School Overview



Onslow Primary School is located in the small Pilbara locality of Onslow, and has been educating locals for over 50 years.  We are an integral part of the community and have developed strong links between the school, our staff, parents and the wider comminuty.  Due to our location we are considered part of the Department of Education's Remote Teaching Service, where staff are appointed through a merit selection process. 

We cater for students from Kindy to Year 12 and offer a nuturing and stimulating learning environment where we recognise each child's effort and initiative.  We have clear behaviour expectations, 'Be Safe, Be Caring, Be Respectful and Be Your Best', which provide a positive learning environment to assist students achieve improved academic and behaviour outcomes as a result of increased engagement with learning.

Our school's teaching and learning programs are conducted in accordance with the Western Australian Curriculum and adjusted to meet the individual needs of the students.  We offer the same acces to learning resources as those available to students in major centres, with a strong focus on literacy skills, general health programs, and the use of technology in teaching and learning.

We are committed to quality teaching, high expectations and success for all students.  Our aim is to provide the best possilbe education for each child, with a focus on learning being meaningful, purposeful and relevant so as to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and values they need to contribute to society and access opportunities in life.

Onsite facilities include modern air conditioned classrooms equipped with refrigerated storage for student's lunches, an art block, secure fenced playground area for the Kindy and Pre-primary classes, iPads with WiFi access, an undercover recreational area, basketball and netball facilities, plus a school kitchen garden.

The Secondary School complex includes a science lab, art room, home economics room, plus a classroom for the school based programs and correspondence lessons provided by the School of Isolated and Distance Education.  Onslow Primary School also utilises the shared community facilities of the nearby sports oval and basketball courts, plus the newly developed adjacent acquatic complex for interm swimming lessons.

Every three years all WA public schools undergo a review process to ensure the school is operating effectively and delivery high quality education to its students.  Onslow School has recently completed this process and the results can be found by clicking on this document.  Department of Education: Public School Review - Onslow Primary School.

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