All Saints' College is one of Australia's leading independent Anglican coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Year 12 schools, located in Perth's southern suburbs. Founded in 1981, we retain our youth's freshness and energy while also being firmly and confidently established in Perth's independent educational environment.
The College is a unique provider of outstanding educational programs. Our dynamic learning environment encourages the pursuit of personal academic excellence. At the same time, our dedicated staff, innovative educational programs, responsive leadership structure, and excellent physical resources support each student in fulfilling their potential.
At All Saints', opportunities abound for our students, within and beyond the classroom! A dynamic and innovative Pre-K to 12 College, ASC enjoys a national reputation for providing holistic education and, specifically, for achieving outstanding academic results in a friendly, caring, and supportive environment.
Recognizing the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child, All Saints' College enjoys a strong sense of community: our dedicated staff and diverse student population celebrate parent, family, and community involvement. As part of this, and in keeping with our motto – To serve with wisdom and courage – our students recognize and embrace their responsibilities to society, being active contributors to their community in many practical ways during their school years and beyond.
Set on a beautifully treed and landscaped campus of 19 hectares, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the Perth CBD, All Saints' is renowned for its world-class facilities, including our state-of-the-art technologies, our indoor Aquatics and Sports Centres, and our breath-taking new Centre for Performing Arts, to name but a few.
Further, our students enjoy the fact that all our facilities are on-site and thus readily accessible, not only during school hours but also beyond the school day via our extensive co-curricular activity and learning program.
There is just so much to see and enjoy at ASC – I invite you to visit and experience it for yourself. Whether you choose to spend a day on campus with our students, or you prefer to tour our grounds and facilities initially, you will – I am sure – feel right at home, and enjoy the warmth of our exceptional community. In partnership with its families, community, and the Anglican Church, All Saints' College empowers boys and girls to develop their potential, becoming confident, compassionate and committed to valuable service to society.
Our Vision Making a positive difference in our world. Our Values Integrity: acting with moral strength and grace, guided by humility and compassion. Courage: to be our best selves. Respect: for self and others, community and environment
Now well into our fourth decade, All Saints' College is pleased to present Our Future – All Saints' College's Strategic Plan (2014 to 2018). The strategic directions contained in this Plan describe the carving of an exciting path for our College as we – in partnership with families and former students, the Anglican Church, and the wider community – build upon All Saints' highly successful past, including a reputation for excellence in academic achievement and pastoral care in a coeducational setting, graduates of whom we are most proud, a dedicated team of staff, and excellent campus and facilities, and a highly supportive and engaged community.
The Plan consists of five interdependent Goals and a range of Objectives to help us achieve these goals. As indicated (overleaf), the Plan will see the College realize an array of exciting initiatives from which all members of our community – and, significantly, our students – will benefit. This roadmap for the College's future has evolved from an extensive educational research and community consultation process. The College appreciates the input of students, staff, parents, Old Saints, the College's Leadership Team and Board as we create a future for the College of which all community members can feel proud and have a strong sense of ownership.
One of Perth's seven independent Anglican schools – the only one coeducational – All Saints' was founded in 1981. Beginning with approximately 100 students in Years 7 and 8, junior and senior years were steadily added, and the College now enjoys a student population of nearly 1,350, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
The College has had five Principals: Dr. Eric Speed (1981-1987), Mr. Anthony London (1987-2000), Rev Peter Laurence (2001-2002), Dr. Geoffrey Shaw (2003-2011), and Ms. Belinda Provis, from May 2013 until the present. (Father Braden Short held the position of Acting Principal in 2012/2013.)
Proudly Anglican, All Saints' College is also a multi-faith community – we welcome families from all cultures, backgrounds, and religions. (The College Chapel on campus is also the Parish Church of Bull Creek-Leeming, which many College families attended.)
The Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 early learning program is founded on the Early Years Learning Framework's social constructivist theory. The curriculum content is responsive to the children's interests and is based on a combination of the National Australian Curriculum and the Western Australian Curriculum Framework.
A balanced approach to teaching and learning, using play-based pedagogy to engage and empower children, and explicit, intentional teaching is used to focus on literacy, numeracy, and scientific investigation skills. Learning occurs through sustained shared thinking, active investigation, listening, and responding to children and making learning visible. From 3 years of age, our children are encouraged to wonder, ask questions, and explore to strive to understand the world around them.
This holistic approach to developing the whole child provides firm foundations for success in the life-long journey of learning. This approach includes strategies to develop effective communication, creativity, problem-solving and thoughtful risk-taking to enable our children to become increasingly independent and confident learners as appropriate. The outdoor environment is highly valued to extend and develop thinking and investigation skills in all learning areas. We place importance on providing a rich and vibrant program and have specialist teachers from Pre-Kindergarten.
Close observation of children's development in social, physical, and academic growth enables teachers to assess student learning and devise learning programs that best suit individual children. Standardized, non-standardized tests and work samples analysis also provides useful data to inform teaching and learning programs. We work in partnership with parents who are regularly informed of their child's progress. The Junior School focuses on providing opportunities to challenge and inspire all students, and we offer targeted intervention to students who experience difficulty with literacy and numeracy.
Information and Communication Technology is a tool integrated into the curriculum with extensive use of Interactive Whiteboards from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 4, touch screen computers in the Early Childhood classrooms, iPads in Year 1 and Year 2. ICT is used as a powerful medium to communicate and record student learning in the early years and bring the outside world into the classroom. Throughout the Junior School from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, there is a continuity and progression of skills and concepts with clear development lines, with the overriding emphasis on making learning engaging so that we engender a life-long enthusiasm and love of learning.
At All Saints' College, our primary aim is to encourage each student to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, cheerful, well-rounded person with an independent perspective on diverse, profound, and pertinent issues future.
To this end, our learning programs are deliberately constructed to be student-centered, differentiated, embedded in technology, challenging, and rigorous. Individual pathways are planned, monitored, and assessed so that each student's learning needs are met in an environment that is supportive and affirming. The majority of our students are tertiary bound. The College offers students a broad range of curriculum options and guidance and support to achieve personal academic goals and aspirations. Varied and engaging pathways are offered for those seeking alternative pathways to TAFE or employment.
All Saints' College attracts and retains high-quality teachers, further enhancing its firm academic profile. Our teachers are consistently and purposefully professionally developed to deliver diverse and superior teaching and learning practices.
All Saints' College students experience academic challenge and rigor throughout their time at the College. Extension programs have evolved from 'best practice' gifted and talented programs. Click here for an explanation of the College's 'Achieve, Challenge and Excel' ('ACE') program. Support classes are offered to those students who require academic help and one-on-one, small group encouragement and guidance.
All Learning Areas and courses across each year group offer academic support in either before-school or after-school sessions. For those students who desire the support of a supervised homework program, our Homework Café operates Monday to Thursday until 5.00 pm. This is a structured and quiet place where students can work to secure knowledge that a teacher is available for help and guidance.