School Profile

MISSION STATEMENT

Embracing Catholic principles, our mission at Whitford Catholic Primary School is to educate, respect and nurture each child.

VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is to be a Catholic community where children thrive, enjoy learning and develop life skills to meet future challenges.

Whitford Catholic Primary School, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1978 is today a vibrant and welcoming school community in which children can flourish. Currently transitioning from double to triple stream, the school caters for students in a co-educational setting from Pre-Kindergarten – Year 6.  Situated on the same grounds as Our Lady of the Mission Church and Parish Centre in the suburb of Craigie, the school continues to grow rapidly in line with developments in the northern corridor. Planning for the building of four new classrooms is currently underway, with expected completion for the start of the 2017 school year.

The school is part of a strong and nurturing community. It has an excellent reputation for providing a welcoming, involved and academically diverse environment for its students. The whole child is nurtured, not only through the rich religious education and strong academic programs, but also through extra-curricula programs and service activities where all interests and talents are valued.

The excellent infrastructure and facilities have been maintained and upgraded over the years. The building of four new classrooms, with an expected completion date for the beginning of the 2017 school year will support growth in our student numbers. Our enhanced facilities include two purpose built Early Childhood classrooms and out door learning areas, a state of the art gymnasium/hall and a richly resourced and refurbished Library.

The school thrives with the excellent good will and support of the Parish Priests, School Board and Parents & Friends Association. The positive attitude, co-operation and assistance of parents in supporting our programs, continues to be marvellous.  

A whole school approach and commitment to collaborative processes for the purpose of school improvement ensures Whitford Catholic Primary School continues to thrive. 

Teachers are using the West Australian Curriculum to plan and inform teaching and learning across all curriculum areas. With a strong focus on continual improvement in literacy, numeracy and digital technologies across the school, our children have many opportunities to flourish.

Professional development for staff, which is connected to school priorities ensures that initiatives are implemented effectively. Access to a well-resourced Library, together with increased technologies throughout the school support both staff and students in curriculum acquisition and implementation.  Specialist teachers in Physical Education, Music, LOTE (Italian), ICT and Library support the rich and diverse education available to the children. An enrichment program is available to students requiring support, together with a LIGHTS program for those children in the senior classes requiring extension. 

Our current situation is indeed a tribute to the excellent goodwill and support of a strong community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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