Schools in Forrestdale

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

Whether you already have school-aged children or are planning to start a family, there are a range of reputable local schools in and around the suburb of 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.

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 2021.

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.

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.

Making the Top 50 Schools list in WA in 2019, 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.
  • 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.

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.

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 on 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

Coming in 2022: Forrestdale South East Primary School
A new primary school that teaches K – Year 6 is being built in Piara Waters. The school will have permanent capacity for 540 students as well as education support facilities for children living with a disability.

The school will be located at 33 Riva Entrance, Piara Waters, and is set to open at the start of the school year in 2022. 

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