Chidlow Primary School (5099)

School Overview

Chidlow Primary School is a lovely rural school, surrounded by Jarrah and Marri forests thirteen kilometres east of the Mundaring township and three kilometres from Lake Leschenaultia. This is a very tranquil setting, being on the outskirts of the town and backing onto an A class reserve. The school is located fifty five kilometres east of Perth, just off Great Eastern Highway. Chidlow Primary School has a catchment area that extends from Gidgegannup to the north and east to Wooroloo and The Lakes.

Four buses service Chidlow Primary School with 25% of the children using this facility, with all buses providing a shuttle service to Eastern Hills Senior High School for secondary students. The students at Chidlow are predominately from the township or small acreage homes located close to town. Parents commute to Midland and Perth or are employed in a number of local industries.

Chidlow Primary School has six classes that comprise a total enrolment of around 145 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school is well resourced with a modern Administration building, Library and dedicated Arts/Music Centre. Large, open grounds provide plenty of room for active play areas for the students. Events that take place during the year include:Chess Club, Picnic at the Lake, Lapathon, Bookweek Dress Up Day, Easter Bonnet Parade, Open Night, Ripper Recess, Athletics Carnival and Interschool Sports.

The school enjoys a positive reputation in the community and parents are supportive and involved in school activities. Chidlow PS prides itself on our motto of 'working together' and parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child's schooling. The school enjoys much success in its sporting endeavours and a whole school focus on sustainability drives an integrated curriculum across the school. Students and parents view Chidlow PS as a good school where the staff care for the students and work hard to improve learning outcomes.

The school's vision is 'Creating champions in learning and life.

Chidlow Primary School's Business Plan 2017-2019 is focused on:-
1. Success for All students
2. Excellence in Teaching and Leadership
3. Student engagement and wellbeing
4. Supportive and involved school community.