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Our Plan, Purpose & Values

ISWA’s approach to teaching and learning instils globally focused, open-minded and community-minded values in our graduates. 

We have a strong strategic plan and purpose that informs our vision and how we look to equip our students today, and as future graduates of our school.

Our vision for the future is outlined in our Strategic Plan 2017/18 to 2022/23.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to inspire and challenge our students to achieve personal excellence, pursue a passion for learning, and be responsible global citizens who take the initiative to make a positive difference in the world.

Our Values


Seeing and experiencing the world broadly with perspective.

Vision: Our international curriculum, holistic education, and excellent academic results prepare our students for further studies around the world and position the International School of Western Australia as a well-recognised and sought-after international school.

Graduates: Equipped with competencies of citizenship and character, they travel the world in search of new and authentic learning through which they will grow and contribute within their different communities in a principled and caring fashion throughout their lives


Stepping into the future and embracing opportunities with courage.

Vision: Our growing, energetic, and enthusiastic international community of students, teachers, and parents all work together to provide a balanced learning environment that nurtures inclusivity, inquiry, and responsible risk taking.

Graduates: Empowered by competencies of change readiness and critical and creative thinking, they look forward, recognise and reflect on what is known and what might be possible, and pursue new pathways and challenges.


Inviting and acknowledging people on our journey with appreciation.

Vision: Our warmth of welcome allows students and parents to quickly develop a strong sense of belonging to our school community where cultural diversity is celebrated.

Graduates: Enabled by competencies of communication and collaboration, they speak more than one language, adapt to their circumstances, and work together with respect for themselves and the customs and beliefs of those around them.



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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. ​

Australian Association for International Education Inc. trading as International School of Western Australia CRICOS Provider 02674G