Samson Primary School (5679)

School Overview

Samson P.S. was officially opened in May 1987. It is located south of the Swan River at the eastern end of the Fremantle area. Adjacent to the Samson Recreation Centre, the school is an aesthetically inviting set of buildings, situated in beautifully kept grounds which feature grass trees, eucalypts, rose gardens and extensive grassed areas.

The teaching/learning program is effectively maintained by an experienced, capable staff, most of whom have attained 'Senior Teacher' status. The social and emotional development of students is given high priority through the teaching of virtues (values). Technology is used extensively as a tool to support the teaching/learning program with Interactive Whiteboards in all primary classes. The school is fully networked with 16 desk top computers housed in the library, with four desk top computers in each of the 11 classrooms.

Daily fitness sessions are an integral part of our P.E./Health programme and an extensive range of sporting activities are experienced. As well as traditional sports, gymnastics, cross country running and junior triathlons are offered. Beach swimming lessons are enjoyed by our senior students.

The Arts Learning Area is gaining an enormous reputation. The opportunities offered both within our school and through numerous outside sources means students that have an interest in this area are well placed. Performing arts performances at assembly, graduation, music and art festivals that combine music, visual arts and drama have been hugely success due to the work of enthusiastic teachers and a supportive school community.

In more traditional Learning Areas Samson has always excelled. Our results compare favourably with measurements like NAPLAN comparing us to like schools. Samson graduates are eagerly sought by local secondary schools, both government and private demonstrated by the numbers of scholarships offered to our graduating students.

Samson Primary has developed an excellent pastoral care program with virtues, rights and responsibilities underpin all that happens and as a result our behaviour management issues are rarely serious.

The P & C Association gives the school great support and the 11 member School Council is active and effective. Students are given many opportunities to develop their leadership qualities and to improve their academic standing.

As indicated 'Parents as Partners' is a feature and a strong contributing factor in the success of our students. Many parents are involved in school activities. An outstanding example is our SUPPORT-A-READER programme where many dedicated and trained parent tutors, assisted student readers, each morning for 20 minutes. The programme will continued in 2010 and enhanced the self-esteem and abilities of all the students involved.

Student placements into Samson P.S. are eagerly sought by parents from surrounding districts, due to its reputation as a quality school. The school uniform is worn proudly and the exemplary behaviour of its students is given constant and well deserved recognition from the community at large.