Narrogin Primary School (5341)

School Overview

Narrogin Primary School has had a proud history of serving the Narrogin community since being established in 1905. The town of Narrogin is situated approximately 200 kilometres southeast of Perth. Student intake is drawn from the town of Narrogin and surrounding areas, including farming communities. Approximately 310 students, from kindergarten to Year 6, attend the school.
Our students are supported to achieve their full potential. Staff value cultural and linguistic diversity, difference and individuality, and use inclusive educational practices. Our staff provide quality education for all students, based on the Western Australian (WA) curriculum, maximising learning opportunities and preparing each child for life. Our teaching caters for the social, emotional, physical, academic, cultural and creative needs of individuals in a safe and supportive environment.
Our school motto, 'In the Pursuit of Excellence', reflects the belief that every student can be successful. We take a personal approach to prepare our students to be life-long learners in the 21st century and active citizens in the wider community.
The school is fully air conditioned and there has been a strong focus recently on developing the school's information communication technology infrastructure. Wireless connectivity has facilitated greater use of technology in classrooms. The school is now well-equipped with a large bank of desk-top computers, interactive whiteboards, laptop computers and iPads. In 2018, the school successfully facilitated Year 3 and 5 students undertaking their NAPLAN tests online.
Buildings vary in age and reflect the school's history. The school has a well-resourced library and purpose built music and art facilities. Older buildings include six linear style rooms that open onto a large verandah and fully carpeted assembly area, with a canteen. Two cluster style blocks feature three classrooms, linked to a common wet area.
The school prides itself on creating interesting learning spaces for our students. In 2016, senior students assisted in the development of a unique cultural classroom. This tranquil outside learning space features a colourful mural, which was designed and painted in conjunction with the Community Arts Network, WA.
With the assistance of students, parents, community members and local businesses, a sensory garden, with a wishing well as a centre-piece, was designed and built in 2018. This is a very popular meeting space for students, staff and community members. Also in 2018, a successful grant application enabled us to convert a surplus classroom into a science laboratory, which is used for all students from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Over recent years, the school has funded renovations to create a meeting room and a wet area within the old library building.
Additional facilities and programs include; an off-site kindergarten, on-site KindiLink, Noongar meeting room (Koorlanga Mia) and an on-site dental clinic. The original principal's residence is utilised as office space for school psychologists and the school nurse. Each Friday, the Narrogin Independent Playgroup enjoys many of the facilities on offer in the house.
As a community oriented school, Narrogin Primary's facilities are often used by clubs and families. Our four basketball courts are heavily used for netball, basketball and our playground offers a range of challenging apparatus for children of all ages to enjoy.
Our school participates in the positive behaviour support program and our children are taught in a safe and supportive environment. Children are provided with stimulating classrooms as well as specialist programs in languages, physical education, performing and visual arts. Narrogin Primary is very fortunate to host a wonderful school chaplain as part of the School Chaplaincy Program. Additionally, in 2019, the school became a foundation member of 'BeYou' (formerly Kids Matter and Beyond Blue) to maintain and enhance the strong pastoral care and social and emotional support that is provided.
Talented and gifted students are identified for inclusion in the primary extension and challenge program. Students with musical aptitude are able to access instrumental music, through our school of instrumental music program.
As an Independent Public School, we formed an effective school board, which has supported the school's strategic direction, operations, approved contributions and charges, evaluated the school's performance and made recommendations regarding the school's objectives, priorities and policy directions.
The school has an active Parents & Citizens Association(P&C) committee, which contributes generously to the school's requests for support. The canteen is operated by the P&C and is open every day of the week.
We share resources and participate collaboratively with 11 other schools in the Narrogin Schools Network. Principals from each of the network schools manage the allocation of resources and coordinate professional learning for staff within the network.
Our new business plan for 2019-2021 has been developed in conjunction with the school board and is a result of strong collaboration and discussion. The school has committed to continue to utilise available resources to create a positive learning environment to optimise: student achievement, teaching quality, leadership and relationships and partnerships.
For more information about our school call (08) 9881 1200 or visit our website