Karrinyup Primary School (5240)

School Overview

Karrinyup Primary School is an Independent Public School catering to 470 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located just 15 minutes from the CBD and situated in close proximity to one of the largest suburban shopping centres in Perth, as well as Trigg and Scarborough Beaches. The school grounds are a feature, with large amounts of well shaded area and well maintained water-wise native Australian garden beds, which all combine to provide a pleasant outlook and recreational space for not only the school community, but the community as a whole. The grounds include multi-purpose hard courts, two ovals and specialised playgrounds that have a focus on 'Nature Play'. Classrooms are air-conditioned and networked with multi-media teaching facilities and a 'before and after school care' facility operates at the school.

Karrinyup Primary School aims at all times to provide a learning environment that inspires children to achieve to their full academic, creative, social and physical potential. Staff work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams to plan outcomes for students, with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. We believe that quality teaching and learning programs will enable our students to develop the necessary skills to become confident and independent learners.

Our experienced and dedicated teaching staff includes specialist teachers and education assistants in early childhood education, who provide an innovative and engaging curriculum that reflects the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard Framework. As well, the school has specialist teachers in Physical Education, Music and Japanese. An Instrumental Music Program in flute, brass, guitar and clarinet is also offered to selected children in Years 5-6 and a literacy intervention program is provided for students that require it from PP-Yr 6. A large number of our students also benefit from external Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) programs.

The School Board oversees the school's Delivery and Performance Agreement and School Business Plan and is involved in making wide ranging decisions that impact positively on the school. The Board is comprised of seven elected parent/community members representing the broader school community, four elected staff members and the principal. Parent support of the school's strategic directions is very strong and the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is an extremely active group.