Koondoola Primary School is located approximately 17 kilometres from the Perth CBD in the City of Wanneroo and has an enrolment of 345 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 83% of our students come from a language background other than English making Koondoola the most culturally diverse school in the state.
The school has ample play areas and is currently developing two new 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, offering innovative and flexible learning experiences that encourage children to develop and progress. 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 student growth.
Over the past 12 months the school has invested significantly in technology and all students have access to tablets and computers to support their learning. Teachers are consolidating their use of digital technology to enhance and engage the children’s learning. The school has an extensive and reliable computing network in the school, enhanced by coding and robotic classes across the school. We have a dedicated Technologies specialist who supports staff development and student capacity to utilize technologies to access the curriculum.
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.