Yangebup Primary School (5662)

School Overview

Yangebup Primary School has a very strong sense of community, where relationships between staff, parents and community are based, mutually, on respect, trust, confidence, empathy and co-operation. The school is strengthened by its strong collegial atmosphere where all staff are experienced and competent practitioners who provide education support and pastoral care for students. Our mantra, 'Every Child Matters' is reflected in all aspects of the school day.

Yangebup Primary School opened in 1982 and is located in the southern suburbs, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 7. The school population consists of students from wide cultural backgrounds, providing rich and diverse opportunities for all. Our school grounds complement the surrounding natural landscape and include vast playing fields and facilities enhanced by native flora.

The school is dedicated to providing a positive educational experience supporting the academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of the students. Early intervention, specialised literacy and numeracy programs in the early childhood area provide the students with a solid foundation and start needed for learning. Yangebup Primary School provides a safe and supportive environment dedicated to giving children endless opportunities to learn, create and become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. The Habits of Mind program is a whole school approach to learning, teaching students necessary skills to become creative, skilful problem solvers and effective, successful learners.

Dedicated literacy and numeracy specialists and programs provide rigorous curriculum challenges to extend our students. A supportive and differentiated curriculum encourages students with learning difficulties to achieve their potential and beyond. Science is a hands-on, investigative program run by a specialist teacher. A talented and gifted program runs each term with specialised courses customised to suit student needs. Programs run have included digital photography, dance, music, engineering and robotics.

Specialised programs and opportunities are provided throughout the year. An extensive visual arts program is widely recognised in the community with many students receiving Art scholarships in specialised secondary schools. The Japanese language and cultural programs enrich the lives of our students from Years 3-7. Our school boasts an enthusiastic, committed choir who regularly perform and participate in community events and specialist instrumental program for the guitar, flute and piano. Through an organised lunchtime sports program, of modified team games, teamwork, sportsmanship, participation and physical activity are encouraged for students in Years 3-7.

Yangebup Primary School is well resourced in technologies, providing instant access to information. Computers, interactive whiteboards and digital media are available to students to support curriculum delivery. Our resource centre is managed by a very passionate and dedicated library officer who ensures the centre is well utilised.

The student parliament is a group of elected Year 7 students who are recognised and selected for their leadership skills. The parliament simulates the State Parliament, with ministries and shadow ministries formed to carry out many responsibilities around the school. The students attend, annually, leadership conventions and personal leadership development programs which they apply in their leadership roles in their final year of primary school.

Our School Chaplain supports the school's Pastoral Care and Values programs including a School Mentoring Program.

Our active P & C committee and School Council work to support our initiatives such as being a Water Wise and Sun Smart school, the eco-garden and worm farm, Edu- Dance program, our new school uniform, school banking, our World Vision sponsored child, school sport program, Crunch 'n Sip initiative and Solar Boat activities. An on-site day care centre provides child support for working parents before and after school and during vacations.

We, in partnership with our school parents, pursue excellence and equity for each child at Yangebup Primary School, building on our successes and inspiring them to optimise every opportunity to reach the highest possible standards and personal best.