Our History

All Saints' History

College History

All Saints’ College is nationally recognised as a pre-eminent provider of coeducation and was founded in 1981, the first new independent school in Perth for some 40 years and the city’s first co-educational independent school. Beginning with approximately 100 students in Years 7 and 8, Junior and Senior years were steadily added, and eventually, the graduating Class of 1985 became our first-ever Old Saints.

All Saints' College's first enrolled student, Joanne Thomson.

The Junior School was opened in 1993 and the Early Childhood Centre, whose bright colour scheme follows the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, was added in 2003. The College’s facilities have been enriched with an Aquatic Centre (2002), Indoor Sports Centre (2010) and Centre for Performing Arts (2013).

The College’s commitment to education outside the classroom is exemplified by the introduction of Year 12 Retreats in 1987 and a comprehensive Outdoor Education Program which commences in Year 3. Creative Industries, introducing Year 7 and 8 students to marketplace innovation, was established in 2017, while in 2018 Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute, was established to focus on the future of education.

All Saints’ has developed profound links with the Indigenous community. Indigenous Scholarships are available to students and recognise a student with a demonstrated commitment to their community and is of Indigenous descent. The opening Assembly of the year has been marked with a Smoking Ceremony since 2016, and a Reconciliation Action Plan was published in 2021.

The College now hosts a student population of 1 350, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.  

The College has been led by five Principals. More information on each of the Principals can be viewed below.  

Heritage Week

Every year staff, students, alumni and our community come together for Heritage Week to reflect on achievements past and present, whilst looking to the future and the heritage current students are creating every day. With activities across the Junior and Senior Schools, Heritage Week is an important point in the annual College calendar, recognising with gratitude the contribution of previous generations of students, families and staff who have shaped the College and helped to position it as one of the nation’s finest schools. 

Virtual Timeline

All Saints’ College launched its virtual timeline during Heritage Week 2018. The timeline is split into three sections covering the College’s buildings, events and people. Scroll through the timeline and click on images to read descriptions of the item. 

All Saints' College Principals