All Saints' College Timeline

1979-08-16 16:37:53

All Saints' College Timeline

The West Australian Newspaper announces that a new school – All Saints School (sic) – is to be established.

1979-12-01 00:00:00

First Principal

Dr Eric Speed, Foundation Principal of All Saints' College.

1980-05-31 14:21:37

Building Plans

The scale model of the new school that was on display at the Foundation Ceremony.

1980-05-31 21:21:54

Founding the College

Sir Charles Court, Premier of Western Australia unveils the Foundation Plaque. Most Revd Geoffrey Sambell, Archbishop of Perth, blesses the new College.

1981-01-01 00:00:00

Stage 1

1981-02-09 00:00:00

Opening Ceremony

The official opening of All Saints' College.

1982-01-01 00:00:00

Stage 2

1983-01-01 00:00:00

Stage 3

1984-01-01 00:00:00

Stages 4 and 5

1985-01-01 00:00:00

Original Buildings Complete

Compare this aerial photograph with the model on display at the Foundation Ceremony in 1980

1985-01-01 04:27:40

ASC's First Year 12

Finally the College has its first Year 12 cohort.

1986-01-01 00:00:00

Primary Department

New Primary Department

1986-02-11 00:00:00

First Meeting of Former Students Association

Today called Old Saints

1987-03-13 23:31:16

Year 12 Retreats Begin

Retreats have been an important part of Year 12 ever since.

1987-06-01 00:00:00

Sport and Recreation Centre

This occupied part of the site of, and was incorporated into, the Aquatic Centre.

1987-07-21 00:00:00

Second Principal

Mr Anthony London, second Principal of All Saints' College.

1987-10-30 00:00:00

The first All Saints' Day Biscuits

These were provided by students and staff of the Home Economics Department, as it was then called.

1988-05-01 00:00:00

First Number of College Quarterly

Previously a typed and photocopied newsletter was sent out. This marks a notable step in the history of quality publishing by the College.

1989-12-10 00:00:00

Consecration of the College Chapel

The Most Rev Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth, consecrates All Saints' Collegiate Chapel

1990-02-18 00:00:00

Opening of Music and Drama Centre

The Most Revd Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth, opens the Music and Drama Centre

1993-03-21 00:00:00

Opening of Junior School

The Guest of Honour was the Chief Justice of Western Australia, The Hon. David Malcolm. The Rt Revd Brian Kyme, Administrator of the Diocese of Perth blessed the buildings.

1994-01-01 10:59:04

Two Additional Houses for the College

Reflecting the increased importance of the Houses in the Senior School's pastoral structure, Cowan and Durack Houses were added to Forrest, Murdoch, O'Connor and Stirling.

1995-09-01 00:00:00

ASC Library connects to the Internet

Connecting to the Internet and being able to use email opens a vast new world to students and staff.

1996-11-08 05:27:45

ASC enters the City to Surf Fun Run and wins the 'Largest School Team' Competition

Promoted by the P&F Association, ten years later the College was given the trophy 'in perpetuum' as it had won every year since.

1997-11-02 00:00:00

Chapel Wall Hangings Installed

The Wall Hangings were designed by Year 12 Art students in 1993.

1998-01-01 00:00:00

Mrs Williams in Reggio Emilia

Mrs Jill Williams, Head of the Junior School, attends the Winter Institute at Reggio Emilia, Italy.

2000-06-29 00:00:00

'Die in Vitae' Painting

The painting by Marcus Beilby celebrated the 20th year of the College.

2001-01-01 00:00:00

Third Principal

Revd Peter Laurence, third Principal of All Saints' College.

2001-01-01 15:30:49

Learning Centre Opens

Designed particularly for Year 12 and 13 students with independent learning areas and a common room. The building also featured wireless and wired network technology.

2001-01-01 21:13:41

Year 7 in the Senior School as the Year 7/8 Transition Program begins

This happened some 15 years before most Year 7s in Western Australia were included in secondary schools.

2002-01-01 00:00:00

Fourth Principal

Dr Geoffrey Shaw, fourth Principal of All Saints' College (initially Acting Principal)

2002-01-01 18:10:08

Introduction of Notebook Computer Program

Year 5 and 8 students were the first to take part in this important educational initiative. From 2004 all students in Year 5 to 10 had access to a notebook.

2002-03-20 00:00:00

Inaugural Literature Festival

Local, interstate and international presenters showcased their work to school students from as far away as Bridgetown and Geraldton.

2002-04-05 18:27:22

Aquatic Centre Opens

A major addition to the College's sporting facilities.

2003-01-01 16:37:53

Early Childhood Centre

The bright colours and open spaces around a central meeting area reflect the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education.

2003-01-01 17:00:21

Double Streaming Throughout Junior School

All levels from K to Year 4 now have two classes.

2005-06-25 00:00:00

25th Anniversary Dinner

The College celebrates its 25th year

2006-01-01 00:00:00

Smartboards Introduced in the Junior School

Following a trial in three classrooms in 2005, all Years 1–4 classrooms were equipped with smartboards.

2006-03-22 00:00:00

ASC Wins 'A' Division at ACC Swimming Carnival

All Saints' has been part of Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) interschool sport since 1985. Despite competitor schools having greater numbers in their senior schools, All Saints' has usually managed to be in 'A' Division for Swimming and Athletics. This was the first time the College had won an 'A' Division carnival.

2006-05-13 00:00:00

ASC Girls Football Team Plays at Subiaco Oval

For the first time a match between girls' teams was played as a curtain-raiser to an Eagles game.

2008-02-22 07:28:52

Pasar Malam Held for the First Time

This is Malay and Indonesian for 'Night Market'.

2008-10-31 00:00:00

The Common in the Senior School is inaugurated

The former Bush Court was transformed into an open, welcoming space that creates a sense of unity between the original set of buildings.

2010-02-15 00:00:00

First Year 7 Team-Building Camps

These overnight camps provide an outstanding opportunity for students and their class teacher to get to know each other.

2010-08-18 00:00:00

Indoor Sports Centre Inaugurated

The building was inaugurated by Senator Stephen Conroy, Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

2011-01-01 00:00:00

Senior Library Extended and Refurbished

The Library has become a much brighter and lighter space, with additional meeting and classrooms.

2012-01-01 00:00:00

Junior School Joins Senior School Houses

Having had its own Houses since 1993, the Junior School moved to having the same six Houses as the Senior School.

2013-03-14 17:35:14

Centre for Performing Arts Opened

The Opening Ceremony was hosted by Old Saint and award-winning theatre director Adam Mitchell, and featured performances by Old Saints Kylie Liang (Violinist and Associate Principal 2nd Violin in the WA Symphony Orchestra) and Deborah Ng (Pianist and postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music, London UK)

2013-04-28 00:00:00

Fifth Principal

Ms Belinda Provis, fifth Principal of All Saints' College

2014-03-22 05:20:36

Whole of College Cross Country

As well as promoting fitness, this event emphasises All Saints' College as a single, unified school.

2016-08-31 00:00:00

Opening of Year 5/6 Building

With innovative use of spaces and studios instead of classrooms, this building is used far more widely than its title suggests.

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