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Academic Learning
Perth offers a rich program aimed at meeting the needs of each child and helping them to reach their full potential.
 
Kindergarten
Perth has a wonderful Kindergarten program which offers both full and half day sessions as well as a Parent Child group for pre-kinder children. The Kindergarten is on the same campus as the main school, but has obvious boundaries ensuring the safety of our students.
 
Prep to Grade 6
We have a particular focus on students’ literacy and numeracy skills.  We offer support opportunities in Early Literacy - the Flying Start program for all students in the Early Childhood. Older children are supported where needed through both intervention and small group tuition.
In the majority of curriculum areas, but particularly in literacy, numeracy, and health and wellbeing, the school has a whole school approach, ensuring that students take part in a sequential learning program which meets their individual needs.
We offer particular experiences in science from Prep to Grade 6 and are currently having Chinese lessons online. Grade 5 and 6 students take part in a cluster based sporting roster during the winter term where they have football, hockey, T-ball and netball options.
 
Physical Learning
In the physical education area, in addition to a weekly class, the school has a daily physical education program which is implemented for all classes.  There are annual school carnivals in swimming, cross country and athletics.  Students from Grades 3 to 6 have the opportunity for selection to representative teams participating in NMPSSA (Northern Midlands Primary School Sports Association) carnivals. The Houses at Perth are Hirst (blue), Bramich (black) and Lyons (yellow), named after the longest serving and most famous of our previous principals.
Perth has attained accreditation as an Asthma Friendly School.
 
Social Learning
At Perth Primary School, there is an emphasis on creating and maintaining a supportive school community. This involves encouraging all students to accept responsibility for their actions and making appropriate choices in relation to their behaviour. We provide a caring environment that ensures physical and emotional safety to optimise learning for all age groups. We build positive self esteem and personal growth and to protect the rights of students and staff.
 
Our School Rules are
Be respectful
Be responsible
Be safe &
Be a learner
                            
Creative Arts Learning
Perth Primary School provides a music program, with a specialist teacher taking each class with a 40 minute music lesson. In addition students in primary grades have the opportunity to participate in choirs which perform at appropriate community events.
Regular creative arts activities are supported by visiting performances and community events such as college productions, artist in residence  programs and private providers as they become available.
 
Student Leaders Program
At Perth we have a Student Leaders program involving all our Grade 6 students. During their time as Student Leaders, our grade 6 students have the experience of participating in a number of different activities designed to build their self-confidence and leadership skills.  These include: an award-winning program operated in conjunction with Eskleigh, which sees them visit Eskleigh to join in activities with the residents; taking the responsibility of being first aid officers during break times; being bike monitors and acting as role models and mentors for younger students. A program of fund raising for charities is conducted throughout the year.
 
Working with the Community
Perth Primary School
enjoys an active partnership between all members of the school community.  Parent help in all classrooms is strongly encouraged, and is a highlight of parents’ involvement in our school.  Volunteer parents also regularly assist with excursions, sports coaching and literacy tuition.  We also operate on the premise that parents have access to teachers to discuss their child any time throughout the year, by appointment. 


The School Association
The Perth Primary School Association is a committed and active parent and staff body which oversees many important functions.  The Association is made up of  the Principal, 1-2 staff members,
4-6 parent members.4-6 parent members which meets at least once a term.  
  • Shares in the approval of all planning and budgetary programs
  • Contributes to the formulation of policy e.g. uniform, assessment and reporting, and Asthma Friendly Policy
  • Provides a forum where issues regarding our school can be discussed
  • Provides wonderful support to the school.
Fundraising
Our Parents & Friends group organise various events and activities to raise funds to support the school, including hot-food days such as sausage sizzles, raffles, fairs and many other enterprises. There is an effort to make one major contribution a year to the total school environment. Meetings are held once a month on the third Wednesday of each month. Information regarding these meetings are published in the newsletter.

Current Office Bearers are:    
  • Chairperson:
  • Vice Chairperson:
  • Secretary:
  • Treasurer:
  • Public Officer: Mrs Lee Craw
Correspondence should be addressed to 181 Fairtlough Street, Perth Tas 7300