It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the International School of Western Australia website. I hope it gives you a sense of our local meet’s global community, and the many educational offerings and opportunities available to our students.
Hello, I am Maria Coate, Principal of The International School of Western Australia, a leading non-denominational, co-educational, Years K-12 school that promotes international education. The only true international school in Australia.
At the International School of Western Australia our purpose is clear and informs everything we do – to inspire and challenge our students to learn, achieve and make a difference in the world. We educate our students to become graduates who are: global citizens; open-minded; internationally minded and culturally minded. Whether our students are local or international, we truly believe in educating global citizens.
We are a young, progressive school, preparing our students for studies, careers and life. Our school is small enough to be a safe and nurturing environment where each student feels valued and able to create meaningful relationships with their peers and teachers, yet large enough to provide depth across a range of programs.
Our aim is to educate our students to be: creative, innovative and original thinkers. These are the most important skills for young people to hone in on in an ever changing technological world that is in the throes of the fourth industrial revolution.
Through our social and emotional curriculum, our goal is to educate our students via experiential learning to demonstrate grit, resilience and tenacity.
Student voice and agency are crucial to our students’ preparedness to be future fit. Students must have efficacy – the ability to produce an intended result.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, we believe that the International Baccalaureate philosophy and pedagogy is the best educational practice in the world today. Its focus is on a conceptual, inquiry, trans-disciplinary approach to learning. It provides a holistic education that includes: rigorous academic studies; creativity, action and service; research skills and the theory of knowledge. It is a transportable international education that can take our students anywhere in the world.
The International School of Western Australia is the only school in Australia that offers the prestigious US College Based, Advanced Placement Programme for our Years 11 and 12 students. This really sets us apart.
ISWA is a unique school, that offers a personalised, collaborative and authentic approach to education. Our students, staff and parents work closely together in order to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students.
We are currently situated in City Beach, Western Australia and will be moving to our new campus in Doubleview by mid-2020. We are looking forward to this move that will include: a new Secondary School building; a new gymnasium; a new administration building; five state of the art nature playgrounds; STEM facilities and resources and sustainability initiatives. We look forward to being part of the broader Doubleview community, and to enjoying our beautiful new facilities and campus.
We hope this website gives you a sense of what we have built at ISWA. However, to get an idea of just how special our school is, we encourage you to book a tour, meet our wonderful staff, and speak with our incredible students, who are our greatest achievement.
I look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you to our wonderful school, where ‘local meets global’.
Yours in global harmony and community,
Mrs Maria Coate