Beachlands Primary School (5032)

School Overview

Beachlands Primary, the smallest of the government schools within the City of Geraldton, provides a positive and welcoming environment to its students. We have 120 students in year 1-6 and approximately 40 Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Students in our purpose built center. Our school also offers a new program for 3 year old children through the KindiLink program which is aimed at 3 year old students and their parents.

Beachlands Primary School was opened in October, 1956. The school caters for approximately 150 students from Kindergarten to year 6. The school community is multicultural represented by approximately 60% Aboriginal as well a mix of other nationalities. The school has a reputation for offering an inclusive education.

Beachlands Primary School has been successful in attaining Independent Public School status in 2012. We offer an Aboriginal 3 Year old Program, KindiLink for the greater Geraldton area. We at Beachlands Primary School consider ourselves to be a family who 'care and share'. Our school is a respectful, safe and caring community where students are challenged through and engaging and stimulating learning environment. We provide opportunities for students to develop the understandings, knowledge and skills necessary in enabling the development of academic, social, physical and creative abilities that will encourage them to reach their full potential while showing respect for themselves, other individuals and the environment.

Staff are highly motivated, passionate educators, committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. We develop programs to provide educational experiences that allow students to grow and excel in a safe, supportive, positive and caring environment. The strong interpersonal and communication skills of staff enable us to participate effectively with high levels of collaborative practice working as members of the 'team', in whole school planning, data analysis, curriculum development and program implementation. Staff possess the capacity to reflect on teaching practice and show leadership skills across all areas of the school.
Our Teachers are proactive about implementing the West Australian Curriculum and apply the principles and strategies of First Steps in their teaching. We are dedicated to providing a balanced education for our students and do so by providing an extensive special program in Music, Physical education, Drama, Visual Art, Dance and Wajarri Language.

The school enables students to become independent, life long learners acquiring skills and knowledge, necessary to cope with the changing world. Within a stimulating environment, students are supported by an actively involved school community and committed, flexible staff who share a common philosophy. The school recognises the importance of community involvement and endeavours to foster and maintain partnerships with industry, business, and agencies, as well as the local community and parent groups.

Interaction within and outside of the school reflects our motto of 'Caring and Sharing'. Students and staff promote the motto by regularly being involved in fundraising opportunities for those identified as being in need.

Proud of its history, Beachlands continues to value the community as its most important asset and works hard with it to ensure a safe and positive learning environment that optimises each child's potential to learn.