Duncraig Primary School (5575)

School Overview

Excellence. Every day.

Duncraig Primary is an independent public school, located in the northern suburbs, 18 kilometres from Perth city. Established in 1973, Duncraig Primary School became an independent public school in 2011. The school has an enrolment of approximately 450 students, catering for children from kindergarten to Year 6.

At Duncraig Primary School, we believe our students learn best when supported with teaching and learning experiences that challenge them to accomplish their very best. The school motto of 'Endeavour' characterises our vision of 'Excellence. Every day.' This encapsulates the importance we place on providing a high-quality educational program for each and every student in our care. Alongside academic excellence, our dedicated teachers and support staff also understand that children need to learn in an environment that supports positive mental health. This is achieved through a comprehensive approach to student wellbeing and the development of the social, emotional and psychological needs of every child. As an Independent Public School, Duncraig Primary values highly our strong partnerships with the parents and carers of our students. Families at our school are actively engaged in their child's educational journey, as we work together, to provide a school experience that is academically, socially and emotionally rewarding for all students.

Our school grounds are extensive, with a large oval, several playgrounds, a unique nature play area and a well-resourced kitchen garden. The school is fully air-conditioned, and our facilities include a library, science, visual art and music rooms and two undercover areas. The specialist programs offered to our students include music, French, visual art, science and physical education. The school also offers selected students the opportunity to participate in the Department of Education Primary Extension and Challenge program (PEAC) and instrumental music tuition in guitar, wind and brass. Other school-based programs include swimming, dance, interschool team sports, athletics and choir.

We have a school canteen that operates three days a week and offers low cost, nutritious food for both morning tea and lunch. Before and after school care for students is available on our school site, operated by a qualified private provider.

The Duncraig Primary School parent community is an integral part of our school. As an independent public school, our school board is a major governing body that consists of parents, staff and community representatives. The school also has an active Parent and Citizens' Association. Parent involvement in school activities is welcomed and regularly occurs in both classrooms and during school events.

We look forward to welcoming you to Duncraig Primary School and supporting your child to achieve their potential as confident, independent and life-long learners.

Discover more about Duncraig Primary School: www.duncraigps@education.wa.edu.au