Established in 1899, Parkerville Primary School has been offering families a quality education for their children for over a century. Growing from a one-roomed building in the heart of Parkerville before moving to the current location in 1962, the school is surrounded by the tranquil Jarrah forests synonymous with the Perth Hills area.
The beautiful bush location of our school gives us the opportunity to connect with the environment, play in nature and take advantage of the research that suggests that children and adults who are surrounded by nature are less stressed. We have 2 dedicated areas for playing in our natural bush setting and those areas also double as outdoor classrooms, capturing the curriculum in context.
We have a distinctive values programme that outlines our high expectations of students and staff - ACE - Always Our Best; Caring for all and Everyone Can Achieve. This encompasses excellence in teaching and learning, the social and emotional development of our students and the catering to all abilities and interests.
Our mission statement clearly defines and incorporates our values and provides the standard to which we attain every day;
We are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, community-orientated school that embraces high standards and empowers staff and students to achieve their personal best.
Our highly experienced staff are able to build relationships with our students as they have deep connections to our school and community. They drive curriculum delivery meeting the national standards as well as using the local area to provide context, delving into local history.
Our senior primary students are trained in conflict resolution as peer mediators and are 'on duty' to assist teachers to resolve conflict in the playground. They develop leadership skills as well as provide excellent role modelling for our junior students.
We offer specialist programmes in Physical Education, Languages (Japanese), Visual Art and Music as well as providing access to the School of Instrumental Music programmes and private guitar tuition.
The 100s Running Club is held before school in Terms 2 and 3 and seeks to develop the physical endurance and interest in maintaining healthy life skills as well as assisting in training for Cross Country and Athletics events.
Reading Club runs before school every morning all year and encourages a love of reading as well as developing comprehension skills. The students have access to the Lexile Reading profiles to record their progress.
0-4 Better Head Start is provided on the school site and is supervised by our Kindergarten teacher. It provides a playgroup type community of new and existing mums with pre-school aged children and targets early literacy and numeracy skills.
The school aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill to participate as global citizens who can access the modern world with confidence. We work hard to integrate technology into the curriculum through the use of a range of devices in classrooms as well as providing Smartboards in every room.
In line with our community orientated mission, our P&C and School Council are highly active in supporting and providing improvements to the resources, equipment and the grounds of the school. The School Board plays an integral role in developing and endorsing many of the schools' policies.
We look forward to being a part of your child's learning journey through primary school.