Paraburdoo Primary School (5541)



School Overview


At Paraburdoo Primary School, our purpose is to ensure every child is provided with every opportunity every day to develop the skills and knowledge they require to become resilient, well balanced, successful individuals who function positively in society and throughout life.

Paraburdoo Primary School caters for approximately 200 to 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in the Ashburton Shire of the Pilbara. It is the only school in town with enrolments fluctuating depending on the strength of the mining industry.

Our school is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for our students, helping them to fulfil their potential and realise their goals.

Our focus is on the 'whole child'. Whilst we have a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and information technology, we also provide specialist learning programs in art/drama, physical education and science. We also offer values platforms through the Michael Bernard 'You Can Do It! 5 Keys to Success'. Other specialist programs include the Primary Extension and Challenge Program (PEAC), Optiminds, robotics, creative writing, mathematics and art. An important feature of our learning programs is the valuable assistance from education support teachers who use a variety of programs, strategies and resources to help our students with their learning. We have also introduced a sensory room for students with Autism.

Our teachers and support staff have a clear, shared vision where we work with families to nurture and inspire lifelong learning. Our collaborative and cooperative culture ensures our staff work in an environment of continual learning and development so they can deliver a range of high quality learning opportunities to stimulate and challenge each student's individual needs and talents.

Paraburdoo Primary School enjoys interacting with the broader community and has formed strong partnerships with community health agencies, private therapists, St Johns Ambulance, Edith Cowan University and Rio Tinto. Parental involvement is encouraged and valued. Parents support the school in many ways including assisting in the classroom, assisting with sporting events, attending excursions and camps and being involved in P&C fundraising events. The School Board meets each term and assists in monitoring the school planning. The School Board also reviews school policies and endorses financial arrangements.

The school facilities include an early childhood facility, a library, art room, performing arts room, computer laboratory, two sensory rooms, nurse's quarters, covered assembly area and hard courts. The school has a modern, integrated information technology infrastructure with a wireless network, ensuring we take optimal advantage of learning opportunities. Each classroom is fitted with an interactive whiteboard which is used as a teaching and learning tool. Laptops and iPads are also available for students to use at school.

As an Independent Public School, our challenge is to further develop our students as successful, motivated learners who strive to achieve. Paraburdoo Primary School works as a 'whole' school where there are professional standards, expectations and alignment between year levels.

We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our school:

T: 9189 5353
E: paraburdoo.ps@education.wa.edu.au
W: paraburdooprimaryschool.wa.edu.au