St. Vincents Primary School
Welcome to our website. 2013 will once again be another busy year for all of us. We welcome all our new children, parents and families to St. Vincents and trust you will enjoy your time with us. We also extend a warm welcome to our many families returning for another year at St. Vincents.
St Vincents School was opened in Medina (corner of Pace Road and Gilmore Avenue) in 1956 by Sisters of the Order of St Joseph of the Apparition. The School relocated to a new site in Parmelia for the commencement of the 2004 school year. The school staff consists of the Principal, eight class room teachers, Teacher Librarian/Reading Recovery Teacher, Phys Ed Relief Teacher, PMP Co-ordinator/ Junior Primary Support, Music Teacher, Social Worker, five Teacher Assistants, Secretary, Administration Assistant, Canteen / Uniform Shop Manager and a Grounds person.
St Vincents School Four Year Old Kindergarten Programme runs two full days per week (we have two classes). An information booklet about the Kindergarten is available from the School Office.
The School provides Primary Education from Kindy to Year Six for both boys and girls. Children, who will turn 4 years of age prior to 30 June, in the year they will enter are eligible to enrol in Kindy. All applications for enrolment are reviewed subject to the enrolment policy.
Classes in Italian are offered to children from Kindy to Year Six. This service is provided by the Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre Inc.
The main emphasis of the School Curriculum is Literacy and Numeracy. St Vincents has adopted the RAISe Program to help improve the development of literacy by teaching in literacy blocks.
This year will see the start of the Information Technology focus change from a Windows computer environment to a Mac platform. This will be implemented over the next couple of years so that St Vincent’s will become a Mac based school.
The school enjoys a close relationship with the Parish Community and all members of the School Community are expected to participate in the life of the School and Parish for the benefit of all. Community involvement in the School is via the School Board and the Parents and Friends Association. These groups work in a co-operative, Christian atmosphere, encouraging educational advancement. Parents can also be involved in the School by assisting in the Canteen, the Uniform Shop or helping with sport or the Perceptual Motor Programme.
The method of school management used is that which takes its authority and guidelines from the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
St Vincents School Level Plan
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