Alkimos Primary School (5844)

School Overview


Alkimos Primary School opened for Years Kindy to Year 6 in February 2016 with 215 students, serving the eastern side of the suburb that extends north to Romeo Road and south to Butler Boulevard. In 2019, our school was selected to host the fantastic Specialised Learning Program - Autism Spectrum Disorder (SLP-ASD), one of sixteen Western Australian public schools to do so.

Our school features 5 teaching blocks, an automated library, a fully enclosed and carpeted assembly area, nature playground areas, traditional playground and a 'loose parts hub'. All classrooms are fully air-conditioned. In 2021, our plans to install air-conditioning in our covered assembly area, known as the Agora, were delayed. We look forward to this taking place in 2022. This is a joint P. & C. Association and school initiative.

Our school maintains links to the ocean and Greek theme of the local area, as reflected in the name Alkimos. Our facilities and factions are given Greek names and origins.
Alkimos Primary School has two priority areas:

* Alkimos Learning Community. This includes, students as learners, teachers as learners and parents as learners.
* Alkimos Healthy Community. This includes, student health and wellbeing, staff health and wellbeing and family health and wellbeing.

Our approaches to teaching and learning are that our staff understand that the quality of their relationships with students is the key. Our teachers are able to adeptly engage families and the Alkimos school community, as crucial to our school's success is the extent to which this sense of belonging and connectedness can be created. Our staff strive to create a highly collaborative learning environment. This is reflected in the many community events we like to hold and invite families to be part of.

While our academic focus is strong, Alkimos PS equally our beliefs about the non-academic needs of our students. Education is about the 'whole child'- meeting their emotional, physical and behavioural needs, for example, is essential if students are to be successful learners and happy children.

In 2022, Alkimos PS will continue to offer an extended range of specialist subjects to our students. Noongar Languages, so successfully introduced as our Language Other Than English in 2021, will continue to be a feature. Our other specialist learning areas are Physical Education, The Arts (Music and Art/Craft), and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). Several clubs and other activities are offered to students, including Choir, Running Club, Environmental Warriors, and Dance Club. There will be many more to follow! Also, Alkimos PS will for the first time in 2022 offer guitar tuition from the School of Instrumental Music (SIM).

To find out more about our great school, please visit our website: alkimosps.wa.edu.au

On behalf the staff of Alkimos PS, I look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant school community.

Andy Gorton
PRINCIPAL