International Students

  • Discover Perth College

    Our school has drawn on more than 115 years of history and experience to create a learning environment enabling girls to become remarkable women and make their mark in the community.
     
    One of the oldest independent day and boarding girls’ schools in Western Australia, Perth College was established by the Community of the Sisters of the Church in 1902. The Sisters strongly believed in the potential for women to achieve great things and make a difference in the lives of others. Their confidence, independence and determination are values we continue to instil in our girls.
     
    Perth College has 1,100 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, including 100 boarders who come from regional Western Australia and form the ‘heart’ of the School.
    Located in the vibrant café strip area of Mount Lawley, Perth College is 4kms north of the Perth CBD and within easy reach of the domestic and international airport terminals. It is easily accessible via nearby arterial roads, public transport links and the School's own bus system.
     
    Academic excellence is critically important at Perth College and our strong record is testament to this. Just as importantly, we aim to prepare girls to become confident and resilient women, able to take their place in a world that is continually being re-invented. The girls are given the freedom to explore, experience, learn and find their talents and strengths through our academic programme, which is designed to deliver a well-rounded education. The curriculum is underpinned by leading research in learning and teaching as well as the integration of information and communications technology to keep pace with global trends. Our Year 12 girls are regularly amongst the highest-performing students across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects as well as the Humanities and the Arts.
     
    Our facilities and resources ensure the best possible teaching and learning environment for students and staff, blending heritage and modern buildings. Spaces for fun and relaxation as well as quiet contemplation can be found across the campus. A purpose-built Science Centre, Senior Leadership and Learning Centre, 650 seater Theatre, 50m Swimming Pool, Dance Studio, Art Studios and beautiful Chapel amongst other features, ensure that our girls have access to the best education possible. The School has invested in leading edge infrastructure, including wireless technology, smart boards and educational software. Each student has her own Personal Learning Device (laptop), which enables learning anytime, anywhere. A humanoid robot, known as ELLIOT, is used across the Junior and Senior Schools to develop a structured approach to problem-solving and adapt a range of cross-sectional educational content.
     
    Our self-leadership programme, InsideOut, is unique to Perth College and is the first of its kind in a West Australian school. Workshops, activities and guest speakers are tailored to each year level to help the girls develop resilience, find their strengths, develop confidence, exhibit leadership, and display social and emotional intelligence. InsideOut is based on a positive psychology model aimed at creating a positive culture by teaching the skills of mental toughness, goal-setting and achievement, and wellbeing. Aligned with our pastoral care programmes, students gain the knowledge and skills to become the best person they can be, to flourish, and to contribute to the flourishing of others.
     
    As an Anglican school, the tradition of Christian worship and sense of community is important. Perth College has long championed the importance of making a difference within, and giving back to, the community and students can take part in meaningful social justice projects. An emphasis on experiential learning means girls can choose to visit developing countries such as the Solomon Islands and Cambodia, where they work with children, teach, and donate resources to the community. Students are active locally and the School maintains a strong link with many organisations where girls volunteer each week.
     
    Perth College has an extensive co-curricular programme across all year levels. More than 400 students undertake instrumental music or vocal lessons with specialist tutors and perform in musical productions, choirs, bands and ensembles. Drama and Dance are popular and the department maintains a demanding schedule of events – from class works and speech and drama competitions to large-scale musicals, plays, dance performances, and outdoor shows. The School’s Physical Education programme is recognised for excellence in sport, including athletics, rowing, swimming, soccer, basketball and volleyball. The Perth College Netball Academy is the largest school-based netball club in WA, with more than 300 girls from Years 3 to 12 involved. The Perth College Swim Academy is the home base for the Perth City Swimming Club, which offers a range of programmes for all interests and levels.
     
    We believe that Perth College offers girls the best all-round education parents want. The support available for all our students is first-class and we welcome all new additions to our community. If you would like to know more about the School and enrolments, please contact Mrs Judy Parker on 00618 9471 2104 or judy.parker@pc.wa.edu.au.

  • 2017 International Fees Schedule

    APPLICATIONS

    A non-refundable Registration Fee of AUD$100 is to accompany each Application for Admission.
     
    OVERSEAS STUDENT ENTRY FEE $A8,330
    This fee is payable on receipt of notification that an Application for Admission has been successful.
     

    SCHOOL FEES FOR FULL FEE PAYING STUDENTS YEARS 1 to 12 

    Annual Fees and expenses are payable in two instalments in January and July.
     
    Fees are as follows:
     
    Annual Semester
    Tuition – Years 1 to 2 $A22,422 $A11,211
    Tuition – Years 3 to 6 $A24,334 $A12,167
    Tuition – Year 7 to 8 $A32,086 $A16,043
    Tuition – Years 9 to 12 
     
    $A33,318 $A16,659
    Boarding Fee  $A27,260 $A13,630
     

    BUILDING LEVY

    A compulsory Building Levy of $855 per family per annum will be charged to families at the beginning of the year.
     

    TECHNOLOGY TABLET

    A technology levy will be charged for the provision of a technology tablet by the School for the student’s use:
                  Years 7 to 12                           $A675
     

    ADDITIONAL CHARGES

    • Extra Subjects: Tuition is provided by visiting tutors in a variety of fields including Instrumental, Piano, Dance Sport (Year 10), Tennis Coaching and Ballet. The Perth College Performing Arts department will facilitate arrangements and provide details of fees for Piano, Woodwind, Strings, Brass, Singing, Percussion and Theory tuition. They will also liaise between the tutors and the parents and students to timetable lessons. Music fees will be charged to your account. Charges for Dance Sport (Year 10), Tennis Coaching and Ballet will be advised when enrolling for these subjects.
    • Musical Instruments: Hire of instruments may be arranged through the Performing Arts department.
    • Material Charges and Excursions: There will continue to be some additional specific costs during the year for excursions or activities which are related to OPTIONAL activities taken by your daughter that do not apply to the whole year group (eg Art Camp). 
    • Friends of Perth College: Membership of the Friends of PC is optional and this charge may be deleted should parents choose not to join. The subscription is used to purchase facilities and resources for student use. The annual subscription fee will be included on your March statement. 
    • Textbook and Uniform Costs: The average cost of textbooks for a Year 10 student is $700 and the average cost for a Year 12 student is $800 depending on subjects selected.  The average cost of outfitting a student with essential summer, winter and sports uniforms and regulation school bag is $1,750. These items are only available from the Uniform Shop on campus.
    Please note:  Medical Insurance - A Visa-length cover of medical insurance must be organised and evidence sent to the Enrolments Director prior to the issuing of a Confirmation of Enrolment form for Visa application purposes.

    PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

    The first semester's fees are payable on acceptance by Perth College of the student. Subsequent fees are payable before the beginning of each semester. Applications to participate in any Perth College organised tour will NOT be accepted unless all fees are paid up to date.
     
    A late payment fee will be charged on overdue accounts.
     
    No student may commence a new semester unless the previous semester's fees have been paid in full.

    INSURANCE

    It is strongly recommended that parents ensure adequate medical, personal property and liability cover as the School cannot accept responsibility for medical expenses arising from accident or illness, loss of or damage to personal effects and property, or liability incurred by students for bodily injury or property damage.
     
    The School provides insurance for students engaged in work experience activities, course related activities and community assistance programmes authorised by Perth College.

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    A student’s personal information provided to the School may be made available to Commonwealth and State Government agencies and the Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund, pursuant to obligations by the School to advise the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs about:
    • changes to the student’s enrolment; and
    • any breach by the student of Visa conditions relating to behaviour, attendance or academic performance.

    WITHDRAWAL OF PUPILS

    Day Students: A full term's notice in writing to the Principal must be given prior to the removal of a pupil, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of notice. Please note this also applies to an end-of-year removal whereby notice must be given by the commencement of Term Four.

    Boarders: Students may withdraw only at the end of a semester and a full semester's notice in writing to the Principal is required. This applies in the case of a boarder leaving the School or becoming a day student. In lieu of a full semester's notice, a semester’s fees will be charged. Please note this also applies to an end-of-year removal whereby notice must be given by the commencement of Term Three.

    REFUNDS

    Remission of boarding and tuition fees because of absences due to illness or for any other reason will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Specific rules apply to the refund of boarding and tuition fees and other charges for international students; please refer to the International Students Refund Policy for these details.