Penrhos College
Penrhos College, Perth Logo.svg
Penrhos College, Como, Western Australia.jpg
Entrance to the College, in 2006
Location

Australia
Coordinates31°59′50″S 115°52′21″E / 31.99722°S 115.87250°E / -31.99722; 115.87250Coordinates: 31°59′50″S 115°52′21″E / 31.99722°S 115.87250°E / -31.99722; 115.87250
Information
Former nameMethodist Ladies' College, South Perth
TypeIndependent single-sex primary and secondary day and boarding school
MottoStrive for the Highest
DenominationUniting Church
Established1952; 70 years ago (1952)
Sister schoolWesley College
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalMs Kalea Haran
Employees~121[2]
YearsK–12
GenderGirls
Enrolment~1,400 (2007[1])
Area8 hectares (20 acres)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Green, gold and white    
AthleticsIndependent Girls Schools Sports Association
Affiliations
Websitewww.penrhos.wa.edu.au

Penrhos College is an independent Uniting Church single-sex primary and secondary day and boarding school for girls, located in Como, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

Founded in 1952 as the Methodist Ladies' College, South Perth, Penrhos has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,400 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, including 105 boarders in Years 7 to 12.[1]

The college is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[3] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[4] the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA),[1] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[5] and is a member of the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association (IGSSA). The school takes pride in its 17 consecutive wins in the IGSSA athletics, and almost as many in the cross country and swimming events.[citation needed]

History

Penrhos College was established in 1952 as the Methodist Ladies' College, South Perth and was originally located on Angelo St, South Perth across from the Perth Zoo. The school moved to its present site in Como, six kilometres south of Perth, in 1971. The school was originally a subdivision of the Methodist Ladies' College, Claremont (1907), but both now operate independently. It educates from pre-kindergarten to year 12.

In 1977, the Methodist Ladies' College, South Perth was awarded to the Uniting Church in Australia following Church Union, and became known as Penrhos College. The school's new name was drawn from Penrhos College, in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, which was established in 1880 by the Methodist Church, for the special education of girls. Penrhos is a Welsh word meaning "Peak of the Moor".

Campus

Penrhos College is situated on a single suburban campus in an elevated position, on a former pine plantation. The school is 8 hectares (20 acres) in size, featuring a parkland setting and modern cream brick and terracotta-tiled buildings.[6]

Academics

The school has had consistently good WACE results and appears regularly in the top 30 schools for the WACE.

Year % +75 in WACE[i] State ranking[ii] % +65 in WACE[iii] State ranking % graduation[iv]
2014 28.15 9 54.73 11 99.1[7]
2013 20.79 9 52.06 9 99.33[8]
2012 27.64 6 57.76 9 100[9]
2011 16.24 29 56.75 16 100[10]
2010 29.77 7 66.83 7 100[11]
2009 3 9 100[12]
  1. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  2. ^ Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  3. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. ^ Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

Alumni

Alumni of Penrhos College are known as Old Girls and may elect to join the school's alumni association, The Penrhos College Alumni Inc.[13] Some notable Penrhos Old Girls include:

This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. Please improve this article by removing names that do not have independent reliable sources showing they merit inclusion in this article AND are alumni, or by incorporating the relevant publications into the body of the article through appropriate citations. (June 2019)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Penrhos College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  2. ^ "School Performance Information 2006". Introducing Penrhos. Penrhos College. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ "AHISA Schools". Western Australia. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  4. ^ "Members' Schools". Western Australia Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2007.
  5. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Location". Introducing Penrhos. Penrhos College. 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  7. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Membership Application". Alumni. Penrhos College. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  14. ^ Haylie Ecker Website (accessed:27-07-2007)[dead link]