Forest Learning Day
Parkfield Primary School staff enjoyed a wonderful day of professional learning hosted by Mr Greg Meacham from Timber Insight, Mr Brad Barr from Wespine and Mr Ian Telfer from WAPRES. The Forest Learning day, gave all teachers the opportunity to connect with the forest and associated supply chains as a context for learning. Valuable insight was gained into the timber industries important role in a sustainable economy.
The day began with a tour of the Pine plantation harvesting operation in the Collie/Dardanup area followed by a look at forest ecology, silviculture and management practices in the Wellington Discovery Forest.
Staff then donned safety gear and toured the sawmill at the Wespine facility in Dardanup and the Bunbury Port wood operations. Teachers were exposed to many ways of using these sites, underpinning science, technology and processes, as a context for learning across the Australian curriculum.
Feedback from staff has been tremendous and we would like to thank Mr Meacham for his organisation of the day and for providing such a wonderful educational opportunity for all Parkfield staff.
Parkfield Primary School
A high quality education for every child; whatever their ability, wherever they live, whatever their background.
Independent Public School
Parkfield Primary School is an Independent Public School which has been proudly educating young children for 25 years and has gained a strong reputation and culture as a leading primary public educational institution.
Beyond the academic excellence which Parkfield pursues, it proudly offers all its students a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment which provides unique opportunities for academic enrichment and extension. Each and every child is encouraged to realise their full potential as we aspire to develop engaged, creative, independent, lifelong learners who will be active and responsible members of the school community.
We consider our experienced teaching staff to be one of the strongest in the South West delivering engaging and innovative learning programs so that every child feels happy, challenged and valued. Our strong and effective student services program encourages and supports student leadership, positive student behaviour and is supported by our pastoral care program.
Our active school community consists of our Parents and Citizens Association and School Board which is made up of parents, staff, industry and university representatives who are our partners in forging the school ethos and direction.
Our school buildings are of contemporary design with learning areas supporting three to four classrooms each with their own designated Information Technology area. Specialist facilities are provided for the extensive Physical Education, Music, Science, Japanese and Visual Arts programs.
Parkfield Primary School is situated in a vibrant, modern community which enjoys a wonderful, relaxed lifestyle. It is surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west. The proximity to the estuary, rivers and beaches enables staff and students to utilise these waterways for field excursions which supports our commitment to our Parkfield Learning and Understanding Sustainability (PLUS) whole school program.
Specialist Programs / Special Projects
Our specialist teachers are well respected, experienced and passionate in their chosen field and this is evident by their history of success.
Parkfield Primary School’s vision is to provide a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment. We will create opportunities for students to engage in outstanding learning programs, strive for excellence and become active citizens who make healthy and responsible decisions.
Parkfield Primary School’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 was formally endorsed by the School Board in July 2015.
The School Principal and the School Board Chair would like to acknowledge the staff and parents for the contribution in creating a clearly articulated plan to ensure Parkfield Primary School students are provided with a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment.