About

Lesmurdie Primary is a K-6 school and is situated in the picturesque bush of the Darling Ranges approximately 20 km east of Perth city. The community has a caring and ‘country’ feel. The school population is relatively stable at around 270 students and 29 staff.

Our primary goals are to provide a full and exciting academic program and to ensure a safe, inclusive and friendly environment where all children feel welcome and valued. Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for all students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their full potential-academically, socially and emotionally.

The teaching staff are very experienced and include specialist teachers for Physical Education, Mathematics, Italian Language and Music. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and technology tools such as laptops and iPads are used to support inquiry learning.

The school has made a major commitment to curriculum improvement and enhancing student outcomes particularly in the areas of Spelling and Writing. Mathematics continues to be very strong throughout the school with our data indicating achievement above like schools. The school is organised in such a way that Mathematics is streamed from years 4-7 with middle and upper primary Mathematics extension classes established to cater for gifted and talented students in Mathematics.

At Lesmurdie Primary School we are highly committed to developing innovative thinkers and have a strong commitment to science. We have been awarded the Primary School of The Year for six consecutive years (2011-2016) through the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia (STAWA) Science Talent Search. In 2015 the school was a finalist in the Governor’s School STEM Award.

We have comprehensive and proactive strategies to identify and cater for students at educational risk. An early intervention program has been implemented in the junior primary to support students at risk in literacy. Gifted and talented students are also catered for through PEAC (Primary Extension and Academic Challenge) and through the School of Instrumental Music (SIM).

There is a strong recycling program in the school and the school’s vegetable gardens and the raising of chickens is very popular with our students. All classes commit to an annual sustainability or environmental focus that build understanding of how we can minimise our impact on the earth.