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South Ballajura Primary

principalphotoWelcome from the Principal

South Ballajura Primary School
Frank Scarfone – Principal

Welcome to South Ballajura Primary School Website.

Our School is truly a multicultural place of learning with staff and students coming from all parts of the globe, in particular from South East Asia, India, Africa, Europe and Australia.  As well, we are co-located with the South Ballajura Education Support Centre, adding to the diversity of our school.  Visitors to the school notice and comment on the caring, safe and inclusive environment.

Positive relationships are developed between children, parents and staff based on mutual respect and open communication.  Our focus is on developing a culture of high expectations for all students by modelling and setting challenging learning goals.

The school provides a balanced curriculum with 50% of face to face teaching time devoted to literacy and numeracy.

Digital Technologies are used to enhance literacy and numeracy and assist with digital citizenship.  Children have access to computers in their classrooms, a computer laboratory with computers and ipads to enrich their learning experiences.

We offer specialist classes in Indonesian, Music, Visual Art and Physical Education. Student skills and interests are further developed with lunchtime clubs: Signing, Jump Jam, Drumming, Chess, Numero and Choir.

The school has a strong commitment to pastoral care and the Chaplain plays an integral part in supporting our families.  Families in the primary school are also supported by the English as an Additional Language/Dialect teacher and education assistants, as well as the student services team, including the Deputy Principal, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and School Psychologist.

The school views parents as partners in education and encourages parent participation in classroom activities, the development of learning plans and special school events.

Community and relationships are not limited to parents.  The school utilises the service of a local church group to provide breakfast for over 80 students on Tuesday mornings and an activity club for approximately 30 students on the Tuesday afternoons.

Our pro-active P&C Association seeks local business support for donations of products for fundraising activities and social events such as school discoes and dress up days.

The school is accountable for its progress and reports its performance in the School Report to the School Council, the community and in the newsletter.  A high level of accountability ensures transparency of our work and assists parents to have confidence in the standards being achieved.

You are invited to visit our school and learn more about our successes.

Frank Scarfone, Principal