Established in 1986, Ashburton Drive Primary School is located in Gosnells, a south-eastern suburb of Perth. The school is built upon historic farming land with a diverse wetlands located adjacent to the school. Abundant wildlife provides numerous opportunities for sustainable learning. The Western Australian Positive Behaviour Support (WA PBS) birds were chosen as they reflect our connection to this environment. Our community has approximately 455 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Staffed with a principal, 2.4 deputy principals, 26 teachers and numerous other support staff members including education assistants, clerical officers, cleaners and a gardener. Staff have a wide range of expertise with a broad range of experience.
The Ashburton Drive Primary School motto is 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' and the school song is, 'You Can Do It'. A friendly, positive school tone with a strong emphasis on teaching and encouraging students who uphold the school values is driven by the WA PBS program.
Facilities at the school are modern and well maintained; purpose-built classrooms cater for a Science laboratory, kiln, STEM area and music room. Students have access to interactive whiteboards, laptops and iPads. The school delivers core curriculum programs following the WA curriculum standards. Specialist staff are employed to deliver Music, Physical Education, Science, Auslan, Wellbeing programs, Breakfast Club, Personal Best Club, Drumbeat, Choir, Puppets and Clowns and specialised instrumental programs. Our school also offers pastoral care programs including, Boys Club and Rainbows as well as extension programs such as PEAC.
The shady grounds have many trees, lawns and playground areas with constant improvements being sought. Working with community agencies, a seasons, Noongar garden and frog pond have been constructed. There are various vegetable gardens with student involvement in the production cycle.
An active P&C organise fundraising activities, enabling the purchase of various school resources, in consultation with school staff, including the totem poles in the Noongar garden and targeted teaching resources.
A diverse School Board, including community, staff and parent members; meet regularly to make decisions in the best interests of our students. We uphold Department of Education strategic policies and processes, integrating these into our school programs and values.
Vision: A dynamic, inclusive learning community striving for excellence.