PRINCIPAL | GREG CLARKE

Welcome

On behalf of all the staff, students and parents I hope that your family will enjoy being part of our school. Our school motto, ‘Together Toward Future Horizons’, underpins our focus on equipping our students with the necessary skills and attributes required now and into the future. Geographe Primary School values personal excellence and respects diversity. We aim for both high academic performance and emotional and social wellbeing. At Geographe Primary School we strive to develop resilient individuals that maintain an optimistic outlook on life. We embrace new technologies and aim to provide a contemporary education that caters for all. Opened in 2002, Geographe Primary offers modern facilities amongst a tranquil Busselton setting. We work closely with the school community and value parents as partners in educating the students in our care. We aim to foster a community of learners – with students, families and staff all actively encouraged to share a lifelong passion for learning. I sincerely hope you enjoy your time with us at Geographe Primary School.

Our latest Public School Review

The report highlights your school’s deeply embedded inclusive culture.
The way staff have widened their professional understanding, and personal regard, for the scale and complexity of issues affecting the lives of vulnerable students, is truly a credit to them. It is a great example of what public education offers to their local community.
Melesha Sands, Deputy Director-General, Schools, 3 March 2022.

What is the purpose of a Public School Review:
All Western Australian public schools are reviewed by the Department of Education’s Public School Accountability directorate. A review gives assurance to the local community, the Minister for Education and Training and the Director-General that a school is operating effectively and delivering high-quality education to its students. The review acknowledges the achievements of the school and gives feedback to support the Principal and staff with their improvement planning. The Principal provides the review team with a self-assessment of the school’s performance based on evidence gathered by the Principal and staff. Information validated by the review team is considered before and during the school visit. This forms the basis for the school review report. The report is provided to the Principal, the Chair of the School Board and the Regional Executive Director.

Expectations of schools related to the Public School Review:
For all Western Australian public schools, expectations are set out in either: the Delivery and Performance Agreement, which is an agreement between the Department (represented by the Director-General), school (represented by the principal) and school board (represented by the school board chair); or, the Principals’ Statement of Expectations and the Funding Agreement for Schools.

School performance rating:
This performance rating is based on information gained from the self-assessment submission and the validation process. It is focused on a review of the following areas of school performance:

  • Relationships and Partnerships;
  • Learning Environment;
  • Leadership;
  • Use of Resources;
  • Teaching Quality;
  • Student Achievement and Progress.

Please find attached the most recent Geographe Primary School Public School Review, conducted in February 2022.

OUR SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS

These apply to all school community members including students, staff, and parents/carers.  Whilst it is important that students follow and display these expectations, it is equally important that adults model and demonstrate them also.

 

 

2022 Documents - booklets

Key School documents

Click here for our Geographe Primary School Business Plan 2020 – 2023
Click here for our latest Annual Report

 

2022 information booklets

Click here for our Parent Information Booklet
Click here for our Kindergarten Information Booklet