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 firstname.lastname@example.org.