Greenwood Primary School (5818)

School Overview

Greenwood Primary School, (previously Allenswood and East Greenwood Primary Schools) is located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Each member of our widely experienced staff is committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment for our students. We are supported by a school psychologist and chaplain who promote health and wellbeing within a positive school culture. A strong values program exists within the school to support our vision of enabling students to become valued and responsible members of society.

Specialist programs are offered in the areas of physical education, digital technology, music, language (Bahasa Indonesian), art for the junior primary years and science for the more senior years. Students with additional educational needs are supported through various intervention programs such as Support a Reader, Numbers and Fun, Reading Assistant and Letters and Sounds. Occupational therapy and speech pathology services can also be provided when required due to our partnership with a local organisation.

Our school consists of three, purpose-built early childhood rooms and ten classrooms divided into three teaching blocks. There is a library/resource building which includes a computer laboratory and an additional block containing an undercover area, music room, and an art/science/languages room. A dental therapy unit is also located at the school.

All facilities are located on superbly landscaped grounds with thousands of native shrubs and plants, including many mature trees - creating a welcoming feeling. Large grassed areas, an oval, cricket nets, tennis courts, basketball and netball along with three playgrounds encourage children to participate in a range of activities during their breaks. This has been further enriched with the introduction of 'Loose Parts' play and an ever developing adventure/nature playground.

Greenwood Primary School is multicultural with over twenty home languages spoken. We recognise and respect the cultures of all families. This is demonstrated during our acknowledgement of Harmony Day each year. Our AIEO has worked with staff to address the needs of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework, through the development of a 2020-2022 directional plan.

The school is part of the sustainable school's initiative which supports the 'culture of sustainability' being established within school communities. Examples of these practices include paper recycling, food scraps (worm farming), recycling of postage stamps, mobile phones, coffee pods, batteries, aluminium ring pulls and oral care products along with vegetable gardens and chickens in the early childhood area.

As part of facilitating students' exposure to digital technologies, latest technology e-Boards are fitted in all teaching areas. Our assembly area has a state of the art 'Cube' display system. Students also have access to iPads, desktop computers, notebooks and coding using a variety of robots. Classroom teachers also work collaboratively to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities into their learning program.

The strong and supportive parent community is outstanding in its support of the school. The Greenwood Primary School Parents' and Citizens' Association is an extremely active group, contributing funds for in-school activities, excursions, library books, reading books, mathematics resources, book week activities, book prizes and graduation costs. The School Board is a strong group which reviews and promotes the activities and of the school, whilst having an important influence on the future directions of the school. Our partnership with a local OSHC provider allows parents access to an on-site before and after school care service.

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