Dwellingup Primary School (5157)

School Overview

Dwellingup Primary School, located amidst the jarrah forest in the town of Dwellingup, provides a comprehensive education for children from Kindergarten to Year 6 in a highly supportive, friendly, family-focused environment, where every child counts and every parent's voice can be heard.

With the local community at the heart of the school, we have developed positive, mutually respectful partnerships with parents. The sense of ownership within our community is strong, with many generations of our current families having attended our school, which has helped to establish an ethos of being a warm, caring and supportive community.

Our staff are committed to meeting the needs of individual children and offer a personalised educational program where children at educational risk are effectively targeted and well supported. iPads and computers are utilised to ensure all students progress at their level and become confident, independent learners. Indonesian is offered as a specialist learning area.

Our school prides itself on its high level of sustainability and environmental awareness with our beautiful grounds, vegetable garden, fruit trees and chook run. This allows us to teach children to be self-sustaining nurturers of the land. Partnership within the town with organisations including the the Forest Heritage Centre and Lost Eden Gallery, enhance students' access to arts and environmental experiences.
We strive to develop attitudes and values which best equip students for a successful life both academically and emotionally. As part of our pastoral care, we employ a Chaplain three days per fortnight who runs programs. Her interventions support positive interactions among our children and develop each child's self-worth.

The high level of community involvement develops civic pride and responsibility. Nurturing, respectful relationships with children are the foundation of the classes of the school. This supports the development of a strong sense of well-being.

Our school also offers an onsite Playgroup, supporting the education of the younger members of the community.

Our school grounds provide a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere which engenders much talk by visitors. The grounds incorporate a beautiful garden, murals, music and art installations. A nature-based playground compliments commercial playground equipment. We have a block of bushland, the Karrak Community Nature Trail, adjoining our school. The renowned Bibbulmum Track borders the school.

Parents are actively involved with the school through the School Council, P & C Association and the provision of practical help. Parents and community representatives are involved in the decision-making processes through the School Council.
The Dwellingup Crier, the school's fortnightly newsletter, helps to make sure parents are aware of activities and community events. Regular assemblies, interviews and written reports provide parents with feedback about student performance.
The school motto 'Standing Tall and Proud', encapsulates our values of 'Choose Respect' growth, the pursuit of excellence and pride.
For more information on our school, please telephone 9538 5100