From the Principal

Welcome to Port Hedland PS!

I wish to welcome all new and continuing families to our school.  I feel privileged and honoured to be part of this strong and vibrant school community – a community that pursues excellence in teaching and learning whilst nurturing the social and emotional needs of students to support them to become confident and resilient individuals.  Port Hedland Primary School has a very supportive community, and this contributes to the family feel of the school.

We pride ourselves in providing a school with a warm, safe and happy environment where students feel welcome and cared for.  Our aim is to provide opportunities that extend and challenge every student to exceed their potential and achieve personal, social and academic success.  In fact if you ask our students what my ONE school rule is you will hear them say “be the best that you can be”.

Our motto “The Future is in Our Hands” encompasses everything that is important to the Port Hedland School community and is encompassed in our school vision of “working together to encourage life-long learning in an inclusive, safe and respectful environment”.

Port Hedland Primary School has a dedicated staff who strive for high standards in teaching and learning by continually improving their own professional knowledge and expertise to ensure students are provided with a high-quality education. We focus on providing a school that is collaborative, inclusive and maintaining evidence-based whole school approaches to engage and improve student learning.  Our staff are friendly, supportive and approachable, and encourage family involvement in their child’s education. Parents are offered regular and clear lines of communication through meetings, emails, push alerts and newsletters.

Great schools are a shared responsibility, and we are fortunate at Port Hedland Primary School to have a dynamic and vibrant school where there is strong community, parent and family involvement.  We place an emphasis on developing strong and positive relationships with the community.  Our parent body is passionate about supporting their children and the school, and this is evident in the ongoing, dedicated support they provide in classrooms, at carnivals and at fundraising events. Our school is a real community hub and has fostered a range of beneficial partnerships with local employers and community groups who generously contribute to our school.

I encourage parents and care givers to be involved in the life of the school. We have a highly motivated and active School Board and P&C Association, whose contributions benefit our students. Becoming active in the school’s P&C committee or School Board is an excellent way to increase involvement; and to work in partnership with the school to support and encourage children’s learning and development.

Working in partnership with you for your child’s education is essential to achieving the success we pursue.

I invite prospective parents and students to visit our school and look forward to working closely with you.

Karen Burgess