Karratha is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘good country’, and our city is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the north of Western Australia. Nestled in the Ngarluma Country shoreline, the city of Karratha is known as ‘Munjaree’ – the heart of the West Pilbara Coast, and its size and central location make it the ideal base for exploring the local natural delights and adventure destinations.
Karratha Primary School is an Independent Public School located in the heart of Karratha. We implement whole-school programs which promote positive outcomes for your children in their learning, behaviour, and social-emotional health. Our comprehensive learning programs are developed to ensure all children have an ongoing opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge for successful learning. Our teaching staff is diverse, and consists of Graduate to Level 3 Teachers. We focus on providing support and opportunities to build skills and capacity to cater for all Kindergarten to Year 6 students.
Karratha Primary School is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of Karratha students since 1971, and maintaining standards of academic excellence. 2021 was the 50th Anniversary of the school and marked the 10th year of being located in the new premises as an amalgamation of Karratha Primary School and the Karratha Education Support Centre. Our school is now an inclusive mainstream school with an endorsed Education Support Program for students with additional needs.
Our impressive facilities and beautifully landscaped grounds have been designed to be inclusive of our students. This includes five teaching areas, a specialised music room, specialised visual arts room, science laboratory, computer laboratory, library, hard courts, two undercover areas, low stimulus spaces, a sensory space, various play areas, a conference room to accommodate case management conferences with interagency support, and a dental clinic. The school has two bus collection points on the school grounds. A KindiLink program also operates onsite on Monday and Friday mornings. This is a playgroup for children ages 0 to 3 years and their families.
Our school community is highly supportive of the school and cooperative partnerships between families, staff and students are the foundations on which the school is built. It is strengthened by having families as partners in education, which is encouraged. There is an active Parents and Citizens (P&C) Committee, where parents, caregivers and the wider community are involved in the school in a multitude of ways. The School Board plays an important role in the strategic planning, identifying the future needs of the students and advising the school to ensure the educational program caters for this. We value the diversity in our school community and aim to build on this strength.