Lockridge Primary School (5536)

School Overview

Lockridge Primary School is located 12kms from the Perth CBD and is in the City of Swan (a beautifully, diverse area comprised of a unique blend of residential, commercial, industrial and rural land) and has an enrolment of 250 students. Built during 2009, on the original school site, the new Lockridge Primary School opened in 2010. The school logo is a Gryphon and the school motto is 'Wisdom and Courage'.

The student population, while mainly from an Australian background, is culturally diverse with families from Asia, Middle East, South Africa and Europe. Approximately 25% of students are from Aboriginal backgrounds.

The school has a range of facilities that include three teaching blocks named after the original flora of the area - Kwela (Sheoak), Moodja (Christmas Tree) and Baroo (Grasstree), a well resourced Library and Computer Lab (Kuditj - meaning learning), an enclosed, carpeted undercover area that incorporates a music/drama room, sports store, gardener's storeroom and a canteen (Ngaarn - meaning to eat) which is part of the Healthy Schools Project and is run by the P&C.

The building names acknowledge the Noongar Heritage of the area where the school now stands.

Baroo learning block houses a purpose-built Art/Science Room and 3 learning areas, and is home to our specialist Science program. A huge basketball/tennis/netball court and impressive amphitheatre lead down to the school oval, complete with cricket nets, fitness trail, jump pits, multi-sport goal posts and play equipment. At the front of the school is a modern administrative building. Situated at the school are a range of services including a Parental facility, Aboriginal & Islander Education Officer, School Psychologist, School Chaplain and a Dental Clinic. The grounds are a beautiful combination of lawns, massed plantings of drought resistance native plants, trees and garden features, including NAIDOC Gardens , Kitchen Garden and Orchard. Students play a significant part in the design and planting of our gardens.

Lockridge Primary School offers an innovative teaching and learning environment where we recognise that students learn at different rates. We believe that students have access to a flexible, supportive learning environment and have the opportunity to progress at their own rate of development. The school provides a range of education programs for approximately 250 students with an emphasis on an explicit approach to teaching in Literacy and Numeracy. The provision of a Literacy coordinator and SAER coordinator ensures early intervention as soon as it is required. Early intervention programs are conducted by trained staff once students are identified as needing further help.

Specialist programs are provided in Science, Physical Education, and Performing Arts. Students in Years 5 and 6 have access to the Region's Primary Extension and Challenge Program (PEAC) and children identified as being gifted and talented are offered enrichment courses. Students experiencing educational difficulties are also catered for through Individual Education Plans (IEPs). We provide support for students with specific educational needs in an inclusive environment. Behaviour Management at the school is based around the principles of Good Standing and a consistent approach through the school's Behaviour Management Policy, which focuses on positive reinforcement of desired behaviours and fair treatment of all parties. Social and emotional education is addressed throughout the school via programs such as 'Rock and Water' and 'Bounceback,' and is a critical part of fulfilling the Department of Education's 'High Performance, High Care' strategy.

The staff at Lockridge Primary School value and aspire to excellence in teaching and learning. They work as a team to optimise the educational achievements of all students. Numeracy and Literacy are key priorities with children learning through active engagement with their environment and their teachers and cooperation with their peers. All classes have a suite of computers, iPads and interactive whiteboards and wireless access to the school network.

Students have access to a range of co-curricular activities, including Sports, Cheerleading, Performing Arts, Choir and Coding clubs. A breakfast club runs on three days of the week, and the school maintains strong links with local sports clubs and community organisations to provide services both during and outside school hours.

Working in partnership with our community, we aim to provide a supportive and caring environment, underpinned by strong values and a commitment to celebrating the wonder and excitement of learning.