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All Saints' History

College History

All Saints’ College is nationally recognised as a pre-eminent provider of coeducation and was founded in 1981. Beginning with approximately 100 students in Years 7 and 8, junior and senior years were steadily added, with the graduating class of 1985 our first ever ‘Old Saints’. The College now enjoys a student population of more than 1 330, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. 

The College has been led by five Principals:  

Dr Eric Speed (1981–1987) 

Dr Eric Speed, the Foundation Principal of All Saints‘ College, was the Foundation Principal of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in 1972. In 1978 he moved to the University of Wisconsin and gained his PhD in 1979. Following his time at All Saints’, Dr Speed was the Director of the Western Australian International College and was eagerly sought as an educational consultant. 

Mr Anthony London (1987–2000) 

Mr Anthony London was the second Principal of All Saints’ College and served for 13 years, the longest tenure of any of the Principals so far. Prior to commencing at All Saints’, Mr London was a Teacher, Senior House Master and Senior Boarding House Master at Christ Church Grammar School from 1971 to 1980 and Deputy Principal at St Joseph’s College, Albany from 1981 to 1987. He retired in 2000 to focus on writing poetry and undertaking humanitarian work in India. 

Rev Peter Laurence (2001– 2002)  

Reverend Peter Laurence served the College for two years. Prior to joining the College, Rev Laurence was Deputy Principal (1991–94) and then Principal (1994–2000) of Trinity Anglican School in Cairns. He left All Saints’ to become Director of the Anglican Schools Commission of Western Australia, presiding over immense growth that has extended to three Australian states.  

Dr Geoffrey Shaw (2003 –2011) 

Dr Geoffrey Shaw held the Principalship for nine years.  Prior to commencing at the College, Dr Shaw was the Senior Master at Camberwell Grammar School in Victoria from 1992 to 1999. He came to All Saints’ to be Dean of Studies at from 2000 to 2002 and was appointed as Principal in 2003 and retired in 2011. 

Ms Belinda Provis (2013–) 

Ms Belinda Provis is the first woman to hold the role of Principal at the College and is our second-longest-serving custodian. Prior to joining the College, Ms Provis was the Head of Student Services at Scotch College, Adelaide from 1999 to 2003, and Principal at Seymour College, Adelaide from 2003 to 2012  

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.