When moving to Perth or anywhere in Australia, you have to consider the future, and if you’re going to be bringing children or are planning on having them, you have to think about their education. Here are the top 5 primary schools in Perth to start you off.
Dalkeith Primary School
One of the highest graded primary schools in Perth set amongst lush green trees, Dalkeith Primary School is a great place for education from kindergarten to year 7. A good work and social environment, the school’s mantra is ‘Celebrating Success’, whether that be academic, physical, artistic or social, but still scores highly on academic tests.
Floreat Park Primary School
Recognised as performing above average compared to similar primary schools, Floreat Park Primary School follows the Australian Curriculum on all subjects excluding Health and Physical Education, Technology and Enterprise and The Arts, which follow WA Curriculum. For children from kindergarten to year 6, students also have daily access to the McLean Oval, a golf course, swimming pool, basketball stadium and netball court for extra-curricular activities.
Victoria Park Primary School
Situated near the Swan River five minutes from Perth city, Victoria Park Primary School has a multicultural student population from kindergarten to year 7, performs strongly in literacy and numeracy tests, and works together with the Parents & Citizens Association to increase the learning environment and promote respect, self esteem, honesty and teamwork.
Applecross Primary School
Applecross Primary School encourages children to be children, while preparing them to learn, achieve and grow. There’s a great atmosphere where children are able to show off their achievements, play games in the playground, learn to play instruments and join a choir. With school years 1 to 6, the focus is on English, Maths, Science and History, supporting the Australian Curriculum.
International School of Western Australia
A high performing school as one of the top in WA, the International School of Western Australia takes students from pre-primary level to secondary school year 12. Despite the focus on international curriculum and a northern hemisphere school calendar, the school prides itself on community spirit. Tuition fees do apply for all students.