Glendale Primary welcomes you
Located in the Perth suburb of Hamersley, approximately fifteen kilometres north of the city, Glendale Primary School nestles in a tranquil environment with lush native gardens and shade trees. The large grass trees are a significant feature of the extensive grounds, with play areas and two grassed playing fields.
Enrolment is currently 305 with students drawn mainly from the Warwick and Hamersley areas. Approximately 30 per cent of students are from other areas and the most common reasons given for this are the school’s positive reputation for inclusivity, quality education programs, behaviour management and pastoral care.
Specialist programs offered in 2018 are physical education, digital technologies, media arts, engineering/science and music. A STEM approach with a focus in the junior area will be introduced to inspire higher order thinking and problem solving. Our uninterrupted literacy and numeracy blocks run across the school from pre-primary to year 6 and ensure quality teaching, following the WA curriculum.
There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care in our school community. The school has a commitment to values throughout the curriculum and conducts many successful programs to support this emphasis. Importance is placed on providing opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute successfully to a rapidly changing society.
Excellent parent-teacher support is enjoyed through the ‘open door’ communication policy. The Parent body is active in the community organising many special events through the P&C association. There is strong representation of parents on the School Board which is actively encouraged to participate in whole school review and planning processes.
We have a strong sense of tradition with established processes for pastoral care and a highly supportive and involved parent community. There are high expectations for student achievement and behaviour which are recognised and celebrated through a range of initiatives.