Welcome to Regent College, a place of childhood learning

Thank you for your interest in our college. Regent College is a co-educational, faith-based school in Victoria Park, Perth. Our school is situated on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. We are located in an inner-city educational precinct, in close proximity to Victoria Park Primary School (Department of Education) and Victoria Park Christian School (Adventist Education).

Regent College is a primary school that caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We do not currently offer a 3-year-old program, although we do host a weekly playgroup during school terms (this is facilitated and administered by Playgroup WA). Students continue their secondary education at a diverse selection of schools, both in the public and private educational sectors, following graduation from Regent College.

We are in a highly valued position as an independent college because we can respond to our students’ needs. We focus on learning from a child’s perspective. We can provide an atmosphere for learning that is faith-based. Regent College has an experienced, dedicated and professional staff. We are a member of the Association of Independent Schools Western Australia (AISWA) and Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and are regulated by the Western Australian Department of Education.

It is important to us that there is a strong sense of belonging at our College. We hope this is noticeable from the beginning to the end of the school day. We do not seek to build a culture of exclusivity or prestige, where certain people get special treatment. Our intention is inclusivity and kindness. We are a Christian school and our enrolment is open to families from other religious or non-faith backgrounds. We do this because our mindset is about outwardly focussed and being salt and light in the world.

‘You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden’. 
Matthew 5:14 (New Living Translation)

We are committed to the ideas of lifelong learning and creativity. This takes effort rather than natural aptitude. Students should have skills to manage change; to engage in complex problem solving; to have resilience; to be aware of others and be motivated to impact the world. This places students in the most vital position for lifelong success.

We aim to reduce the barriers to learning, such as performance anxiety or fear of failure. We want to see students feel motivated to come to school, take risks, try new tasks, or discuss new ideas. We aim to complement the excellent work that families have already started, particularly in the extra-curricular programmes that are offered. In 2022, these will include Mandarin language, instrumental music, chess and running club.

We focus on the development of the whole child, and this includes spirituality and socio-emotional well-being. While our Christian framework is non-denominational, it is Protestant and evangelical in tradition. We teach a Christian curriculum in addition to the Western Australian Curriculum. As a staff, we strive to live out our Christian faith in genuine and tangible ways and endeavour to be more Christ-like in our interactions with students and families.

Finally, we are currently reimagining our College for the next generation of learners. This has involved a dramatic transformation of our grounds and facilities. Fortunately, the main building projects (demolition and rebuild) have already been completed. Our next step consists of the refurbishment of the pre-primary areas and the canteen.

Our Mission and Vision statements seek to set the benchmark for this change and are described below.

The leadership team is very accessible at Regent College. We can be readily contacted through the College Administration. I look forward to meeting with your family to discuss any questions or considerations you may have.

Kind regards,

Derek Nicholls

Our Vision

To have a reputation in the community as a school known for its academic excellence and use of innovative teaching practices, where belonging, wellbeing and growth prepare students for their ongoing educational and faith journey. 

Our Mission

To provide a Christ centred, inquiry focused learning environment, in which childhood is to be enjoyed and celebrated and where students develop a life long love of learning.

Our Values

Courage   |   Honesty   |   Respect   |   Responsibility   |   Compassion

Our Story

Like many Christian schools, Regent College started as a grassroots movements where parents and families sought alternative options for education for their children. The seeds for Regent College, were planted in inner-city Perth, and grew an educational community named “Faith Christian Academy” and later “Rhema Christian Academy”. Faith Christian Academy commenced in 1982 in Brisbane Street Perth. 

In the early days, Regent College catered for students Years 1 to 10 utilising Accelerated Christian Education as its curriculum base. After several years the school moved to the WA Education Department based curriculum. The College was able to relocate to the present address in Victoria Park in 1986. Further adaptions were made in 1994 when the College became a primary school only.

A vital feature of the college is the long-serving and dedicated Christian staff who have worked diligently to develop programmes that prepare students to become responsible and productive citizens. Actually, there are a few staff members still working at Regent College who commenced in the 1980s. These superstar teachers have continued with the same passion and dedication to Christian Education as when they started.

From its origins as a ministry of the Inner City Faith Fellowship, now called Riverview Church, Regent College has now developed as an independent entity. Regent College has progressively improved in educational outcomes, premises and evangelical outlook. This allowed the school to flourish as a dedicated boutique primary school.

Building a Future for Regent College

Join us in building a legacy that will shape the lives of future generations.

At Regent College, we believe in the power of education to shape the future. We strive to provide our students with an exceptional learning environment that nurtures their growth, unleashes their potential, and prepares them for a world full of possibilities.

The funds raised through the building fund will enable us to undertake essential refurbishments, implement crucial upgrades and acquire state-of-the-art equipment. Your gift will not only help us to better accommodate our growing student body but also inspire the creation of an innovative and engaging space for learning.

We invite you to be a catalyst for change and join us on this remarkable journey. Every donation, regardless of size, brings us closer to creating a vibrant and inspiring environment where students can flourish. Together, let us invest in the future and contribute today towards a legacy that will impact the next generations.

Donating to the building fund is a simple process. Just fill up your details below and click submit, you will then be redirected to BPoint’s payment page where you may choose to give via Credit Card or China UnionPay. 

All donations of $2 and above are tax-deductible. A tax receipt will be emailed to you by mid July.

Please use your full name as the payment reference and follow the instructions given to complete your donation.

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Regent College is governed by the Regent College Inc. Board.  The functions of the Regent College Inc. Board include but are not limited to:

1. Setting the broad direction and vision of the school

2. Strategic planning for the school including:
Developing, monitoring and reviewing the objectives and targets of the strategic plan; and considering, approving and monitoring human resource and asset management plans

3. Determining policies for the school including policies for the safety, welfare and discipline of students

4. Determining the application of the total financial resources available to the school including the regular review of the budget

The Regent College Board

Phillip joined the Regent College Board in 2020 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, as well as a Masters of Educational Studies and a Master of Arts (Leadership). 

Philip has over 40 years of experience in Resource Management across a range of public and private sector organisations, Phillip has extensive experience in systems development, workplace communication, remuneration management and organisational restructuring.

His most recent role has been as HR Systems and Policy Manager for a large and complex business employing around 7,000 people across Australia.

Tom joined the Regent College Board in 2022.

Tom is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Western Australia. He has over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance.

Michelle joined the Regent College Board in 2020 and holds a Teaching Degree from studies completed in South Africa.

Upon completing her studies, Michelle has worked in education in a variety of forms. Michelle has taught in South Africa and in Primary Schools in Perth.

In 2014 Michelle was appointed Acting Principal of Kalamunda Christian School which the then-Principal was on long service leave.

In 2015 Michelle was appointed Principal of Kalamunda Christian School. She served in the role for five years before deciding to return to the classroom and take on a newly created position of Head of Academic Enrichment and Extension at Southern Hills Christian College.

Having worked in the finance industry for over 15 years, Dan has had experience working in or with a number of key functions across the bank including: strategy, product, project delivery, operational/compliance risk, financial crime, data analytics as well as extensive leadership experience, having led teams of 100+.

In his current role, Executive Manager Validations at Bankwest, Dan has end-to-end accountability for the retail lending validation/verification function and teams, and regularly attends/presents at various committees across the bank.

During his career, Dan has obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Curtin Graduate School of Business, as well as a range of various leadership, agile and financial services certifications.

Dan is married with a young family and attends Riverview Church, where he and his family are active members of the church community.

Gai joined the Regent College Board in 2020 and holds a Graduate Certificate of Education in Early Childhood Studies, Diploma of Teaching – Primary and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood/Leadership.

Gai has over 25 years of experience teaching in Independent Primary Schools in Perth. During this time she also served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Riverview Church for two years. Gai currently works as the Deputy Head of Primary at Kingsway Christian College (Curriculum).

Jasmine joined the Regent College Board in 2020 and holds a combined bachelor’s degree in Law and Commerce from UWA.

Jasmine has worked as a lawyer in multiple areas such as banking and finance, personal injury, family and property law. Since 2015 Jasmine has been working in private practice. Jasmine has worked in research and development at Curtin University, and contract development for the Telethon Kids Institute.

Jasmine currently works at the Silver Chain Group as a contracts Procurement Officer.

Amanda has held various minute secretary positions on Boards, since 2003, predominately within the education and NFP sector.

Fast forward to 2021, and Amanda is now a member of the Regent College Board.

On staff at Riverview Church until 2022, where she was the Marketing and Communication Director and led the Riverview Children’s Foundation.

Amanda has years of experience running businesses in Perth, WA, and in March 2022 started her full-time Celebrancy practice, and spends her days holding space for those experiencing loss, and celebrating love.

Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

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