Our School - SCHOOL PROFILE

Dear Parents & Carers

Paraburdoo Primary School is a Level 4 School catering for Kindergarten to Year 6 students in the Ashburton Shire of the Pilbara.  It is the education hub of the town with a fluctuating enrolment of between 230 – 300 students dependent on the strength of the mining industry and particularly the fortunes of the major employer in town, Rio Tinto. 

Paraburdoo Primary School supports its students through a caring environment.  Our staff are enthusiastic and dedicated; they work collaboratively to provide a range of high quality learning opportunities to stimulate and challenge the individual needs and talents of students.  While we have an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, we also provide specialist curriculum and value platforms to develop the 'whole child'.    

 As an Independent Public School, well established in the community, Paraburdoo PS is a school distinctive for its spirit of community and for the creative, personalised learning experience it offers to all students. Consequently, Paraburdoo PS has established a reputation of which the community is most proud of and we continue to commit to a vision of progressive, creative learning, where all students are nurtured and inspired to engineer tomorrow, today.

We offer an excellent Early Childhood Education which continues to build upon the important skills that students have developed pre-school.  All our Early Childhood teachers are four-year University trained and have additional Early Childhood qualifications.  The Stepping Stones induction program provides both parents and students an introduction to our school to ensure our collective success.  

At Paraburdoo Primary School, students will also have a taught social and emotional curriculum which seeks to embed in an explicit way the 5 Keys to Success, which articulate the schools’ values. Delivering a values education program, where students learn about others, friendships, building social and emotional resilience and developing values to help live life as a happy, productive member of our community is a core curriculum for life. A whole school approach to rewards and celebration will also bring a very proactive and positive dimension to this work for children.    Our challenge is to further develop our students as successful, motivated students who strive to achieve.

Kind regards     

Ruth Proslmeyr
Principal