• 08 9728 1146
  • Dardanup.PS@education.wa.edu.au
  • Hayward St, Dardanup WA 6236

Information

Get to know everything about Dardanup Primary School.

  • About Us
  • Library
  • Multicultural Interests
  • Our Mission & Vision
  • Dress Code
  • Duty of Care
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Payment Details
  • Other Info

About Us

Established on this site in 1972, Dardanup Primary School with 136 students draws its clientele from surrounding rural towns and within. Our families choose the tranquillity of a rural lifestyle just 20km from the city of Bunbury benefitting from the resources and facilities of a large city. Buses transport students from Ferguson Valley, Burekup, Boyanup, Dardanup West, Waterloo and Wellington Mills.


Our priorities are:

  • Behavioural Development
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Our professional staff are committed to providing each student with opportunities for growth academically, socially and emotionally. Our school aims to make the students’ primary school years memorable and enjoyable whilst building a solid educational foundation that fosters lifelong learning habits.  

The school grounds are landscaped with large grassed playing areas. A basketball court is regularly used for after school team training as well as during school hours. The Nature Playground is a feature of outdoor play at Dardanup Primary School. This playground continually develops in stages to provide our students with challenges and expectations of more to come. Students show nature play working at its best by creating their cubbies with natural resources gathered from the surrounding environment. This is the essence of nature play with children working together to create, problem solve, social play, leadership and having fun at play. 

Library

Dardanup Primary School has a well-equipped library with over 13,000 books catering to the interests of all students. Thanks to our P & C we have new furniture that has created an inviting space with areas that allow students to read quietly or play games and be creative.

A weekly visit to the library is incorporated into the class timetable. Students are welcome to exchange books with supervision outside of their class time. The library is open at lunchtime on Monday and Thursday.

Students in Kindy and Pre-Primary may borrow one book, Year 1 – 4 may borrow 2 books and Year 5 – 6 may borrow 3 books. All students must have a library bag for borrowing.

Multicultural Interests

At Dardanup Primary School, we recognise the traditional owners of the land that our school is built on, and the Noongar people of the South West of Western Australia. We also respect and celebrate the cultures of all who attend our school.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

Our school is here to provide a safe, happy, caring and stimulating environment

Vision

To be a school of distinction promoting innovation and opportunity

Dress Code

Dardanup Primary School requires all students from Pre Primary onwards to wear school uniform. The uniform shop is located in the Administration Building and is open Wednesday from 8.30am. School uniform items are sold at a reasonable cost. Second hand uniforms are also available.

The Dress Code Summer

  • School Polo Shirt – Blue with white logo and trim 
  • Black or blue Shorts/skirt/skorts – as displayed in the uniform shop 
  • Appropriate Footwear 
  • Blue Broad Brimmed hat – all year round

Winter:

  • School Polo Shirt – Blue with white logo and trim
  • Black or blue Tracksuit Pants/slacks/pants
  • Blue windcheater/Spray Jacket - as displayed in Uniform Shop
  • Appropriate Footwear
  • Blue Broad Brimmed hat – all year round

Duty of Care

Students should not arrive before 8.15am. Students arriving at school prior to 8.30am are to stay outside the Senior Teaching Block behind the Administration Building where they will be supervised until the 8.30am siren. Students arriving at school after 8.50am are to report to the office for a late note to be taken to the teacher. If your child needs to leave the school before the end of the school day, please complete the sign out book located at the front desk in the Administration Building. If your child has not attended school for any reason, eg illness or holiday, please contact the classroom teacher. Alternatively, you may wish to phone the office where the information will be entered onto the class roll.

Please inform the school of any changes to your child’s details;

  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Medical
  • Family circumstances 

Health & Wellbeing

Dardanup Primary School is a ‘Nut Aware’ school and has several students with severe allergies to different food items. Specific information is sent home from classroom teachers. We are also a ‘Crunch and Sip’ school and encourage all students to bring a small amount of healthy fruit and vegetables to munch during the day.

The school does not have a canteen. Food can be ordered from the Dardanup General Store and is delivered. Food For Thought is run by volunteers 3 times a term and a healthy menu is available for all students.

Illness and Communicable Diseases

In accordance with DOE guidelines, the school has formulated a policy on the administration of medication to students at school. Parents must complete a Medication Authorization Form prior to any staff member administering medication to your child. Copies of this form are available at the office. It is also critical that, if your child has any allergies, an action plan is prepared and discussed with staff to ensure we are aware of your child’s needs and that your child receives the best possible care in the event of an allergic reaction whilst at school. Please don’t send students to school when they are unwell. If your child has diarrhoea or vomiting please exclude them for 24 hours after the last incident of diarrhoea or vomiting. With infectious diseases it is often necessary for children to be excluded from school for a period of time. 

Payment Details

Parents now have the convenience of paying for excursions and fees by direct debit.

School Bank details are:

  • Account Name: Dardanup Primary School
  • BSB: 066040
  • Account Number: 19901914
  • Reference: Please use your family surname as the reference. Family payments can be made in a single transaction

Other Info

Before & After School Care

Before and After School Care is available and located on the school site. Jodie North is a childhood educator and her business is affiliated with the YMCA. Her contact details can be obtained through the school

School Bus Service

Dardanup Primary School is serviced by 4 buses daily and teachers supervise students getting on and off the buses. Further information can be obtained by contacting School Bus Services on 9326 2625 or schoolbus@pta.wa.edu.au

Sun Smart

Dardanup Primary School is a Sun Smart School. Students are educated about sun protection behaviour and all students and staff must wear a hat all year round.

Term Planner

Dardanup Primary School Term Planner can be accessed by clicking on the link.