Issue 17 – 16 Sep 2016
Harrisdale Primary School opened its doors to students for the first time on February 1st, 2016. It caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The school is located in the rapidly growing suburb of Harrisdale and is bordered by natural bushland to the east, sporting grounds to the south and housing developments to the remaining boundaries.The student population is indicative of a diverse multi-cultural demographic with many nationalities represented.
The school is equipped with state of the art facilities and digital technologies, Harrisdale Primary will deliver learning and teaching programs aligned to current research and best practice. It aims to provide an educational program of the highest standard. Facilities include purpose built early childhood (pre-primary ) buildings, a modern library, including hard copy and e-books, an indoor/outdoor undercover area, naturescape play areas, purpose built music and art rooms and modern, contemporary classrooms.
The school is well equipped with digital technologies including Macbook laptops, iPads, short-throw digital projectors and Apple tvs. Technologies enhance learning and are embedded in lesson delivery.
The school’s curriculum aligns to the West Australian Curriculum and Department of Education priorities of Literacy, Numeracy, Science and more recently, STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Arts and Mathematics).
The school works in collaboration and partnership with its families and wider school community to develop the vision and direction for the school’s future. It is in the process of developing its P&C Association and School Board.