Schools and Childcare in Forrestdale

Read our parent’s guide to the best primary and secondary schools located near Mahala.

Whether you already have school-aged children or you’re planning to start a family, there are a range of great local schools to explore in and around Forrestdale.

To help you find the best school for your child, we’ve created a quick guide to give you an overview of all the schools located near Mahala.

Primary Schools

Forrestdale Primary School

Forrestdale Primary School is an independent public school that teaches K – Year 6 and offers an early childhood education program.

Located at 35 Broome Street, the school is just a 3-minute drive away from the centre of Mahala Estate.

To learn more about Forrestdale Primary School and future enrolment dates, visit their official website here.

Forrestdale Community Kindergarten

Forrestdale Community Kindergarten is a community-based early learning service for children aged 3 years and over.

Located at 5 Weld Street, Forrestdale, the kindergarten runs a pre-kindy program and playgroup for children.

For up-to-date information about class times, fees, and more, email Forrestdale Community Kindergarten at

Secondary schools

Harrisdale Senior High School

Harrisdale Senior High School is a co-educational secondary school for students in Year 7 – 10. 

Located on 1 Laverton Crescent, Harrisdale, the school is a 10-minute drive north from Mahala. Students can also travel to and from the school via bus Route 519, which stops on Armadale Road.

The school offers various academic programs, with a Gifted and Talented Program commencing in 2022.

Students can also benefit from the support of a dedicated Wellbeing Team, who offer counselling through a pastoral care service and group programs and workshops that promote education around topics such as resilience and cyber-bullying.To learn more about Harrisdale Senior High School and how to enrol your child, visit their official website here.

“At Harrisdale, our goal is to bring out the best in every learner such that our students enjoy success and develop as capable, confident and caring young adults.”

Leila Bothams
Principal, Harrisdale Senior High School

Cecil Andrews College

Cecil Andrews College is a private co-educational secondary school for students in Year 7 – 12. 

Located at 39 Seville Drive, Seville Grove, Cecil Andrews College is a quick 7-minute drive east of Mahala. Students can take the 519 bus route directly down Armadale Road, with just a 10-minute walk to the school’s front gate.

Cecil Andrews College is known for its science, technology, mathematics, and engineering, winning the Governor’s School STEM award in 2020. But it’s not all science and maths. The school provides a range of specialty academic programs catering to all interests, with a strong emphasis on Performing Arts and AFL. 

It’s a school that’s looking to the future, that cares about getting your children ready for the world outside. An exciting new P-tech program provides mentorship opportunities for children with big name businesses like Deloitte, Civmec, and Austal Australia.To learn more about Cecil Andrews College and how to enrol your child, visit their official website here.

“Our school is a vibrant and happy place to be. Experience this warmth of spirit for yourself by visiting our campus. We look forward to meeting you.”

Stella Jinman
Principal, Cecil Andrews College

Carey Baptist College

Carey Baptist College is an independent co-educational school with two campuses in Harrisdale (teaching K – Year 12) and Forrestdale (teaching K – Year 9). Both campuses are just a short drive away from Mahala.

The college is known for their strong academic record, pastoral care, and co-curricular activities which aim to provide a well-rounded and highly supportive learning experience for students.

Primary school students will benefit from specialist classes, outdoor learning, and language learning classes, while secondary students have the opportunity to choose from over 40 WACE subjects and a broad selection of Vocational qualifications.

The Forrestdale campus is set amongst local bushland and features a range of purpose-built facilities including: 

  • A Community Hub that features an auditorium, breakout learning spaces, and a café kiosk for families and the community. 
  • Large sports ovals and play areas, including a multi-purpose outdoor court for basketball, netball, tennis, and volleyball.
  • A vegetable garden.
  • A new Science building for students in Year 10 and upwards, set to open in 2022.

For parents who are looking for a daycare close to home or wish to enrol their child in an early learning school, the college offers their Jump Carey Early Development Services on both campuses.To learn more about Carey Baptist College and how to enrol your child, visit their official website here.

St John Bosco Catholic College

St John Bosco Catholic College is a private co-educational school that teaches students from pre-kindergarten to Year 8. A well-known and fast-growing school in the local area, the College is planning to expand to accommodate students up to Year 12.

Located at 170 Monticello Parkway, Piara Waters, the college is just a 6-minute drive away from Mahala. Students can also catch public transport to and from the school via Bus Route 519.

Parents of younger students will benefit from the college’s Out of School Hours Care facility and Aboriginal Families as First Educators Playgroup, while secondary students can enjoy a variety of clubs and electives based around subjects including music, performing arts, sport, and technology.

In 2021, the college will gain the addition of a new Science Learning Centre, Arts & Technology Learning Centre, a Secondary Oval, six multi-purpose courts, and a soccer and hockey pitch.To learn more about St John Bosco Catholic College and how to enrol your child, visit their official website here.

Early learning and day care centres near Forrestdale

Amici Early Learning

Amici Early Learning centre offers care and education for children aged from 6 months to 6 years old. Just a 3-minute drive away at 3 Riva Entrance, Piara Waters, you get peace of mind that your children are within arm’s reach, while still giving you the space you need as a parent. 

The staff at Amici provide a nurturing and supportive environment, while allowing your children the room for development necessary to navigate a new and exciting world.

To learn more about Amici Early Learning and how to enrol your child, visit their official website here.

Harrisdale Early Learning Centre

Harrisdale Early Learning Centre is a quick 11-minute drive away, located at 125 Yellowwood Avenue, Harrisdale.

Their diverse team provides a curriculum that’s meaningful for all children, and tailored to their individual learning needs. The centre provides a safe and nurturing environment, with a learning program that allows your child to develop at their own pace. 

Learn more about Harrisdale Early Learning Centre by visiting their official website here.

Please note that some schools may require prospective students to live within their catchment area to be guaranteed a place. To check each school’s local intake area, please visit the Department of Education website.

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