Ellenbrook students are spoilt for choice with 15 local schools
Grab your labeler, sharpener, pencils and wide-brim hat – another school year is about to start. And the good news is, your kids will be spoilt for choice when it comes to schools in Ellenbrook.
Did you know that there are 15 schools in and around this bustling area, ranging from public to private and Catholic to Montessori?
We’ve published a current list of local schools below, along with some tips on choosing the right school for your child.
It can seem daunting at first, especially if you have just moved to a new area. There are lots of factors to consider including the type of education you had and what you would like for your own children. Do you have a preference for private or public, religious or independent? Same-sex or co-educational?
www.Raisingchildren.net.au recommends that you consider personal values and preferences (including the ones detailed above) as well as practical considerations (location, costs, whether a commute to school is manageable).
School-specific factors, such as size, subjects offered, facilities, academic performance and support for children with additional needs are also worth noting. Another thing to note if you choose to go public is whether you live in right zone for the government school you have in mind?
Finally, they recommend that you try to find out how a school communicates with its families and whether it has any connections to the local community. Chat to your neighbours and friends to help find out which of the following local schools that might be right for your family.
Arbor Grove Primary School, Brookmount Drive, Ellenbrook
Opened in 2004 and has about 710 students.
Anne Hamersley Primary School, Dunnett Drive, The Vines
Independent Public School opened in 2016. Approximately 230 students.
Aveley Primary School, Bolero Road, Aveley
Independent Public School opened in 2018. About 717 students.
Aveley North Primary School, 77 Strinesdale Boulevard
Aveley WA 6069
Ellenbrook Primary School , Fortescue Place, Ellenbrook
Independent Public School opened in 1998. Approximately 615 students.
Ellen Stirling Primary School , Strathmore Parkway, Ellenbrook
Independent Public School opened in 2008. About 790 students.
Malvern Springs Primary School , Chandala Turn Ellenbrook
Independent Public School opened in 2012 and currently has about 730 students.
Upper Swan Primary School, Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan
Independent Public School opened in 1857. About 410 students.
Aveley Secondary College
Maffina Parade, Ellenbrook
Independent Public School opened in 2018. Currently enrolling Year 7 and Year 8 students.
Student numbers unknown. Will accept Year 9 to Year 12 students by 2023.
Ellenbrook Secondary College
Main Street, Ellenbrook.
Opened in 2007. About 1560 students.
Ellenbrook Christian College
Santona Boulevard, Ellenbrook. Catering for Kindy to Year 12
Opened in 2000. Approximately 680 students.
Holy Cross College
Strathmore Parkway, Ellenbrook. Catering for Kindy to Year 12
Opened in 2010. About 810 students.
Riverlands Montessori School
Arthur Street, Dayton. Catering for Pre-primary to Year 6
Opened in 1991. About 120 students
St Helena’s Catholic Primary School
Fortescue Place, Ellenbrook. Catering for Kindy to Year 6.
Opened in 1999. Approximately 680 students.
Swan Valley Anglican Community School
Swanleigh Parade, Aveley. Catering for Kindy to Year 6.
Opened in 1999. Approximately 1125 students.