Dawson Park Primary was opened in 1982. The school is set in a beautiful bush setting and offers a strong academic and pastoral environment for all students. Our learning community currently has approximately 500 students. Our dedicated and professional team strive to ensure the best learning outcomes for all our students.
In our learning community, parents are vital partners in the education of their child. Parents of Dawson Park Primary students are supportive and work collaboratively with us. Our School Board is an active and knowledgeable group who represents the views of our parents and community. Parents and Community members also provide valuable help and support through fundraising for resources that are vital for our teaching programs.
Dawson Park Primary has a strong pastoral care program that focuses on every child and we are supported by our School Chaplain, School Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Behavioural Analyst and School Nurse who work alongside staff and students. A number of local organisations and personalities work in partnership with us to enhance our various programs. Bendigo Bank has generously provided the school with funding to improve our ICT infrastructure. The Breakfast Club operates twice weekly and is managed by volunteers from our local community and school staff. It is recognised as the longest running breakfast program in a WA school, having started in 2001. Staff facilitate Run-Club on Wednesday and Friday mornings, during the warmer months, from 7:45am, to encourage students to work on their fitness and ensure they have a positive start to the day.
At Dawson Park Primary we follow an Explicit Teaching model and we have educational experts, including Shaping Minds and Dr Lorraine Hammond, working shoulder to shoulder with us. We provide a positive approach to learning by encouraging all members of our learning community to achieve their personal best in a safe and respectful environment.
We provide a supportive community for children to become independent learners who value themselves and others whilst academically achieving their personal best.