Maidens Park Primary School (5601)

School Overview

Located in the southern Bunbury suburb of Withers, within 1km of the Indian Ocean, Maidens Park Primary School is nestled in lush native gardens and shade trees. The large Tuart trees are a significant feature of the extensive grounds, with nature play areas and a large grassed playing field for sport.

Programs offered include Sport and The Arts. Maidens Park Primary has a commitment to values throughout the curriculum successfully utilising The Virtues Project and Mind Up. Great importance is placed on character education providing opportunities for students to develop values and mindfulness. The school promotes positive behaviour through its rules of being Safe, Tolerant, Achieve and Responsible.

The school has an emphasis on Literacy throughout the curriculum. Rather than traditional Language time blocks, Language is covered throughout the day in all learning areas. Classes comprise of students from 2 mixed year levels and operate a hands on active approach to learning.

Excellent parent-teacher support is enjoyed through the open door communication policy. The P&C is extremely active with an enthusiastic school board. Classes have a real family feel with parents given real choices about where their children are placed. Siblings have the opportunity to be placed together. Teachers often remain with students for a number of years. A close parent teacher relationship develops over this timeframe.

Both technology and environmental education are practiced across the curriculum. Through a partnership with the City of Bunbury Maidens Park Primary School has an emphasis on incorporating environmental education across all learning areas. The school is within walking distance of the Maidens Reserve and utilises this natural resource.

As a participant in the 'One Hundred Schools' programme, student engagement in learning and enhanced student outcomes are improved through the use of modern information technology for teaching, learning and communication.