Penrhos College

Principal MS Kalea Haran
Year levels K to 12, prekindy
Enrolment numbers 1134
Boarding or day both
Phone (08) 9368 9500
Fax (08) 9368 9677
Postal address 6 Morrison Street, Como

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school specialising in the education of girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. Founded in 1952, the College is proud of its reputation as one of Western Australia’s most progressive and successful girls’ schools. Led by Principal Mrs Meg Melville, the College is organised around each student’s Phase of Development, and caters for approximately 1200 students. At Penrhos College, our purpose is clear – ‘to inspire girls to become extraordinary women’. In achieving this, we are committed to providing inspirational student experiences, inspirational staff, an inspirational environment and an inspirational and enduring community. Inspired by our motto ‘Strive for the Highest’, the College is committed to a set of six Core Shared Values: Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy. We believe a balanced education involves the development of the whole person. As such, the College’s programs are designed to develop each student’s mind, body, heart and spirit. Penrhos College offers a diverse and challenging academic and co-curricular program, a nurturing pastoral care program and many opportunities for community service and contribution. Penrhos College students enjoy access to a technology-rich learning environment via the 1-to-1 Notebook Computer Program. The College’s modern boarding House, Menai, is equipped with the latest technological resources to ensure boarding students have access to the best study and communication resources available. The College consists of both a Junior School (Pre-Kindergarten – Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7 – Year 12). Across Junior School and Secondary School the College provides inspirational learning environments and facilities. The next phase of our dynamic building masterplan will see the unveiling of our brand new Creative Arts and Design Centre in the Secondary School. The College campus features a 750-seat theatre, heated Olympic-size swimming pool, extensive playing fields and a state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre. These facilities combine with the College’s focus on providing the best possible resources, teachings and experiences, appropriate to each student’s development, to give every student the opportunity to explore her own interests and talents, and equip her with the necessary tools to succeed in her chosen endeavours.