Dumbleyung Primary School (5773)

School Overview

The town of Dumbleyung is situated 280kms east of Perth. Its nearest towns are Wagin (40km west) and Katanning (50km southwest). Dumbleyung has a population of approximately 500 and is primarily a farming community.

Dumbleyung Primary School was originally established in 1911. Student numbers reached over 210 in the early 1960s and in 1968 the school became a District High School. The school was reclassified to a Level 3 Primary School for the start of the 2000 school year. Our community celebrated the school's centenary in 2011.

There is one full-time teaching principal, one full-time teacher and one part-time teacher at Dumbleyung Primary School in 2015. The school has access to a pool of relief teachers. There are also three Education Assistants working in the classrooms, a Registrar, a School Officer, two part time Gardeners and a Library Officer at the school.

The School has two full-time classes in 2015:
Junior (K/P/1/2) 15 Students
Senior (3/4/5) 15 Students
Total: 30 Students

Students across the school participate in dedicated Literacy and Numeracy blocks every school morning, allowing for greater differentiation within both the Junior and Senior classes.

All Students participate in a Reading program which is supported by our school community parents.

A Play and Discover program commenced in 2014 to support parents with children 0 - 4 in early years literacy experiences.

The school runs a variety of programs to enhance the learning opportunities for all students. Some of these include:

1. A Student Leadership Program for all Year 5 students as well as the Student Council. This program builds student ability in public speaking, responsibility, confidence, organisation and team skills.

2. Adopting the CHOOSE RESPECT philosophy whereby all students are taught and rewarded for demonstrating respect for themselves, others and property.

3. A Student Council comprising of 4 students from Year 5, elected by their peers and staff members. The Student Council runs our assemblies, represents our school and fundraisers for some charities.

4. A Students at Educational Risk (SAER) program identifies students at risk in specific learning areas. A detailed, confidential process for identifying students in need of extra support is followed throughout the year. Appropriate learning programs are developed to address any learning difficulty.

5. The School has a very active Parents and Citizens(P&C)Association as well as supportive School Council. The school staff and community have formed a collaborative partnership to ensure a positive learning environment, allowing for optimum outcomes for all students.