ABOUT YANGEBUP PRIMARY SCHOOL
Yangebup Primary School is located in the heart of the Beeliar Wet Lands. This unique location ensures that all students have 1st hand and practical knowledge of their environment and the fragility of such eco-systems. This means that sustainability is incorporated into the curriculum and also that we are, from time to time, visited by unique wetlands birds.
The School began operations in 1982. Yangebup Primary School initially operated out of some very old, disused buildings on the Jandakot site. The school moved to our current location in 1983 and was formally opened in 1984 by the then Minister for Education, The Hon. R.J. Pearce. Since that time Yangebup has undergone many changes. Like most Metropolitan schools, Yangebup has had fluctuating populations of students. In past decades the school had a much larger population and as a result, with our current population of about 280, we are in the enviable position of being able to have double sized rooms for all age groups.
Yangebup today has an ideal mix of very experienced staff, some of whom have been here since the opening, and beginning teachers. The school has a strong community feel and many of our current students are children and grandchildren of past students.
We have a very active School Council and Parents& Citizens Group who are involved in curriculum directions and fundraising activities for our School. The school runs a breakfast programme on Mon. Wed. and Friday. of each week. After hours child care is available on site.
The formal specialist subjects are Health and Physical Education, Information Communication Technologies, Japanese and Visual Art. Yangebup also boasts a number of extra-curricular programmes run by staff outside of school hours. We have an extension Science and Visual Art programme as well as a Chess Club.
Students, Staff and Volunteers created a sustainable” Yarning Spot” garden to foster an increased awareness of both Aboriginal Culture and water conservation.
Developing the whole child is the focus of our community. Our goal is to have all our students leave primary school with the skills, enthusiasm and study habits they will need for their secondary education.
As well as academic programmes designed to meet the needs of, and challenge each child, we have a strong emphasis on developing good citizens. Yangebup has a student Parliament that fosters leadership in our senior students. This innovative programme provides excellent skill development for secondary school and beyond for lifelong success.
Our School Chaplain and the Habits of Mind Programme, instigated across the whole school, play a key role in pastoral care. They are key strategies in the development of our students.
Principal Yangebup Primary School
Curriculum Focus - Literacy
Yangebup Primary school offers a high level of literacy education. The use of literacy blocks in all classrooms combined with whole school programs for spelling and guided reading ensure the best evidence based teaching. Enjoyment of good literature is nurtured within our classrooms and our Book week celebrations is a favourite event of the year.
Melanie Cox, Literacy Specialist
Curriculum Focus - Numeracy
Yangebup Primary School takes a whole school approach to numeracy. Each class has a daily Numeracy Block for the specific teaching of numeracy concepts. Junior classes use a lot of hands on materials whilst the upper grades are streamed into groups to target students specific learning needs. Ten A Day is a whole school iniative that occurs daily at the beginning of each day. It is a quick mental activity students complete that addresses many of the Mathematical objectives
Sally Jones, Numeracy Specialist