Southwell Primary School (5568)

School Overview

Southwell Primary, situated in Hamilton Hill, is a small school that caters for Kindergarten to Year 6 students. We offer an engaging, safe and friendly place to learn, supported by the commitment of our team of dedicated, child-centred professionals and small class sizes.

Our staff are passionate about student learning and work collaboratively across year levels to improve the educational outcomes of all students. We focus on providing a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy and offer a range of whole-school teaching programs, such as 'Talk for Writing' and 'Sounds Write', to ensure that all children receive opportunities to shine and be successful. Our specialist teachers engage the students in Visual Arts, Music, Noongar language and Physical Education, using our purpose-built science and art rooms.

At Southwell Primary, we value the diversity of our school community and welcome a wide range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We strive to form close working relationships with families, communities, and external agencies to support every student's engagement and positive participation. We build on the knowledge, skills, and prior experiences that students bring to the classroom to ensure that learning is relevant, connected, and appropriate to achieve education success. Our relationships with Boonderu, and The Song Room's 'Deadly Arts' program are just two examples of our community partnerships that enhance student learning and wellbeing.

As part of our caring and safe school environment, it is understood that students need to feel safe to make mistakes as part of their learning.

Students are encouraged to develop a keen sense of social justice, a moral conscience and become an articulate voice for a better society. In essence, we educate the whole child of today to become a successful adult of tomorrow.

Our school vision is embodied by our school emblem, highlighting the importance of initiative, citizenship, sportsmanship, and integrity.

Southwell Primary shares its school site with the Early Childhood School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S), which provides educational support for children with hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to 4 years.