Mindarie Primary School (5752)

School Overview

Mindarie Primary School is a dynamic learning community catering for students from Kindergarten through to Year Six. The school opened as a school in houses in 1997 and moved to its current, purpose built premises in 1999. The suburb of Mindarie is a seaside suburb located approximately 35 km north of the Central Business District of Perth in the Shire of Wanneroo. In 2012 Mindarie primary school became an Independent Public School; empowering the school and our community, giving us greater autonomy in which to shape our ethos, priorities and direction. Further strengthening our collaborative approach and ensuring we work hand-in-hand with our school community to set our own strategic direction. As such we have greater decision-making abilities and manage our own budgets.

Mindarie Primary school's core curriculum has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and science. Teachers utilise the Western Australian Curriculum in these key areas to inform content delivery and assessment. Whole school approaches are embedded. Specialist programs operate in the following areas: Science, Physical Education, Music, Media Arts, Library and Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) for academically talented students in Years 4-6. Selected students in years 5 and 6 who demonstrate a strong aptitude for music have the opportunity to participate is specialised instrumental lessons provided by the School Of Instrumental Music. Students experiencing educational difficulties are catered for through Individual Education Plans (IEP). The school has an experienced and committed staff who work collaboratively to provide the best possible learning environment for students.

Mindarie's facilities include 6 teaching blocks, library, transportable classrooms, 6 Early Childhood classrooms, and a fully enclosed and carpeted assembly area. All classrooms and wet areas are fully air-conditioned; the enclosed undercover area is also air-conditioned. All students have access to a range of computing equipment inclusive of iPads, laptops and desk tops. All classrooms have access to electronic whiteboards.

The school actively promotes and encourages parent participation through the School Board, the Parents & Citizens Association and parent volunteers in various curriculum and extra curricula activities. Parent surveys indicate a very high degree of satisfaction with the school's learning environment and community participation.
The school culture is extremely positive. Students are well mannered and focused learners who are supported in their educational endeavours by their parents.