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Perth College

31 Lawley Crescent

Mount Lawley WA6050

Tel: 08 9471 2100

Fax: 08 9471 2101



Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Boarding: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

Performing Arts Academy: Yes

Sporting Academy: Yes

Language Immersion/Bi-Lingual: Yes


Perth College educates across body mind Heart and spirit. Renowned for excellence across academic co-curricular experiential and outdoor education each girl is supported in her learning and is encouraged to always perform her personal best. An inquiry approach to learning is utilised in the Junior School with specialist subjects of Art music physical Education french drama and Dance science and Beliefs and Values. Learning and Enrichment commences in the Junior School and continues across the Senior School recognising each and every girl’s skills and abilities. The School is active in the development of education in Western Australia through providing advice trialling of curriculum and contributing work and programme samples.


• Judith Cottier Theatre (660 seating capacity)• Founders Centre for Early Learning• Leading edge Jean Rogerson Science Centre with wet labs attached to each classroom• 50m heated swimming pool• Chapel of St Michael and All Angels• Fully equipped Gymnasium• Netball Courts• Pavilion• Anne Hairsine Drama and Dance studio with retractable seating• Opus rooms for private music lessons• Library Resource Centre• Myalla House a wonderful environment for functions and events for our past students


At Perth College students are provided with a Personal Learning Device (PLD) granting them access to significant learning technologies. The PLD is considered to be the student's mobile classroom and the School's Portal/Intranet the virtual classroom. The School has invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure including wireless technology smart boards industry standard and educational software and systems. These technologies in conjunction with traditional classroom best practices provide our girls with a 21st Century education.


Co-curricular opportunities on offer include Drama dance music debating and the publication of the School’s yearbook mock Trials photography tournament of Minds and Outdoor Education. Sports include: • Athletics• Basketball• Cricket• Cross Country• Hockey• Netball• Rowing• IGSSA Swimming• Soccer• Softball• Tennis• Volleyball• Water Polo


Boarders are accepted from Year 7 and enjoy a shared dorm style envrionment until Year 9. Year 9 - 12 students have the unique experience of individual rooms. The Perth College Boarding House prides itself on it's warmth and 'home away from home' environment with our girls coming from all around Western Australia with a capacity of 113 girls. A feature of a Perth College boarding education is the value placed on the development of responsibility community and challenge. The 'On Board' programme is designed to teach our girls more about themselves to develop self-esteem to appreciate and experience the ways in which they can contribute to their immediate and wider community and ultimately how to lead by example and manage senior roles of leadership in preparation for life beyond Perth College. At the start of the course we focus on community living domestic skill acquisition positive thinking and a practical environmental project. They then have opportunities to work with individuals and groups in the wider community attend Leadership Camps and organise events for the School community mentor new Boarders and learn how to lead the Boarding Community in their final year.

Old Girls' Association

The Old Girls' Association (OGA) is located on the Perth College Campus within Myalla House and currently has over 3 members most of whom are life members. In 2013 oGA will celebrate their centenary with many planned events scheduled to mark the occasion. OGA arrange many fundraising and social functions throughout the year including the 10 and 50 year reunions held in WA interstate and overseas.


Perth College is the oldest independent girls' school in Western Australia and during 2012 the School celebrated 110 years of educating remarkable women.

After 18 months of sound research perth College launched Western Australia’s first sequential self-leadership programme for women in 2012.   InsideOut is the first stage of the Centre of Excellence for Women providing opportunities for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. Girls will learn throughout a range of workshops seminars experiential learning and self-leadership opportunities. This is to reflect the girls inner development to outer excellence which will provide our girls with the skills to lead themselves; to cope with challenges; to be more resilient; become stronger; more capable whilst also giving the girls real skills to make a difference in society which will also benefit overall academic performance. A key aspect of InsideOut is our collaboration with the University of Western Australia who is undertaking a research project with Perth College to evaluate the quantitative difference of self-leadership training which will provide us with measurable outcomes.

Prospective families are welcome to attend our Information Sessions and Community Tours held throughout the year.   Available dates are:   14 May june august and 17 September.   Commencing at 9. 00am the Principal will welcome guests and undertake a presentation regarding InsideOut.   A school tour will commence at 9. 30am followed by refreshments.

Open Day 2014 is scheduled for the Monday 3 March labour Day Public Holiday.   This is a unique oppportunity to see the School in action with students attending regular classes along with special performances/activities scheduled throughout the day.

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