Hudson Park Primary School (5819)

School Overview

Hudson Park Primary School is located 20 km north of Perth in the centre of the suburb of Girrawheen. It opened as Hudson Park Primary after the amalgamation of Girrawheen and Blackmore Primary Schools in 2009. It has extensive grounds with large shady trees, grassed play areas, a large grassed oval, modern playground equipment and natural vegetation. A substantial upgrade was completed in 2009 adding two new blocks including new classrooms, kindergarten, undercover area and canteen. The whole school has evaporative air cooling.

The school enrolment is approximately 260 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school population is multicultural with 40 percent of the school population speaking a language other than English. Major cultural groups within the school are Vietnamese, Sudanese, African nations, Malay, Burmese, Phillipino, Cambodian, Iranian and Afghani. 15% of the students are of Aboriginal heritage.

The academic program includes a specialist Physical Education and a Music/Drama program. There is an emphasis on pastoral care, inclusivity, values and teaching the students responsibility. The 'You Can Do It' program, the Five Keys Club and a school wide incentive program have helped the school gain an outstanding reputation in the region for pastoral care.

Hudson Park Primary employs an English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D teacher and an Ethnic Assistant to assist with children and their families. The school also employs a Chaplain and an Aboriginal Education assistant to support students and families across the school.

The Library Resource Centre contains networked computers, digital cameras, laptops and other electronic equipment to enable the students to utilise technology. It also contains an extensive range of teaching and child resources.

There is a small but active P & C, committed to assisting the school. It uses funds raised to subsidise special school events.