Onslow Primary School (5363)

School Overview

Onslow School provides a place to learn together where we look to connect, nurture and empower young people. It is by fostering unity amongst staff, students, parents and the Onslow Community that we work together to build a sense of belonging and a positive learning atmosphere both within and beyond the classroom.

Onslow School was founded in 1935 and relocated to the new site in 2006. In this time the school has become a Kindy to Year 12 site with a diverse student demographic. Our staff have a 'commitment to quality teaching, high expectations and success for all students' with their use of contemporary and responsive practices that consider our community and student needs.

Our Early Years programs maximise the learning potential of Kindy to Year 2 students with a focus on belonging, a connectedness to their world, resilience and communication skills and forming confident learners.

Staff at Onslow School deliver evidence-based teaching and learning programs within a vibrant professional learning community using student data and community feedback to inform future learning and practices.

Further links between Onslow School, local industry and community organisations enhance student post-school pathways options. These are opportunities for work placement, career development and WACE accreditation with School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) assisting with curriculum delivery.

Our staff use Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) as our approach to maintain a positive learning environment. Our clear behaviour expectations of - Be Safe, Be Caring, Be Respectful and Be Your Best helps to create a welcoming and friendly place to be. The Friendly Schools Plus program shares key messages and practices to enhance student wellbeing.

We embrace the culture and history of Thalanyji people, the traditional custodians, of the land on which we work and learn. Our Two-Way Science and Aboriginal Languages program incorporate scientific and cultural knowledge into our Year 1 - Year 6 curriculum.

Our connection with external services places our belief of 'student's first' as the forefront of building a community of care and support. Community partnerships contribute to home-school links. Our family partnerships are an imperative for every child to succeed and achieved through respectful communication and ongoing collaboration.

Our School Council contributes to our school governance through their: approval of charges and contributions, eg personal items stationery list and advise on school priorities to enhance the decision making of the school's leadership to reflect community expectation and student needs.

In partnership with our Council, our P&C promotes the interests of our school by fostering community interest in educational matters and for their organisation of fundraising and other benefits for the good of the school.