire each other to achieve more.

When private girls' school Perth College was established in 1902, the founding Sisters’ vision for what women could do challenged the accepted ideas of the time. They established an almost defiant attitude that young women should work hard to make the most of their opportunities, and use their positions in society or privileges to make a difference.

This spirit lives on today. We actively encourage our students to aim high and pursue their passions in an environment free from gender stereotyping.

Our teachers and staff are specialist educators of girls, trained in the principles of positive education in schools and ‘the science of human flourishing’. This dedication helps students graduate as confident, independent and determined young women, ready to take their place in the world and make a difference.