Parkerville Primary School (5367)

School Overview

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. Underpinning this is our commitment to the WA Positive Schools programme with our overarching behaviour expectations of Respectful, Responsible, Resilient Achievers.

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 also develop leadership skills as well as provide excellent role modelling for our junior students through our Student Council, Faction Leader and Parky Rangers (Eco Warrior) leadership development programmes.

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.

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 and Lego Clubs run before school every morning all year and encourage students to engage with their peers in the morning in cooperative activities, construction through creative play and identification of authors and genres of books that develop interest in reading.

0ur Kindergarten teacher develops connections with our community through the Parkerville Playgroup and offers her expertise to their programme.

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 using 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 Board 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.