Our school, originally the Canning Bridge School established in 1936, was renamed Manning Primary in 1951. In 2015 we became an Independent Public School.
We are located in a residential area in the City of South Perth, an inner metropolitan school attracting students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Our clientele includes children from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Our school attracts some students whose parents are working or studying at the surrounding universities. There is very strong parent support from the P & C who have funded the air conditioning of all classrooms. Parent involvement is fostered through governance at the School Board, help in the classroom, on special days or at sports carnivals.
Facilities, on the 6.4 hectare spacious grounds, include air conditioned and gas heated classrooms, a large oval, cricket pitch, tennis, basketball and netball courts and a small adventure playground. We have a covered assembly area for cultural and sporting events, a music room, and automated library.
The school has committed to first class ICT opportunities for our students and this includes the introduction of a BYO iPad program for students in Years 3-6. ICT facilities across the school are based upon contemporary best practice. We also have a very strong reputation for our highly successful public speaking program.
The school's instrumental music program (flute and clarinet), caters for students in Years 6. In Years 5 and 6 children identified as being gifted and talented are offered Primary Extension and Challenge courses. Other school programs offer children opportunities in the performing arts, visual arts, science, physical education, dance, music and Indonesian language.
The school has also committed to providing extensive extra-curricular activities that currently include sporting and social skill development programs. In addition to this our Year 5 & 6 children have access to the River Rangers cadet program.