Gairdner Primary School (5180)

School Overview



Welcome to Gairdner Primary School, an Independent Public School located 145kms east of Albany. Our small school is integral to the thriving rural community of Gairdner and has strong links with the neighbouring towns of Jerramungup, Bremer Bay, Borden, Ongerup and Wellstead.

Gairdner Primary School is a place where everybody feels valued and safe and where individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted.

Our goal is to assist all children to reach their academic potential by guiding them to become independent learners in a safe, supportive, inclusive and fun environment where we work with parents to achieve the best outcomes.

Our teachers are skilled professionals who understand that instruction has many facets. They strive for excellence in their understanding of content, instructional strategies, instructional skills and classroom management. Our staff know each child as a valued individual and tailor learning programs to meet their needs. Teachers work collaboratively, using human and physical resources to enhance teaching and learning to improve each child's outcomes. Class sizes are small so a more individual assistance can be provided.

As a Positive Behaviour Support school we explicitly teach and model the behaviours of: Respect, Inclusivity, Strive and Explore to Discover and Dream. We guide everyone to respect themselves, others and always strive to be the best they can be.

Most of our students live on local farms travelling to school by bus, with one providing a shuttle service to Jerramungup for secondary students. Families in the area have strong links to the community going back generations, enhancing our school's strong community spirit.

Our school consists of two classrooms, a purpose built library and a building dedicated to Science, Technology and the Arts. All classrooms are equipped with desktop computers, interactive whiteboards and iPads.

We have an active School Board and P&C Association who support the school as they continually improve the resources and facilities.

We encourage you to find out more about our school:
T: 9836 1014
E: Gairdner.PS@education.wa.edu.au