Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Settlers Primary, proudly an Independent Public School.

Settlers Primary opened in 2005, growing and developing with the wider Baldivis community. We are a vibrant school with an enrolment in excess of 650 students.

Our vision is for all students at Settlers to grow and develop, from any starting point. Consistency of teaching practise and strong personal relationships between staff, students and their families ensure that every child is provided with opportunities to succeed. Students making year on year progress, regardless of their starting point ensures they will thrive, wherever life may take them.

We are committed to ensuring the best possible introduction to education for our Early Childhood students. Understanding that play provides powerful opportunities for learning, we interleave intentional play with explicit teaching of Phonics in the early years, creating strong educational foundations.

Technologies are incorporated throughout the school’s learning programs allowing students to innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve. We develop students who are environmentally and globally aware, contributing positively to their communities.

Our teaching staff are committed to creating high-impact, low variation environments where high quality, consistent teaching allows for students to move into familiar environments, year on year. We have outstanding specialist staff in The Arts, Physical Education, Languages and Science. Our teachers are enthusiastic, dedicated and caring, working hard to ensure every student achieves to their fullest potential.

The school is the hub of the local community and it is our ambition to create a “community school” feeling, regardless of our school’s size or intake area. We work in close partnership with our exceptional School Board and P&C committee to incorporate the perspectives and ambitions of our community into the school.

Please take the time to read through our website and search for us on Facebook. Don’t hesitate to contact the school directly for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Settlers community.

Jake Petterwood – Principal

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