Warnbro Primary School is located close to the beach 7 km south of Rockingham. The school is close to rail and freeway links to Perth and Mandurah. The school opened in February 1973 and has operated on the same site since that time. The school having grown to a over 1000 students in the mid to late 1990s now has settled at around 500 students. The trend is for a slowly declining school enrolment as the population of the local community ages.
Many of the school staff have been at the school for over twenty years with well established relationships with parents and connection with community groups such as local sporting clubs. Others have recently graduated from university bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to our school. The staff are committed to maintaining a safe, happy and engaging environment for all students and staff in which learning and innovation thrive.
Reflecting trends within the broader social Western Australian community there is a greater level of student transience, cultural diversity and complexity within the school community. Increased numbers of families with both caregivers employed in full-time or part-time work has increased the need for services such as after school activities and breakfast club.
SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
The school has 6 clusters of classrooms.
There is a cluster of 2 Kindergarten classrooms and another of 3 pre-primary classrooms recently built through the Federal Government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) program. Also built as part of the BER is a new Arts, Science, Technology and Extended Services Centre. The Extended Services include Student Services program, School Health services, Speech Pathology, 0-4 Years School Readiness Program, Before and After School Care and after-school activities.
There is a purpose built library, health food canteen that operates each day, covered assembly area, school oval with adjoining basketball/netball courts and cricket practice nets.
A feature of the school grounds is a remnant stand of tall Tuart Trees as well as extensive grass areas and several sets of shaded playground equipment to suit all age groups.
The school has from its inception through to today had a very close and supportive relationship with parents and the broader Warnbro community. Many of the families of our school have had two generations graduate from the school. There is a strong sense of connection and belonging within the school community.
The Parents and Citizens Association is highly visible, very pro-active and effective in supporting the school.
The P&C meets on the third Wednesday of each school term. Meetings are used as a forum to discuss educational issues and to organize fundraising to support the educational initiatives within the school. Four committees support the P&C Association: Canteen Committee, Safety House Committee, Grounds Committee and Fundraising Committee
The school community has an inclusive culture in which everyone is welcome and supported in accordance with their needs. Support programs continue to develop and evolve to meet the emerging and ongoing aspirations and challenges before students, parents and staff.