About St Norbert College

Known as the hidden gem on Treasure Road, St Norbert College is a vibrant community with a rich history in providing a Catholic education in the Norbertine tradition.

The co-educational secondary college in Queens Park – 12km from the Perth CBD – offers a broad range of educational experiences in academia, vocational training, sport and the arts, and ranks in the top listings of WA Catholic schools for ATAR results.

As well as music, drama, dance and languages (Japanese and Italian), the College teaches life skills through textiles, food, wood, metal and design technology electives, and its Specialised Basketball Program offers chosen students a pathway to professional sport.

VIDEO: The following presentation is shared with primary schools to give an overview of St Norbert College.



Every student who belongs to the St Norbert community is provided with a safe and nurturing learning environment based on the college values of Respect, Heritage, Community, Friendship, Adaptability and Commitment.

A strong sense of community exists for both students and staff, who engage in Christian learning and community and charity service including immersions to the State’s far north.

Year 7s are encouraged to “try everything’’ the College has to offer, with senior students individually guided towards academic and vocational programs to suit their aptitude, interest and choice of vocation.

The Xanten Performing Arts Centre includes a 200-seat theatre and the College drama teacher of 35 years was recently awarded two national honours by the Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association.

St Norbert College Principal Sharon Rainford leads a teaching and support staff of 100 professionals who offer excellent educational opportunities and pastoral care to the College’s 920 students.

Students engage in community service programs such as winter and Christmas appeals and each year a group of Year 10 and 11 students participate in an immersion either to the Kimberley or overseas to be of service to those less fortunate.

The College is the only Norbertine-owned and operated school in Australia with a religious order on site. Residing in the original Priory on campus is one of the founding fathers of the College who set up the school in 1965 on arrival from Ireland.

In 2021, St Norbert College will celebrate the 900-year anniversary of the founding of the Norbertines, in Prémontré, France. While based on rich tradition and foundation, St Norbert College is innovative and respected for the academic, vocational and sporting opportunities it provides along with a dedication to student wellbeing. The College motto is: Prepared For All Good Works.

College Mission

We endeavour to foster the growth of our students as whole persons who will live in faith with the Church and humanity, in the image of Christ.

We educate our students in a caring and friendly environment at our spacious and modern campus.

Our whole school approach to academic achievement instills a disciplined approach to allow children to achieve success in their studies while encouraging them to be their best.

For more information about joining the St Norbert College community, please visit our Enrolment page.

About St Norbert College