Mindarie Primary School
We are respectful.
We are resilient.
We are safe.
Together, we will learn and achieve.
Today’s School for Tomorrow’s Society
To develop active citizens who are prepared for the future;
academically, socially and personally.
Mindarie Primary School is a dynamic school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year Six. The school opened as a school in houses in 1997 and moved to its current, purpose-built premises in 1999. In 2012 Mindarie Primary became an Independent Public School; empowering the school and our community, giving us greater autonomy in which to shape our ethos, priorities and direction. Further strengthening our collaborative approach and ensuring we work hand-in-hand with our school community to set our own strategic direction.
Mindarie Primary’s core curriculum has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and science. Teachers utilise the Western Australian Curriculum in these key areas to inform content delivery and assessment. Whole school approaches are embedded. Specialist programs operate in the following areas: Science, Physical Education, Music and Media Arts. The school has a dynamic Library program. Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) is provided for academically talented students in years four to six as well as teacher identified students in the early years of one and two.
MPS has had a strong focus on students who are identified as Gifted and/or Talented over the past three years. In-class extension via the use of Solo Taxonomy is provided. Mindarie is highly inclusive and recognizes that students can be twice exceptional in a raft of areas; academic, creative, sporting.
Selected students in years five and six who demonstrate a strong aptitude for music participate is specialised instrumental lessons provided by the School of Instrumental Music.
Students experiencing educational difficulties are catered for through Curriculum Adjustment Plans (CAPs) and/or Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
The school is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. Our four key expected behaviours are Achieve and Learn, Resilient, Respectful, and Safe. These can clearly be seen in the four mosaics as you enter the front gates of the school. Our catch call, Students Together Achieving and Learning, Resilient, Respectful, Safe forms the anagram STARRS. This is how the school sees our students; they are our STARRS.
The school has an experienced and committed staff who work collaboratively to provide the best possible learning environment for students.
Mindarie’s facilities include six teaching blocks, library, transportable classrooms, six Early Childhood classrooms, and a fully enclosed and carpeted assembly area. All classrooms and wet areas are fully air-conditioned; the enclosed undercover area is also air-conditioned. Mindarie has also recently developed an outside sensory space and a growing number of sensory rooms across the school.