Balcatta Primary School (5023)

School Overview

Balcatta Primary School is situated 10km north-west of Perth in the suburb of Balcatta. We cater for students in Kindergarten to Year 6 and and are very proud of our heritage and multicultural population, representing approximately twenty different ethnic groups.

Many of the teaching staff have experience in teaching students of ethnic backgrounds. The school's mission is to develop independent learners by supporting each child to attain their highest academic, social, cultural and physical potential.

Extra support is available to the school for literacy and numeracy development and for non-English speaking students. There are also specially equipped rooms for Mathematics/Science, Art/Craft, and Music/Drama as well as a computer room with teacher support and a purpose-built fully-automated library. The services of a School Psychologist and a School Nurse are available. There is an offsite dental clinic.

A current priority is to continue to develop and enhance our Information Communication Technology area through staff professional development, increased use of Internet facilities with greater access for our students. Other priorities are a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, Values and the Implementation of the Australian Curriculum through the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline. All learning arrears to be implemented and reported upon by the end of semester one,2018

A capital works program over the last few years has enabled the school to have a purpose-built undercover assembly area, containing a state-of-the-art canteen, sports store room, indoor physical education and assembly area for all its students. Also a new art/craft and music room has been recently built along with a new library. The school grounds have also been fully reticulated, which has enabled the ovals to be maintained in top condition throughout the entire year.

Parental involvement is encouraged in all aspects of school life and school decision-making is enhanced through consultation involving parents and staff, through groups such as the Parents and Citizens' Association and the School Council.

The Balcatta Primary School P&C fundraising activities over the past few years has enabled all classrooms, including the computer, library and music rooms, to have air conditioning installed and the playgrounds have had shade sails installed.

The Balcatta Primary School community is very proud of its heritage and the important role that it has played in this multicultural area of the State over the years. The school will continue to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of our students and our community in this rapidly changing world.