What we offer

Ardross Primary School is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of students for over four decades, maintaining a commitment to achieving high standards of academic, social and sporting excellence.

 

2009 was year where we celebrated success across a variety of areas. Last year was the first year that an Australian Public school qualified for the International Future Problem Solving competition. Held in the USA in May, our student team ably led by Ms Auriol Heary, placed third out of 55 international teams in the paper section and fourth in the action plan. Ardross Primary was also recognised as the Western Australian Science School of the Year at an awards ceremony in December as part of the Western Australian Education Awards. Our national testing results were outstanding in literacy, numeracy and science. We also won state awards for Waste Management, recognising our innovative sustainability curriculum programs and Australian Health and Physical Education Awards.

 

We can attribute our successful school to a number of key characteristics. These include;

·        Outstanding commitment and professionalism of our staff who plan, implement and monitor quality learning programs, using the philosophy of developmental learning.

·        Our belief that ;

-         All children can learn and succeed.

-         Children learn and develop at individual levels.

-         Learning experiences should connect with students’ existing knowledge, skills and values.

-         Learning experiences should respect and accommodate differences between learners.

-         The school and classroom setting should be safe and conducive to effective teaching and learning.

·        The ongoing Professional Development of staff to engage in proven and new educational strategies.

·        The early identification and planning for students at educational risk along the academic continuum.

·        A supportive and interested community, who value education and work together to maintain a positive and communicative learning school community.

 

Students are provided many opportunities in all areas of the curriculum.  We have specialist Physical Education , Music , ICT, LOTE  (Japanese), English As a Second Language and Visual Arts teachers.  We provide support for all children with special needs through Education Assistants and a specialist Learning Support Co-ordinator. 

 

Students have the opportunity to be involved in PEAC, instrumental music and choir.

One of our priorities is to develop the students higher order thinking skills through providing activities and strategies that allow them to think "outside the square."