Westminster Junior Primary School (5467)

School Overview

Our school is more than simply a place to learn; it is a community where children feel safe to dream big and shine.

Westminster Junior Primary School is unique - as a Kindergarten to Year 3 school, children benefit from early childhood teachers and experienced staff dedicated to building a solid foundation for all future learning in this very important age group. The senior primary school and Westminster Education Support Centre are located on campus nearby. We have a specialist three year old program for Aboriginal children and their families called Kindilink. The positive and challenging programs we teach at Westminster mean our children develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident, independent learners. Literacy and numeracy are of critical importance and are a key focus. We also teach a range of other subjects, such as (information communication technology (ICT), languages, art and music incorporating the use of science.

Our children are encouraged and supported to 'have a go' without fear and to feel comfortable challenging themselves. Most of all, our children understand that learning is fun!

Classrooms are well equipped and comfortable with well-designed grounds for the younger child so they can learn and play in a setting that is age appropriate, safe and stimulating.

Music, in particular singing, has been a long-term interest at Westminster. All groups Pre-primary to Year 3 enjoy group and whole school singing lessons, and dance, drama and media enhanced through a comprehensive excursion/incursion component, which compliments classroom activities.

The wonderful diversity of staff and children is valued as an opportunity. Our Community Garden is a much-loved project, and has quickly developed into a way of connecting our families. Cooking, sharing and eating together have provided opportunities for us to connect and learn from each other.

'Arts Week' is a much anticipated community event, occurring once per year when our school opens its doors to display the artwork of our talented students.

The school also runs a Breakfast Club twice per week, and a community family event each term. Our school has been very involved in developing a community focus on the 0-4 year old age group and have established 3 and 4 year old Kindergartens and playgroups.

Westminster Junior Primary is fortunate to host one of the 16 State Government funded purpose-built Child and Parent Centres on the school site. The school has welcomed the opportunity to work closely with the Westminster Child and Parent Centre in supporting families and their children from our local community, nearby schools and surrounding areas.

Our Child and Parent Centre provides services for families with young children (birth to eight years) giving them access to early learning, maternal, health, developmental and parenting support services and programs for their young children. More information about the Child and Parent Centre [CPC name here] can be found on the Department of Education website at www.education.wa.edu.au.

Westminster Junior Primary School aims to be sustainable school - we care about our environment and work hard to minimise our impact wherever we can. This focus has provided many new and exciting learning opportunities such as our worm farms and chicken coops.

There is a high expectation of appropriate behaviour at Westminster supported by policies in attendance and behaviour management and children learn early to respect themselves and each other.

Most importantly, we recognise the importance of a strong partnership between students, parents and staff and embrace a family friendly approach. Our open door policy means parents are welcome at any time.

Together, we will help your child achieve their very best.

Come and discover more about our amazing school.

P: (08) 9413 5080