Upper Swan Primary School (5427)

School Overview

Upper Swan Primary School is in close proximity to the Derbarl Yerrigan and Yagan Memorial Park. We acknowledge our school is built, and our students learn and play on, the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land and elders - past, present and future.

Over the school's more than 165-year history it has grown from servicing a small rural community to currently welcoming around 450 students from the 'Valley' and surrounding urban areas. Many families have multi-generational links to the school and are very proud of their Swan Valley heritage.

Respect is central to everything we do at Upper Swan. Our core values of fairness, safety, kindness and honestly are embedded in school culture, framing positive conditions for learning, high expectations of conduct and behaviour, and supporting social and emotional development.

Our highly regarded team are keen to ensure every child is provided with learning that motivates and engages them. Literacy and Numeracy is taught in structured learning blocks, framed by the gradual release teaching model and visible learning principles. We utilise evidence-based, high-impact teaching strategies across the curriculum.

We offer specialist Science, Drama, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Mandarin Chinese language programs. Our students have a range of opportunities to develop their interests and talents complementing traditional academic pursuits.

Our senior students undergo leadership training and are encouraged and supported to be positive role models for younger students. Green Team sustainability initiates and coordinating sporting events and competitions, are some of the ways they work in the school community. Our Student Councillors coordinate fundraising events for charities; organise assemblies; chess competitions, and a talent quest.

The Upper Swan Primary School Board understands the Upper Swan Primary School community deeply and engages earnestly in their role, supporting strong governance, accountability and is a rich conduit between the school and community.

Our very active and enthusiastic Parents and Citizens' Association funds many projects to enhance school life for all students. This motivated group of parents organise several fundraising events throughout the year that are well supported from the wider parent group.

Our families consistently cite the friendly 'rural' community atmosphere, quality of teaching, outcomes for students and the high expectations for positive relationships as aspects of the school they cherish.

Discover more about our school: upperswanps.wa.edu.au