Salmon Gums Primary School (5408)

School Overview

Established in 1926, Salmon Gums Primary School is located 107kms north of Esperance. With rich traditions, values and the support of the local community and farming districts, it offers quality education opportunities for students.

The learning programs provided strongly reflect the vision and core values of our school community. Students are taught to be respectful, resilient, courteous and cooperative towards their peers, teachers and the challenges they may face.

Our teaching staff are committed to developing and designing learning programs incorporating the Western Australian Curriculum and reflecting the needs of the students. Literacy and Numeracy blocks are implemented daily in all classrooms. The specialist classes on offer at the school include Information Technology, Health and Physical Education, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), The Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Drama & Dance) and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. We seek out opportunities for our students to experience activities that they may be limited to due to isolation. Through the Sporting Schools funding our students have the opportunity to participate and be trained in a range of sports including golf, gymnastics, tennis etc. Our students are given opportunities to participate in competitions, music festivals and eisteddfods.

The school has an active P&C Committee and School Council who regularly provide resources that encourage our students to be successful learners in the 21st Century. They have been very supportive of technology becoming an integral part of teaching the curriculum.

Communication between teachers, parents, students, non-teaching staff and the community is integral to the success of our school. This has enabled us to create a positive learning environment for our students and productive and collaborative working environment for staff.

We have strong links with our neighbouring communities and interact with other Mallee schools through excursions, camps and various learning experiences.