The inspiration for Heritage College Perth was undoubtedly the phenomenal experiences of Heritage Colleges in Adelaide, Sydney and Lake Macquarie, NSW. These schools had been in operation for between 4-7 years when work began on creating a similar school for Perth.
In April 2005 the College was registered by the State Government for operation and the search for a suitable site for the school began in earnest.
A 3 acre block in Forrestfield was purchased in Nov 2005. Previously a nursery, the site was heavily vegetated and contained a small 1960s vintage house, a small swimming pool and a number of sheds and out-buildings.
So began three hectic months of clearing, building and renovating with the majority of the labour being provided by the Christadelphian community of Perth. By February 2006 the lawn was rolled out and the school year was ready to start with the ‘house’ converted to an administration building (with high school class), a newly built classroom block for Kindergarten to Year 4 and a renovated demountable classroom for our Year 5 to 7 students.
The school opening assembly was held on 6 February 2006.
While the staff and students got on with the serious side of learning and setting the College atmosphere, development work on the site continued and still continues. A Design & Technology / Science classroom was constructed during the 2006 year. Stage II additional classrooms, seminar style rooms and a purpose built library were completed in 2008. Stage III, the construction of a Multi-Purpose Assembly Hall funded in part by a $250k grant from the Federal Government, was completed in 2011.