About us

About us

Albany Residential College provides co-educational boarding accommodation to country students attending Albany Senior High School, North Albany Senior High School and Saint Joseph’s Catholic College.

Students

We currently have 75 students boarding at Albany Residential College. Many of our students come from surrounding country towns in the Western Australian Wheatbelt area and we have several students who come from as far as Wiluna and Fitzroy Crossing.

Whilst at the College, they attend Albany Senior High School, North Albany Senior High School, Bethal Christian College and Saint Joseph’s Catholic College from Years 7 to 12.

Staff

Leading the College is our College Manager Michael Gilmour. Michael has previously been a Director of Boarding in New Zealand, and a College Manager and Senior Supervisor in Broome Western Australia. He believes relationships developed through boarding are unique and that much is learnt along the way to allow boarding students to be well-placed for the adult world ahead. While each student’s journey is individual and special, Michael’s goal for the College boarding community is to create a safe, caring ‘home away from home’ environment which allows them to flourish – to be challenged academically, to expand through co-curricular interests, and to grow through wholehearted involvement in the boarding programme itself. Michael and his team are committed to provide the highest standards of care, in all aspects of boarding life. 

Schools

Albany Senior High School

Albany Senior High School is located adjacent to the College. It caters for over 1,000 Year 7-12 students. It has a long and proud tradition of high academic achievement, sporting excellence and a comprehensive cultural life in the school.

The school forms an integral part of the fabric of Albany and together they celebrate their students' many achievements. The community highly values the school's contribution to the many young people in its care.

For more information contact the school at Albany.SHS@education.wa.edu.au or on 9841 0444.

North Albany Senior High School

North Albany Senior High School is located 10 minutes drive from the College. Almost 800 Year 7 to 12 students are supported by a school ethos of care and diligence, putting the students first and foremost.

The school strives to provide rich learning experiences that can lead to academic success and they believe everyone in the school has the responsibility to contribute to an engaging learning environment by being positive, courteous and respectful to all. 

For more information, contact the school at NorthAlbany.SHS@education.wa.edu.au or on 9892 0611.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic College

Saint Joseph’s Catholic College – Albany is located 5 minutes drive from the College. It has a rich historic and religious tradition and was founded through the amalgamation of schools run by the Sisters of St Joseph’s of the Apparition and the Christian Brothers. 

The College is a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 school and is divided into three sub-schools – junior school, middle school and senior school. The staff all work closely together to promote the ethos of individuals caring for and respecting one another and encourage students to develop as independent learners.

For more information, contact the school at admin@sjc-albany.wa.edu.au or on 9844 0222.

Bethel Christian School

Bethel Christian School is located 5 minutes drive from the College. The School has a thriving community which upholds the values of integrity, friendship, forgiveness, hardwork and Christian character. 

The School offers co-educational Kindergarden to Year 12. The staff make every effort to create a safe, supportive, inclusive and stimulating learning environment for all students every day. 

For more information, contact the school at office@bethel.wa.edu.au or on 9842 2100

Community

The port city of Albany, located 418km south east of Perth, is the southern gateway for tourism in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Albany is known for its stunning natural environment and preservation of Australia’s heritage. 

Albany has a population of over 37,000 and has many amenities found in a city, including a regional hospital, primary industry, retail centres, primary and secondary schools, South Regional TAFE and annexes of the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

The College has strong ties to the community. To enhance this connection we have a Local Input Networking and Communications (LINC) committee at the College. The LINC is made up of representatives from the community and provides advice and support to the manager and staff.