Harrisdale Primary School (5842)

School Overview



Harrisdale Primary School is proudly an Independent Public School with an impressive reputation for high expectations, high standards, and high quality learning programs. We strive to ensure that every child is successful, known, valued and cared for. We pride ourselves on putting 'students and learning at the centre of all that we do'.

Our high quality, caring and dedicated teachers and staff are always continually developing their knowledge, understanding and skills, making sure that best evidenced-based teaching practices are used.

Fundamental in a child's education, is the building of strong foundations in literacy and numeracy from an early age. We prioritise early childhood education and ensure the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills and understandings.

We aim to develop highly engaged children with the skills to live and work in a rapidly changing world. Central to this is ensuring your child gains the right skills - critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, communication and citizenship. We purposefully encourage and embed these skills into our learning programs.

Our highly skilled teachers tailor learning programs to suit each child's needs. They provide appropriate intervention strategies for those requiring additional support, as well as challenging and stimulating children who are academically talented (for example, our Academic Extension Program for children in Years 3 to 6). Specialist programs taught by qualified teachers include music (including the Instrumental Music Program), French, visual arts, physical education and junior science (for children up to Year 2).

Enriching pastoral care programs and clubs run before and after school. These include senior choir, concert band, gardening club, basketball club, code club, STEM club, boys' and girls' clubs, French club and arts splash.

How we interact with one another and how we conduct ourselves is guided by our Positive Behaviour Support values and behaviour expectations of Respect, Resilience, Excellence, Safety and Responsibility. We encourage a growth mindset and goal-setting to ensure that every child learns in an environment that is happy, safe and supportive.

We are leaders in digital technologies and support other schools in these areas. We have a BYO iPad program in Years 3 to 6, and a large selection of technologies to enhance and engage learning.

Our school values and prioritises positive partnerships and community involvement with our parents, families and wider community. All are welcome members of our Harrisdale family and play a vital and active part in our P&C Association and School Board, as well as volunteering at school events.

Our school has state-of-the art facilities, with every classroom boasting current technologies. We also have a STEM maker space and purpose-built science room and will soon have a recording studio. Playground facilities include a combination of manufactured equipment and natural play environments that challenge children to explore and test their capabilities in a safe, fun and challenging way. We also boast grassed sporting fields, a large, enclosed undercover area and hard courts for basketball, tennis and netball.

'It takes a village to raise a child' and at Harrisdale Primary School, we all work together to make every child successful.

Contact us today:

T: 9234 9700
E: Harrisdale.PS@education.wa.edu.au