A school with spirit

Aranmore Catholic College is a co-educational school for Years 7 - 12.  We are located in Leederville, just off vibrant Oxford Street, a mere 3 kilometres from the Perth CBD. As soon as you walk onto our campus, you will quickly discern three special things about our school: we have a long and rich history, we have happy students and a high teacher to student ratio which allows us to get to know each and every child. What this all means for your child is they enjoy a first class education,  underpinned by traditional values, in a safe, supportive environment.  

Aranmore’s rich history dates back to 1903 when the Sisters of Mercy founded our school. There were several name changes over the ensuing century before we reverted to Aranmore in 1986 with the amalgamation of St Mary’s Girls School and Christian Brothers’ College Leederville. 

From our inception, we have always welcomed new migrants to Australia. Today, we are proud to boast over 60 nationalities amongst our students. Not only does this reflect the diversity of the WA population, it encourages our students to look at issues from a global perspective. 

The diversity of our student population is even more remarkable when you consider we only have 700 students. Our relatively small student number allows us to understand each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Because we are small, we can tailor our teaching programs to suit the individual needs of each child, ensuring your child is not only cared for but challenged – it’s called Student Centred Learning and it is the basis of our education model.

Trust. A motto for life

Great thought went into the creation of Aranmore’s college crest. The blue of the ‘A’ is symbolic of Mary, while the Celtic Cross in its centre represents the College’s Irish origins. The Cross is supported by our motto, “Trust”. This incredibly powerful word is at the very centre of everything we believe in and is the basis for all successful relationships; from the spiritual one, between us and our God, to the day-to-day relationships between parents, students and teachers. When you send your child to Aranmore, we seek to repay that trust by equipping them with the moral strength and academic skills to make a positive contribution to society.

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