Connecting school, family and community

CONTEXT & PRIORITIES

School Context

Nollamara Primary and Intensive English School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Since opening in 1956, the school community reflects a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and many students who speak a language other than English, access the Intensive English program.

The school has significant links to our local Aboriginal culture with ‘Nollamara’ meaning ‘red and green kangaroo paw’ and many historical Aboriginal landmarks surround our environment.

Highly competent staff work at the school and provide rich language and learning experiences using the Western Australian Curriculum, incorporating research-based pedagogical practices.

At Nollamara Primary, students are supported to develop a strong sense of belonging in our community and staff have high expectations for every student. The school endeavours to develop the ‘whole child’ and provides academic, social, emotional, creative and physical support. Specialist staff on our school site include the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer, school support worker, chaplain and psychologist.

Nollamara Primary supports the artistic development of students through the inclusion of specialist programs including the teaching of Aboriginal culture, French, Art, Music, Physical Education and Information Communication Technology. A new Science laboratory will be built in the school in 2018, enabling students to enhance their knowledge, skills and understandings in a realistic environment. Students are encouraged to embrace nature and play by accessing many areas and a large oval at the school.

 

School Priorities

Our school’s strategic direction is categorised into four interweaving priority areas which are also incorporated into Operational Plans, providing school-wide approaches to Literacy, Numeracy, STEM and Information Communication Technology.

  • Teaching and Learning  All staff provide engaging, student centred teaching and learning programs based on the Western Australian Curriculum. Staff across the entire school have high expectations for every student and recognise their diverse needs and backgrounds.

  • Foundation for lifelong learning  All staff provide engaging, student centred teaching and learning programs based on the Western Australian Curriculum. Staff across the entire school have high expectations for every student and recognise their diverse needs and backgrounds.

  • Creating responsible citizens  Students are encouraged, through targeted programs and initiatives, to become global citizens and actively contribute to the world they live in. The school prepares students academically, and socially and emotionally, in order to assist them to respond effectively to our ever-changing world and environment.

  • Connecting school, family and community  We embrace the diverse cultures and backgrounds of all our families. We foster and promote meaningful relationships to enhance partnerships within our school and local community. We acknowledge that wider community engagement and partnerships enrich our school.

  • Purpose  At Nollamara Primary we are a safe, diverse and collaborative school community where students have a strong sense of identity and belonging. We have high expectations for every student to experience success and strive to achieve this by providing engaging learning opportunities.

Excellent Facilities

Nollamara Primary has excellent facilities to cater for the students’ educational, social and physical needs. The school has large, well planned classrooms and a full sized oval for general play and sporting activities. We have a new library which was completed in 2015, and all classrooms are air-conditioned. We have a fully enclosed under cover area where assemblies are held. Information technology is integrated in to the curriculum, and supported by interactive whiteboards in every classroom and a computer lab. An extensive wireless network support notebook computers and iPad devices.

  • Well planned classrooms

  • Classrooms are air-conditioned

  • New library

  • Interactive whiteboards

  • Extensive wireless network

Intensive English Centre

At Nollamara Primary we recognise and value the cultural diversity of our students. The school has a fully integrated Intensive English Centre (which commenced in 2005) consisting of approximately 75 students. We cater for all new arrival permanent resident students, and those on 457 visa. Our current cohort has in excess of 50 different language backgrounds which we acknowledge and celebrate throughout the year, especially on Harmony Day and during NAIDOC week.

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