North Parmelia Primary School (5538)

School Overview

School Photo Not Available North Parmelia Primary School's vision is 'Together, we will be daring and robust learners.' This vision shapes the operation of the school.

North Parmelia Primary School follows the focus of the Classroom First Strategy which places the emphasis of learning on the interaction between the classroom teacher and the 300 students. There are many programs in place to support this interaction including Friendly Schools Plus, Sustainability Strategy, the concept of Good Standing, Crunch and Sip and a Learning Club. These programs are designed to support classroom teachers to engage the students and deliver a relevant and effective learning experience. The school is well resourced with two computing labs, interactive white boards in all learning areas, adequate reading, mathematics, science and sports resources and air conditioned classrooms throughout. The school has established a common instructional approach that has delivered very positive learning outcomes for students. The approach is characterised by explicit instruction, the use of warm-ups, a whole school spelling program and literacy and numeracy blocks. Recent results based on NAPLAN, the School Survey of parents, students and staff and the ACER PAT Socio-Emotional survey reveal the most positive results in recent times.

North Parmelia Primary School has established excellent partnerships within the local community. The school is situated in, and is well supported by, the City Of Kwinana. This interaction occurs through programs such as the LYRIK Awards and participation in local land care activities. Foodbank supports the Breakfast Club, which occurs on Thursday mornings. The Smith Family supports a Learning Club in the school and many students benefit from the Learning For Life Scholarships delivered by the Smith Family. NPPS is fortunate to have a number of long serving volunteers that provide invaluable support in the school.

The P and C is an important supporter of the school. The P and C runs fund raising events that support the Mathletics and Reading Eggs Programs and a Hip Hop Dance Program. The P and C administers a School Banking Program. The P and C supports the school through the provision of special lunches throughout the term.

An exciting partnership has been forged with the WA Symphony Orchestra and North Parmelia Primary School called Crescendo. Inspired by the El Sistema program, which operates in South America, this program commences with voice and then develops to the teaching of instruments, with the aim of developing the child's potential generally and in relation to music specifically.

The staff members of North Parmelia Primary School are the school's strength. They have been stable for some time and reveal a strong commitment to the school and the students. High levels of collaboration are evident. They reveal the capacity to develop engaging programs that ensure solid learning takes place. They interact with the students, their colleagues and the school community in a caring manner, which ensures that the individual needs of students are catered for. Staff members reveal a broad range of skills and interests, whilst specialist areas include Indonesian, Art, Physical Education and Sustainability.

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