From the Principal

Peg’s Creek Primary School opened in 1978 and is centrally located in a well established section of Karratha bounding the town centre.  The school is one of the smallest in the town of Karratha with an average population around 260 students.  As an Independent Public School we are committed to using the increased flexibilities to enhance our strategic direction and meet the specific educational needs of our students.

The school caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 6 and presents attractively in a natural setting, complimented with gum trees, gardens and grassed areas.  Adjoining the school is the well kept Peg’s Creek Oval which is a joint facility enjoyed by the school and community.  All classrooms, learning areas, administration and library are networked providing on-line facilities.  Each classroom is complimented with computer workstations and electronic whiteboards.  Our Cossack Block provides excellent specialist art and digital technologies facilities.

Peg’s Creek Primary School focuses on:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • A Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Leadership
  • Partnerships

The school’s learning programs reflect the diversity of cultures, needs, and abilities of the children of Peg’s Creek. Specialist teacher support is provided for students in Art, Digital Technology, Yinjibarndi ( LOTE Language) and Health & Physical Education. Whole school planning in Literacy, Numeracy and Social Emotional Learning focuses on explicit teaching using the Australian Curriculum. We also utilise the social emotional program, ‘ You Ca Do It’ to further support our whole school practices and vision.

The school motto ‘Be Aware, Be Involved, Be Your Best’ is reflected in the ethos of the school.  Students are encouraged to show initiative and actively participate and contribute in our community. Student leadership is developed through our Prefects, Faction Leaders,  our Burrup Bouncer skipping team and lunchtime clubs.

As a community we pride ourselves on our emphasis on building partnerships between students, staff and parents. Our stable enrolment  is a result of a community focussed on “being aware and being involved” and providing the best possible learning environment for our students. Parental involvement is highly valued and encouraged.  A strong and supportive relationship between parents, students and teachers is embedded in school practices.

I am proud to be Principal of this great school and am committed to working with our school community in ensuring successful outcomes for every one of our students.

 

Shiona Hobart

Principal