Located in the Great Southern agricultural region of WA, approximately 400 km south-east of Perth. We are a small school with enrolments fluctuating from 40 - 50 children. These numbers allow us to run three classrooms currently and at times we run four. Our children benefit from specialised teachers with expertise in the areas of Music, Science, Visual Arts, LOTE (Indonesian) and Physical Education. Up to date class resources complement our skilled and professional teachers and include; E Boards in every classroom, Laptops for each child, digital cameras, iPads and a printer in each room.
Newdegate Primary School's vision is to prepare students to be productive community members who achieve their best through life-long learning. Our focus is to develop the potential of our students so they can maximise educational opportunities in academic, social, physical and creative skills. Our class sizes give us the space and opportunity for individualised teaching programs that foster the 'whole child' and create a safe nurturing learning environment for our students.
Our School Values are:
Excellence - We set standards and expectations that challenge us to strive to achieve them and to give our best.
Respect - We appreciate individuality, value the contributions of others, and appreciate our own worth and our surrounding environment.
Citizenship - We contribute positively to our school and wider community to ensure that they are better places to live and learn.
Fairness - We are just and impartial in all our dealings with other people and in all situations.
Honesty - We are fair, trustworthy and genuine when dealing with others.
Loyalty - We are faithful, true and trustworthy to our school, community and town.
The on-site swimming pool, kindergarten, early childhood centre, Library, under-covered area and administration area, as well as our large open play areas are features of our school. The school uses its dedicated Library not only for book borrowing and research but also for our very successful Music programme.
Three buses service Newdegate Primary, as our students are predominately from farming families or families that work in the agricultural support services.
Newdegate is committed to collaborating with other schools, particularly schools in our Lakes Network to continuously improve school practises and approaches. Currently, across the whole school we adopt an Explicit Teaching model, have discrete Literacy and Numeracy blocks, use agreed Kagan Co-Operative Learning Strategies, Graphic Organisers, Talk for Writing, Guided Reading, Letters and Sounds to Year 3 and Paul Swann mental strategies.
Newdegate's local community reflects the values that we promote in our school. We are extremely lucky to benefit from a very supportive and active community that always has an invested interest in our children. Particularly through our School Council, P&C, Community Cropping and Field Day Committee.
For more information contact: 9871 1600