About St Norbert College

 

St Norbert College is a vibrant community in Queens Park with a rich history in providing a Catholic education in the Norbertine tradition.

Known as the hidden gem on Treasure Road, the secondary college is the only Norbertine owned and operated school in Australia with a religious order on site.

Still residing in the original Priory is one of the founding fathers of the College, now in his 90s, who arrived from Ireland in the 1959 and was instrumental in setting up the school in the early 1960s.

St Norbert College offers excellence in pastoral care and a broad range of educational experiences in academia, vocational training, sport and the arts, ranking in the top 10 WA Catholic schools for last year’s ATAR results.

Founded as a boys’ school in 1965, the College has grown to a co-educational campus of 900 students who are provided with unique opportunities such as a diverse range of sport, music, drama, dance and languages, including Italian and Japanese, and learning important life skills through extensive textiles, cooking and technology electives.

The Specialised Basketball Program offers chosen students the chance to pursue excellence in the sport and regularly produces players at WA Basketball League level, providing accredited pathways towards WABL and State Basketball League teams.

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.

The College also has a dedicated careers vocational education centre to help students with work placement and choosing subjects in line with their future pathways.

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 with many teachers having taught at the College for many years, some who are former students, including the Principal.

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.

While Year 7s try everything the College has to offer, senior students are individually guided towards academic and vocational programs to suit their aptitude, interest and choice of vocation, reflecting the college motto of being Prepared For All Good Works.

At St Norbert College we delight in the engagement of inquisitive minds, and encourage determination and the desire to ‘be your best’.

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.

The St Norbert College learning environment fosters academic excellence. Our strong performance in academic and vocational programs is a tribute to our learning culture and the commitment of our teachers and students.

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.

At St Norbert College students are able to develop and mature in confidence as valued members of our community.

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