Mount Helena Primary School (5323)

School Overview

Mt Helena Primary School can be found in the eastern reaches of the Darling Ranges. Surrounded by native forest, the school provides an opportunity for students to engage in a rich curriculum with a focus on environmental education. The school provides a positive and friendly learning environment, and is highly regarded by all who pass through its portals.

The community it serves has wide socio economic representation and is highly supportive of the ethos of the school. The community works in collaboration with an experienced staff to enhance student outcomes. The success of the Support a Reader Program, through which parents mentor and tutor children with reading difficulties, illustrates the positive school/community partnerships. Affinity with the school is reflected in the enhancement of the physical environment. A joint school-community project provided an area for community use featuring the undercover area, multi purpose room, P & C Room and Uniform Store.

The positive school culture is reflected in a strong commitment to pastoral care and positive values. The Virtues Program, along with its sister project, Values in Action, underpins the curriculum, and is responsible for the effectiveness of the school's behaviour management and positive student outlook program. Attention to physical wellbeing is promoted through an exemplary Physical Education program, featuring Jump Rope for Heart and City to Surf Fun Run participation.

Physical well being provides a solid platform for academic excellence. Mt Helena students feature prominently in competitions run by the University of New South Wales, and in the Tournament of Minds, hosted by Edith Cowan University.

The Arts has a special place at Mt Helena Primary School. Every two years, an Arts Evening gives scope to showcase student talent. The Visual Arts and Music programs offered at the school have been widely recognised for their participation in the local community. Our artists created many of the environmental banners adorning the Mundaring Rose Garden area.