Koondoola Primary School is located approximately 17 kilometres from the Perth CBD in the City of Wanneroo and has an enrolment of 265 students. Our school is one of the most unique educational environments in Western Australia. It brings together children from a wide range of backgrounds, languages and cultures. Add to this the on-site Intensive English Centre and our close relationship with Burbridge School for children with Special Needs and it becomes clear that celebrating inclusivity is a way of life for the Koondoola school community. Over 70% of our students come from a language background other than English making Koondoola one of the most culturally diverse schools in the state.
The school has ample play areas and has two large naturescape areas meeting National Quality Standards to provide play based learning opportunities for our students. The spacious grounds are shady, offering a pleasant environment for staff and students.
The school provides a happy nurturing environment, in which, our data shows, students’ progress at rates in excess of many of their peers in other schools. All staff provide supportive classroom atmospheres. The school adopts a whole school approach to programs and teaching practice to provide a seamless approach to curriculum with staff actively focusing on “leaving no student behind”. The school if fortunate to have a Literacy, Numeracy and Technologies specialist to support teachers.
Our school is underpinned by our 6 core values- Unity, Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Perseverance. Our staff and students fully understand these values and always strive to reflect them in our actions.
Koondoola uses an Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) model to support student learning. Our model is based on the research of Ybarra and Hollingsworth. EDI refers to the process where teachers make the skills and knowledge to be learnt explicit. The use of daily reviews to help consolidate learning is also a feature of our EDI model. Koondoola is delivering best practice in instruction for our students and is achieving extremely positive results. For further information, please refer to our Explicit Instruction page.
In 2020, Koondoola was selected to be one of 5 DigiTech schools across the state. This is an exciting opportunity for our school. Our highly effective integration of technology to support students will be shared with schools across the state.
We work with our local community, including our Aboriginal families. It is this strong link that encourages our Aboriginal community to be involved with the education process, encouraging a higher than average attendance rate at school. All families are supported by the school and are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s learning. Koondoola PS takes pride in its flexible and engaging programs, and its multicultural environment, which continually strives to achieve excellence and balance in the academic, social, emotional, behavioural and sporting aspects of school life.
As parents you can have every confidence your children will be attending a school driven to provide the very best learning opportunities for students with an underlying focus on achieving excellence for all.