Braeside Primary School (5638)

School Overview

Braeside Primary School is in the town of Katanning, in the central great southern region of WA. With a population of approximately 4 500, Katanning is the centre of a successful grain and sheep farming area.

We cater for Kindergarten to Year 6 and 15% of our students are from a non-English speaking background including Malay, Burmese and African cultures and 15% an of our students are Indigenous.

An environmentally friendly school, Braeside Primary is surrounded by extensive play areas in bush settings and water wise gardens that are further enhanced by large modern playground equipment. Students are encouraged to respect natural resources and a gardening program has them growing their own vegetables. Numerous water tanks also collect rain to supplement the school's use of scheme water. School improvements include a new Pre-Primary transportable that will provide an extra early childhood facility for the growing number of students in the Early Years . Additional funds through grants and the P and C have also added to the school's infrastructure including the development of the Early Childhood playground areas. Further garden refurbishments are planned for 2017.

Students happily participate in a wide range of additional programs including academic competitions and extension programs. These include; the Arts , STEAM, Choir and a sports specialist program. Sporting Schools is run jointly with the Katanning Shire and numerous school based incursions and excursions are offered during the terms. Braeside staff work hard as a collaborative team and form a teaching and learning community focused on improving every child's level of literacy and numeracy. Braeside is an inclusive school where all students are well catered for, Individual Education Programs are integral and all students are carefully monitored and supported. Improving the reading skills of each student underpins all planning and programs. Our reading focus includes reading at the beginning of every day and after school reading diaries that log nights of reading and participation in the Lexile program. Reading incentives are awarded at assemblies and reflect commitment to improved literacy across the school.

Respect and responsibility are the key values at Braeside Primary School and many programs and incentives are used to promote it throughout the school year. Shared leadership is evident in school processes including the democratically chosen student councillors and faction captains.

Braeside staff include the registrar, part time office/library staff, AIEO, Education Assistants of whom five are directly employed to meet the special needs of individual students, seventeen teaching staff including an Arts Specialist teacher and a Physical Education specialist teacher, a gardener and two cleaners.

School staff enjoy being part of the local community belonging to sporting groups or participating in a wide range of social events across the year. Parents are proactive and their help is encouraged and welcomed. Fortnightly assemblies are well attended and provide an opportunity for parents to celebrate along with staff and students all the student success that occurs at Braeside. School Council participates in developing both school plans and policies and ensuring accountability. The P and C plan and develop fund raising activities for school facilities. Strawberries and Cream stalls at the show or catering for the Annual Rotary Dinner raises much appreciated funds for additional school resources. Happy engaged students, friendly dedicated staff and a supportive wider community combine to make Braeside a school of choice.

For further information:

T: 08 9821 3500