Borden Primary School (5054)

School Overview

Borden Primary School is a small attractive school nestled in a picturesque farming environment. The town is located just over an hour's drive north-east of Albany, a beautiful port town, and about 400 kilometres south-east from Perth, an easy four hour drive. The Stirling Ranges, a world renowned biodiversity hot spot, are on the doorstep and the beautiful beaches of Bremer Bay are only an hour away. The town has a tavern, post office, large grain handling facility, farm supplier and short stay accommodation. Other facilities include the Borden Pavilion, an outstanding venue catering for a range of sporting and cultural activities. Medical services and facilities are available in nearby Gnowangerup. There are government employee houses which are reserved for incoming teachers.

The school has been providing education to the local families since 1925. The school has always enjoyed a strong community spirit developed over that time and the close, supportive relationship that exists between students, staff and parents enables us to know each student as an individual. Staff and students work together cooperatively to create a positive school environment in which every student feels safe and is able to learn in a caring atmosphere.

As a public school, the Borden School Council works with the principal to set out and monitor the key directions of the school and to make a positive contribution to the continued development of the school. The School Council includes representatives from the parent and staff bodies, the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) and the community. A proactive P&C continues to support the school with numerous fundraising campaigns each year to assist in the provision of resources and equipment for the school.

Our challenge is to continue to target key areas to further develop our students as successful, motivated learners who always strive to achieve standards of personal best. We encourage students to develop resilience within themselves and build positive relationships with the world around them, in which they show respect for both people and the environment. Together, as a community, we are building the learning foundations and futures of the children in our care.