Dudley Park Primary School (5587)

School Overview

Dudley Park Primary was opened in 1976 and set is amongst the tuart trees in the heart of Mandurah. Our school provides education for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and supports the development of younger children in the community through the Dudley Park Child and Parent Centre. Students at Dudley Park Primary come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. We are proud of the indigenous heritage of our community. We have over 500 students enrolled in our school with more than 20% being Aboriginal and an increasing enrollment of students whose first language is not English.

Our Vision: Success for everyone through a commitment to excellence and innovation in a safe and caring school community. All students and families have different needs and circumstances. We ensure that we cater for these individual needs to allow our community to grow together. We set the bar high and strive to achieve the very best academic, sporting and social outcomes. We embrace new ideas and are committed to doing things differently. This allows us to respond to the unique needs of our community. We understand the importance of positive relationships and partnerships in achieving the very best outcomes for everyone. We focus on the whole child to ensure we support physical, cultural, moral and intellectual development.

Our Youth Pathways initiative, which is run out of our onsite Recreation Centre, is focused on improving student attendance and engagement at school through a variety of social development opportunities. A recent building initiative has provided us with specialist facilities for our Science and Performing Arts programs. In addition, students access specialist Physical Education and Indonesian language classes.

Each classroom has fully equipped computer facilities including including an interactive whiteboard. iPads are available in all Kindergarten - Year 2 classes and are being introduced across the school.

Our Recreation Centre is equipped with pool tables, air hockey, table tennis, basketball and fussball tables. Students also access dress ups, lego and many other games. The commercial grade kitchen is utilised in a variety of learning programs.

The Western Australian Government has established 16 purpose-built Child and Parent Centres on selected public school sites throughout the State and Dudley Park Primary School has been selected to host one of these centres. The school welcomes the opportunity of working closely with the Child and Parent Centre in supporting families and their children from our immediate community as well as through our nearby schools and their communities.

Enrolment forms are available in hard copy from the school office or via the school's website www.dudleyparkps.com.au.

At Dudley Park Primary School parents and caregivers are recognised as important contributors to their child's social, cultural, moral and intellectual development. We see our relationship with parents and caregivers as being part of a team, endeavouring to achieve common goals. Parents play an important part in the life of the school:
* Helping with the implementation of a range of in class programs
* Assisting with extra curricular activities
* Participating in the decision making process via an active P&C and School Board
* Supporting the ongoing development of the school resources and facilities via the P&C
* Attending parent information sessions and meetings

Expectations for Success
Every student and adult who works or visits our school is expected to live our our four Expectations for Success: SAFE, FRIENDLY, RESPECT & ACHIEVE. We developed these in partnership with students and families and they guide all that we do at our school.