Mount Pleasant Primary School (5330)

School Overview

Mount Pleasant is an Independent Public School situated in a riverside suburb, with Applecross, Ardross, Booragoon and Brentwood as its neighbours. The school serves a catchment area, which houses mainly professional and business families. The school opened in May 1953 and became an Independent Public School at the commencement of 2015. The school has varied in size over recent years. In 2016 the school population from Kindergarten to Year 6 stands at 381.

The school, catering for Kindergarten to Year 6 students, is situated on a lovely, well treed and fully reticulated site in Queens Road Mt Pleasant.

The school has a multicultural population and runs an English as a Second Language support program.

The school has a stable and experienced staff, who work well as a team.
Staff, participate in regular fortnightly staff meetings and are represented on committees for School Development Planning and Professional Development Planning. Staff members willingly participate as subject area coordinators to provide professional and resource support to colleagues.

The school operates a specialist program in the Arts both visual and performing arts and is proud of the quality and range of work produced by the students.

Selected students are given the opportunity, via the Education Department's provision of instrumental teachers, to learn a musical instrument - cello, violin, viola or brass.

Year 5 and 6 students perform in the Schools' String Ensemble, whilst some Year students 6 have also performed with the Applecross Senior High School Junior String Orchestra. A school based specialist music program, in which all students take part with enthusiasm, ably supports this program.

Students in all year levels from Pre-primary to Year 6 receive one hour per week of History.

There is a Physical Education program running from Pre-primary to Year 6. All students receive one hour of Physical Education through this specialist program. The Physical Education Program is based on Fundamental Movement Skills. A whole school morning fitness program is delivered four mornings per week for 20 minutes.

A School Board consisting of elected Parents Representatives, elected Staff Representatives and the Principal, oversees the School Development Plan.

The school has a very active and supportive P & C Association, which works hard to enrich the educational provision of the school. The Association has completed projects such as the air-cooling all classrooms and the library; provided large covered areas around the school; upgraded sports equipment and play equipment; provided educational resource materials and reading texts.

The school has a Local Area Network linking all classrooms and the Library, which provides both Intranet and Internet access. The LAN allows students to search the automated library, using the Bookmark system from their classrooms. Every teaching area has access to an interactive white board and a bank of laptops.

A bank of up to date computers situated in the library allows student learning technology skills to be developed.

In keeping with the motto 'Working together', the school and community have forged a strong link, that sees high levels of parental and community involvement in the provision of education at Mount Pleasant Primary School.