Dalkeith Primary School (5131)

School Overview

At Dalkeith Primary School we celebrate success!

Dalkeith Primary School is a dynamic learning community where teachers and parents work collaboratively through a shared vision, to assist students to achieve and exceed their potential. With a culturally diverse student population, we provide a supportive learning environment in which the teaching and learning process can thrive. We also foster an extended family environment where the emphasis is placed on open and effective communication, respectful attitudes and success for everyone.

Our clear vision, explicit teaching of virtues and shared leadership engages all stakeholders in the education process. The learning programs target the needs of students, inclusive of abilities and interests, and students are offered an extensive range of whole school programs.

Dalkeith Primary School continues to enjoy success in both the academic, physical and arts arenas. This is indicated by the number of academic scholarships to secondary schools won by students, as well as consistently above average results in external assessments. Awards in the performing arts and in a range of sports, along with widespread acclaim for the school musical production ensure the inclusive school environment offers something special for each student.

To progress our school as an exemplary public school, staff demonstrate their professionalism by openly collaborating, sharing individual expertise and best practice initiatives to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students. Through participation in performance management, professional learning and further study, teachers are supported to refine skills, expertise and seek a deep understanding of current curriculum initiatives. This includes the Early Years Learning Framework and the Western Australian Curriculum. The expertise and professionalism of staff, both teaching and non teaching, has been recognised at network, region and state levels.

As an Independent Public school, a School Board made up of parents, school staff and members of the community governs Dalkeith Primary School. This ensures the school has greater autonomy and flexibility in making decisions locally and in response to the educational needs of our students.

Established in 1938, our school has approximately 380 students and is located on an attractive, well-developed and maintained site in the suburb of Dalkeith, approximately 8 km from the Perth CBD. In 2018, Dalkeith Primary School will celebrate 80 years of proud history and reputation for excellence in primary school education.

For more information please go to our website: http://dalkeithps.wa.edu.au/