As an Independent Public School in the City of Joondalup, we provide our students from Kindergarten to Year 6 with a caring environment and encouragement to strive for excellence in all aspects of their academic and personal development.
Edgewater has a focus on literacy and numeracy skills, supported by a strong pastoral care strategy. There are school-wide procedures for the early identification and support of students with learning difficulties, as well as those with behavioural, emotional or social challenges.
Students have access to laptops and iPads to support the curriculum. A BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme is currently available to Year 4 students.
Whole-school policies and programmes for Supporting Positive Behaviour, a School Dress Code, and a Code of Conduct are well-established. The services of a school Chaplain enhance our student health and wellbeing strategy.
Specialist programmes are offered in Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education for students from Years 1-6, Science from Years 4-6, and in Languages (Japanese) for students in Years 3-6. Other programmes offered include optional instrumental tuition in clarinet and classical guitar provided by the School of Instrumental Music, along with PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge) courses.
Students access well-maintained school buildings that are fully air-conditioned and surrounded by shaded areas of natural bushland with covered seating and ample play areas, including a large oval, basketball courts, undercover assembly area and a school canteen.
There is an involved Parents and Citizens' Association and a School Board. Both are well-established and provide active forums for parent involvement. There are clear processes that link the school and these two bodies to form a channel of consultation and decision-making for parents, carers and staff. The community is encouraged to be involved in the school, and to maintain formal and informal contact with their children's teachers.