Wesley College, South Perth, was founded under the auspices of the Methodist Church in 1923. Today the College has approximately 1,360 students from a broad range of metropolitan, rural and international backgrounds, including 150 boarding students.
The school has a strong emphasis on striving for personal best and on the holistic development of the student. Our vision is "To be an innovative learning community in which students are empowered to lead purposeful lives".
Visitors to our campus frequently make the comment that Wesley College has a wonderful and relaxed feel to it.
We cater to the individual needs of students. The Wyvern Centre for Extended Learning is staffed by specialist teachers and the aim of the centre is to cater for gifted and talented students, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities, to ensure their special needs are recognised and their learning potential is maximised.
The College has three sub-schools and each sub-school has a slightly different focus according to the age and individual development of the students.
Our co-ed Junior School programs are diverse, and revolve around a strong commitment to the development of essential literacy and numeracy skills. Classes strive to achieve a learning environment that accepts and encourages children, as they are, to enjoy their learning and develop personal, achievable goals.
Co-curricular activities are available to students as they progress through the Junior School. Some of the activities offered include music ensembles, swimming, cross country, athletics, art classes and chess.
Our Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre-primary programs are influenced by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, the philosophy of early childhood education found in the Reggio Emilia region of Italy and considered amongst the best early childhood schools in the world. This philosophy values each individual child and the contribution they bring to their school.
Middle School marks the start of boys only education, where boys are provided with a structured learning environment suited to early adolescent development. The Middle School has been described as a 'nest', with the boys at the centre and staff who are ready to guide students through their triumphs, failures and everyday experiences.
The Middle School offers boys a welcoming community and secure environment that promotes self-confidence, independence, self-responsibilty and self-expression.
A highlight for our Year 8 students is the Katitjin program. 'Katitjin' is a Nyoongar term that means 'to listen and to learn' which reflects the core principles of the program.
At Wesley we treat Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 as a four year senior experience, while describing Year 10 as the 'Stocktake Year' - providing students with more freedom of choice and flexibility, and an opportunity to explore options and pathways.
Young men of the Senior School are expected to show leadership and compassion, to demonstrate the highest standards of academic endeavour and to be involved in the life of the College.
Students in Years 11 and 12 are role models and as such contribute significantly to the positive culture of the College. Achieving excellence in academia, sport, the arts and community service, Wesley students represent the College with passion, pride and spirit and are supported by a vibrant College community.
Boarding students at Wesley are offered a vibrant, nurturing, family-style environment that strives to cater for each boy's well-being, encourages his growth and uniqueness and supports him to become a happy, responsible individual.
Many of the boys are from agricultural areas, Some come to us from the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while others, both Australian and international, commute to their homes overseas during the school holidays.
Co-curricular opportunities offered at Wesley College are an important part of being involved in the life of the College.
The Co-curricular program complements the academic program, providing opportunities for students to pursue an area of passion, skill development, creative expression, teamwork and cooperation. There are dozens of activities and clubs from which to choose.
The Arts program encompasses media, drama, visual arts, photography, speech & drama, music and dance. Each of these areas is offered as curricular and co-curricular subjects, with students able to carve a pathway to future success through the myriad of possibilities on offer.
We have a strong sporting tradition and Wesley athletes have excelled in national and international sporting arenas. Participation in sport provides life skills well beyond the focus of sport itself. These values are also enhanced through involvement in inter-House sporting events.