South Perth Primary School
South Perth Primary School is an Independent Public School. The school focuses on the development of the whole child with quality education programs that provide students with opportunities to optimise their academic, social, emotional, creative and physical skills.
The school caters for around 400 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, drawn from the area of South Perth bordered by the Swan River, Douglas Avenue and South Terrace.
South Perth Primary School first opened its doors on 20 July 1898 as Forrest Street School. and boasts a proud history of achievement over the past century.
Today the school has outstanding facilities that include a mixture of heritage listed and new buildings. A new, purpose-built early childhood centre, well equipped general purpose classrooms, specialist music, art/science and computer rooms, an undercover area and our school hall, as well as outdoor sporting, climbing areas and gardens, support the provision of quality learning programs.
South Perth is a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) school. Twenty five per cent of our school population comes from a CALD background other than Australian, representing more than 25 different ethnicities. Many families relocate to South Perth due to work commitments. A specialist English as a Second Language teacher assists students with the acquisition of Standard Australian English.
The shared community values that underpin the school values program are respect, excellence, honesty, responsibility and cooperation. The student leadership and the chaplaincy programs provide opportunities for students to apply these values to their daily life at school.
High academic achievement is a characteristic of students from South Perth Primary School. The school mean in NAPLAN testing is consistently above the national mean. A high proportion of our students gain places in the primary extension and challenge program (PEAC) and the secondary gifted and talented education program (GATE).
Specialist teachers provide programs in Music, Drama, Physical Education and Japanese for all Year 1-6 students. Extra curricula activities, such as choir, school band, school production and a wide range of sporting opportunities, are also provided for interested students.
The parent community makes a significant contribution to the school. Parents willingly volunteer to assist with activities in the classroom, on excursions, at sports carnivals and with music or drama productions. Our Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association supports the school community with regular social and fundraising activities, as well as initiating new projects and providing parents with a forum into decision making.
The school focuses on providing an engaging and inclusive learning program that promotes success for all students. High quality teaching, effective leadership and positive relationships are priorities at South Perth Primary School.