Beaconsfield Primary School is a place of learning and social growth, developing future citizens who embrace the vitality of Fremantle. We are a proud Independent Public School with a cosmopolitan community of Kindergarten to Year 6 students and their families from many cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Established in 1890, our school has a rich history and our traditions are firmly embedded in the culture of the school community, who work collaboratively with the school as partners in their child's education. We actively embrace our core values of Respect, Valuing Others, Doing Your Best and Honesty. Every student in our school is vitally important.
Our teachers are dedicated and highly motivated, forming close working partnerships with parents to provide a collaborative learning environment. Our school psychologist, learning support coordinator and instructional leaders provide pastoral and academic support to students, teachers and families.
We offer all learning areas in the Western Australian Curriculum, and focus on providing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy so all students can reach their full potential. We have specialist programs in music, visual arts, physical education and languages (Italian). STEM continues to be a focus throughout the school, with a number of students winning external competitions.
The school has two sports fields, a specialist arts block, STEM room, a multi-purpose Early Years' area, and a new library and administration block. Classrooms are well resourced and student learning is facilitated through interactive whiteboards, laptops and iPads.
Specialist teachers support students in classrooms with individual and group programs. Selected Years 5 and 6 students participate in the Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program offered through the region. Students with a demonstrated aptitude in instrumental music take part in the School of Instrumental Music (SIM) program at our local intake high school, Fremantle College.
Our school includes an offsite Rottnest Island Campus located 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle. The campus is run as one class with students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school caters to students who have families that live and work on the island. Students regularly travel across to Beaconsfield Primary School to participate in incursions, sports carnivals, assemblies and other special events.
Our Intensive English Centre (IEC) classrooms are integrated throughout the school. Students enrolled in the IEC come from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and are supported to access the Western Australian Curriculum through explicit teaching of Standard Australian English. Students arrive by bus from suburbs throughout the South Metropolitan Region. Some have experienced limited formal schooling and will stay for up to two years. Others will stay for shorter periods as they develop English language and cultural understandings before returning to their local schools. IEC students are highly valued and contribute significantly to enriching our school community.
Beaconsfield Primary School has a very active and supportive Parent and Citizens (P&C) group and an effective School Board. They support our school with the canteen and uniform shop, while also providing opportunities for the school community to engage with each other through school discos, community nights, busy bees, quiz nights and fundraising.
The school has a partnership with WANSLEA which provides before and after school care to students. We have also partnered with Playgroup WA to run on-site sessions each week.
Further information can be found on our new website at beaconsfieldps.wa.edu.au.