Balingup Primary School (5027)

School Overview

Balingup Primary School is more than just a little school in the middle of the country.

We aspire to create a rich learning space that harnesses student interests in a safe yet challenging environment. We teach our students to dream big and develop the following attributes through our positive school culture and behaviour policy:
* Team work
* Kindness and Gratitude
* Pride and Respect
* Aspiration and Bravery
* Joy and Zest

We are a community that collaborates together to achieve shared goals. We currently have 68 students, small classroom sizes and the ability to cater for your child as an individual.

Balingup Primary is a passionate school community and our students are at the forefront of everything that we do. Every program that we implement, every decision that we make and every professional learning that we attend, benefit our students.

Our classrooms are all multi-year level classes, consisting of:

Our Kindergarten/Pre-primary/ year one class has two highly trained Early Childhood Education teachers, including a senior teacher and a highly skilled education assistant.

Our Year 2/3 class has two skilled and vibrant teachers, one who has on top of her Primary Education degree; a Bachelor of Science (marine biology and zoology) degree and is currently studying to complete her Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education. This class also has a highly skilled education assistant.

Our Year 3/4 class has a nurturing and knowledgeable senior teacher and a highly skilled special needs trained education assistant.

Our year 5/6 class has an accomplished and experienced teacher with particular passion in the realm of STEM and Deputy Principal experience.

Our staff provide a wonderful diversity and combined knowledge and the experience of our staff is valued as an opportunity for continual growth. Within these mixed year-level classrooms, our students have the ability to both consolidate and extend their learning.

Our classrooms are equipped with the latest iPads, printers and laptop wireless technologies.

We encompass student-initiated play, teacher initiated play based learning as well as explicit instructional teaching strategies. Our teachers plan, teach, monitor and assess students using the West Australian Curriculum. We encompass the Early Years Learning Framework, Kindergarten Guidelines, National Quality Standards Framework, and Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. We program for each child at their own level of learning and challenge each child to achieve their best. We pride ourselves on our ability to nurture each child as the individual they are.

We use evidence-based teaching strategies and have a strong strategic focus on the improvement of student outcomes in literacy, numeracy and Science. There is a high expectation that students will try their hardest and set goals to continue their own personal growth. We encourage a growth mindset and teach students that their learning is not 'fixed'.

At Balingup Primary School we provide a comprehensive curriculum program. Other programs are available in the school to enrich student learning.

These include:
* Student run sustainable garden complete with worms, vegetable patch and fruit trees
* Breakfast Club
* School Chaplain
* Auslan friendly school where all students learn Key Sign
* Volunteer and Mentor Program
* Specialist Art Teacher
* Specialist Music Teacher
* Specialist Dance and Drama Teacher
* Strong Community Ties - Small Farm Field Day, Medieval Carnivale, Telling Tales in Balingup, CWA, Balingup Community Garden
* Primary Choir
* Collaborative time for teaching staff to implement and reflect on whole school practice.

We have a high expectation of appropriate behaviour at Balingup Primary School and we reward the positive behaviours within the school as supported by policies focusing on attendance and behaviour management.

At Balingup Primary School we recognise the importance of having strong partnerships between students, parents and staff and we welcome all families into our community.

Come for a tour of our school and see the benefits that await your child.

For more information phone (08) 9782 5900