Dardanup Primary School (5136)

School Overview

At Dardanup Primary School, we pride ourselves on catering for individual student needs with excellent teacher to student ratios.

We are a small, rural school located 20 km south east of Bunbury in the foothills of Ferguson Valley, and provide educational opportunities for the whole child from Kindergarten to Year Six.

We demonstrate a caring approach to learning, with positive behaviour strategies that create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. We use a strong value base of Care, Respect and Responsibility and a Manners Master program to reinforce good manners and respect for the school environment. These values are central to our whole school and community pastoral care.

Our commitment to our values in all areas of the curriculum has a positive impact on behaviour at home and school. All staff, parents and students model and support the culture of mutual respect which results in a learning environment where all students feel happy, cared for, and safe.

We provide learning opportunities that enhance the intellectual and social growth of children and all students engage in authentic learning experiences that support them to connect locally, state wide, nationally and globally with their environment.

Our Outdoor Learning and Education program includes an outstanding Nature Playground that has provided students with opportunities for creative and cooperative play.

Soapbox is an interschool competition focussed on Oral Speaking that was developed by our school staff and now runs over two nights in term three, with eight primary schools in the South West competing.

We lead a culturally responsive school environment utilising many collaborative artistic and cultural learning experiences underpinned by the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. Our school utilises and builds on resources, such as murals, gardens, flags, dances and welcome ceremonies as 'living resources'.

Excellent parent support contributes to the effective running of our school. Activities include officiating at all sporting events; library help; canteen organisation ; helping with grounds and gardens; fundraising, bus committee ; uniform committee ; helping with the local Bull and Barrel festival; P&C and School Council.

Our school received national recognition in 2017 from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for substantial literacy and numeracy improvements over the preceding three years. Our three major focus areas are literacy, numeracy and the learning environment.

Discover more about Dardanup Primary School: Dardanup.PS@education.wa.edu.au.