Karrinyup Primary School (5240)

School Overview

Karrinyup Primary School has a current student enrolment from Kindergarten to Year 6 of 510. It is located just 15 minutes from the CBD and situated in close proximity to the largest shopping centre in Perth, as well as Trigg and Scarborough Beaches. The school grounds feature large amounts of well shaded areas and well maintained water-wise native Australian garden beds, which all combine to provide a pleasant outlook and recreational space for not only students, but the community as a whole. The grounds include multi-purpose hard courts, two ovals and specialised playgrounds including a Nature Play area funded by the community.

Karrinyup Primary School aims at all times to provide a learning environment inspiring children to achieve to their full academic, creative, social and physical potential. Staff work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams to plan for optimal outcomes for all students, with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. We believe quality teaching and learning programs will enable students to develop the necessary skills to become confident and independent learners. Recently, staff have embraced the opportunity to provide flexible learning environments with varying furniture options giving students choice and options to maximise their learning.

Our experienced and dedicated teaching staff includes specialist teachers and education assistants provide an innovative and engaging curriculum reflecting outcomes of the Australian Curriculum, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard Framework. Specialist teachers in Physical Education, Music and Japanese compliment classroom learning. An Instrumental Music Program in flute, brass, guitar and clarinet is also offered to selected children in Years 5 and 6. A large number of our students also benefit from external Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) programs.

The active and well-informed School Board is involved in making wide ranging decisions impacting positively on our school. The Board is comprised of seven elected parent/community members representing the broader school community, four elected staff members and the Principal. The Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is an extremely active group raising much needed additional funds to support students and their learning as well as assisting to improve resources and environments.

OSHClub provides 'before and after school care' onsite.

Applications for enrolment are welcome, however priority is given to those families living within the identified boundary.