Lesmurdie Primary School (5279)

School Overview

Lesmurdie Primary School is an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Established in 1920, it is located in the picturesque bush of the Darling Ranges on the outskirts of Perth. With the support of a caring and nurturing school community, our primary goal is to provide full and exciting academic programs in a safe, inclusive and friendly environment where all children feel welcome and valued.

Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for all students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their full potential-academically, socially and emotionally.

The school has made a major commitment to curriculum improvement and enhancing student outcomes particularly in the areas of spelling, writing and mathematics, with middle and upper primary extension classes catering for gifted and talented students. Gifted and talented students are also catered for through PEAC (Primary Extension and Academic Challenge) and through the School of Instrumental Music (SIM) offering guitar, clarinet and brass.

We offer positive and challenging programs and we offer a range of subjects including music, physical education and Italian which are taught by specialist teachers. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive screens and technology tools such as laptops and iPads are used to support learning.

At Lesmurdie Primary School we are highly committed to developing innovative thinkers and have a strong commitment to science. We have been awarded the Primary School of the Year for nine consecutive years (2011-2019) through the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia (STAWA) Science Talent Search. In 2015 the school was a finalist in the Governor's School STEM Award.

We have comprehensive and proactive strategies to identify and cater for students at educational risk. An early intervention program has been implemented in the junior primary to support students at risk in literacy. There is a strong recycling program in the school and the school's vegetable gardens and chickens are very popular with our students.

Lesmurdie Primary School is committed to the values that we believe are essential in achieving the best possible outcomes for all students. We are guided by four core values in everything we do. In stating these values, we acknowledge that words alone are not sufficient; it is actions, based on these values that are important.

Learning: We have a positive approach to learning and encourage it in others; we advance student learning based on our belief that all students have the capacity to learn.

Excellence: We have high expectations of our students and ourselves. We set standards of excellence and strive to achieve them. The standards and expectations challenge all of us to give of our best.

Equity: We recognise the differing circumstances and needs of our students and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for all. We strive to create workplaces and learning environments that are free of discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Care: We treat all individuals with care. Our relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility. We recognise the value of working in partnership with parents and carers and the wider community in providing a quality education for our students.

There is a strong recycling program in the school and the school's vegetable gardens and the raising of chickens is very popular with our students. All classes commit to an annual sustainability or environmental focus that builds understanding of how we can minimise our impact on the earth.

Our school supports a Sister School in Cambodia, Amphet Phnom Primary School, and each year our Student Councillors fund raise to provide $1000 for projects that support the students and staff.

Lesmurdie Primary School is very proud of its achievements, particularly with value added data which indicates the school is ensuring that high levels of academic achievement are maintained or improved. There is a strong culture of reflection and data driven analysis that underpins the strategic direction of the school.

Lesmurdie Primary School enjoys an excellent reputation in the community. High quality staff and supportive, cooperative parents enhance the strong reputation of the school. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child's education and many parent/school events enjoy excellent support.

Further information about our school can be accessed on our website: www.lesmurdieps.wa.edu.au