About Karridale PS

Children at Karridale Primary School fully appreciate everything that our small, Independent Public School offers – and that is a vibrant, nurturing and inclusive community. Together we create a safe and friendly learning environment where children thrive and succeed.

Our emphasis on health and well-being is reflected in our motto ‘Growing through learning, active bodies and healthy minds”.  We offer our children a childhood, where cubbies are possible, happy memories are created and a well-rounded, quality education is achieved to ensure a successful future for all.

Our experienced staff focus on the individual child, and learning is truly personalised for students to fulfil their potential. Our low staff turnover rate creates continuity and strengthens support for our students.  No child is overlooked in our small classes. Our committed staff deliver targeted teaching to create success for all students.

Established in 1883, our school has a long history and is highly valued by our community. Strong connections create unique opportunities for our students. The children benefit from many excursions and incursions that value add to their learning including experiences in Aboriginal Culture, The Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Science and the Environment.

Children at Karridale Primary School value the natural environment. Sustainability practices are highly visible at our school and form part of our daily routines. Together we act responsibly to reduce, reuse and recycle to lessen our carbon footprint.

Karridale Primary School offers programs in Italian and Visual Arts and short term programs such as circus skills, mindfulness and dance in rotation. We deliver a comprehensive whole school Health curriculum including quality programs such as Highway Heroes, Better Buddies and Zones of Regulation.

To inspire the children to contribute positively to their community and to respect their environment is our collective aim. Our creative and motivated School Board and P&C members are well supported by the parents. We work closely with parent and community groups for ongoing mutual benefit and our students are regularly involved in activities.

Our school is in a true bush setting, 30 km south of Margaret River and 13 km north of Augusta. We cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our well maintained grounds and facilities give children access to a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Visitors to our school always comment on our beautiful grounds and how friendly and welcoming they find the children.

Our students benefit from the following programs: