Geraldton Primary School (5183)

School Overview

Geraldton Primary School is Western Australia's oldest continuously operating primary school, with students first attending in 1878. The school is heritage-listed and will be turning 140 in 2018.

We have a long established and excellent reputation in the Geraldton community, attracting students from all parts of the city and outlying regions.

We are very proud of our school motto, 'Generosity, Perseverance and Service', ensuring we display these qualities as we go about our daily work at school.

The school prides itself on its personal approach to families and pastoral care programs. We cater for both the needs of individual students as well as the education of all our students. We actively seek and build partnerships with agencies and the local community to provide high quality educational opportunities for every student. Additionally, the school has an in-school Chaplain and a School Psychologist who provide support to students, staff and the school community.

Our students come from a range of cultural backgrounds which greatly enhances our school community. We have strong links with the parents/carers of our students. They are motivated and keen for their children to succeed and provide great support to them, the school and staff.

Our staff members have considerable teaching experience and commitment to their roles which leads to a very stable, quality learning environment. They are continually working to improve their professional practice, focussing recently on the role of digital technologies and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and how this can enhance both student achievement and teachers' own professional practices.

We have a large offsite Kindergarten which is equipped for 40 students.

The main school has 13 classrooms, a designated art/science room, multi-purpose library resource centre, two Pre-primary rooms, Computer Lab and Music room. Technology resources include wireless network, laptops, iPads, Apple TVs and electronic whiteboards for each classroom.

An Indonesian Language program from Kindergarten to Year 6 is provided, as is Physical Education, STEM and Music programs by 3 Specialist Teachers. The school runs several choirs: Senior, and both Junior Girls and Boys Choir and a highlight of each assembly is the community song which is enjoyed by all students, staff and members of the school community.

The SIMS (School of Instrumental Music) teachers also provide lessons for Year 5 and 6 students selected in this program in Guitar, Brass and Woodwind. These students can then also become part of the John Willcock College Combined Band.

Selected Year 4 students also are provided an opportunity to be part of the academic extension program PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge).

Year 6 students attend a school camp each year to Coral Bay which is a highlight and much looked forward to event.

Our School Council members are a valuable asset to the school. In collaboration with the school, they led the Fathering Project initiative of an overnight campout on the school oval for 40 fathers and father figures and their children. It was a wonderful success.

The P&C Association is a major contributor to the school and over the years has been responsible for a range of improvements at Geraldton Primary including air conditioning, playground equipment, gates and shade. The P&C has also funded the purchase of a sea container for Loose Parts play purposes for all Year 1 to 6 students with the focus on creativity.

An undercover activity area is used for assemblies, physical education lessons and a play area. We are lucky enough to also have a large indoor hall which is used for range of learning activities. The school has large grassed open spaces used by the students for play, outdoor lessons and Physical Education lessons.

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T: 9921 2311