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OUR SCHOOL

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Welcome to Eaton Primary School, where Excellence, Courage, and Respect are not just words, but guiding principles ingrained in our educational philosophy since our establishment in 1967. Situated on the highest point in Eaton on the picturesque northern fringe of Bunbury, our school has grown from its humble beginnings of three classrooms to a thriving educational institution that cherishes its local roots while embracing innovation and growth.

At Eaton Primary, we take pride in our strong sense of community, fostered through initiatives such as the Eaton Foreshore Festival, a beloved tradition since 1991. This festival exemplifies the vibrant spirit and unwavering support we receive from our parents and community members.

Academically, our students consistently excel, achieving close to or above state averages in literacy and numeracy. Our commitment to holistic education extends beyond academics, with a focus on nurturing students' social and emotional well-being. We were among the pioneering primary schools in the state to introduce a school chaplaincy program, and our successful social skills initiatives underscore our dedication to student welfare.

Moreover, our comprehensive health and physical education programs, including our unique circus program, promote self-esteem, values, and social skills, enriching the educational experience of our students.

At Eaton Primary, our vision is to provide every child with a high-quality education in a supportive and relevant environment tailored to their individual abilities and needs. With a motto of 'Ever Higher,' we inspire our 420 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to strive for excellence in all endeavours, both inside and outside the classroom.

We offer a diverse range of specialist classes in areas such as coding, robotics, Japanese, science, art, and sustainability, empowering our students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Through collaboration with our network of local schools and a dedicated student services team, we ensure that every student receives the support they need to reach their full potential. The active involvement of our Parents and Citizens Association further enhances our sense of community and contributes to the success of events like the Eaton Foreshore Festival.

Recent years have seen significant renovations at Eaton Primary School, with older buildings rejuvenated and a state-of-the-art Early Childhood Building constructed to meet the evolving needs of our students.

In choosing Eaton Primary School, you're not just selecting a school; you're becoming part of a warm, supportive community committed to nurturing the growth and development of every child. We invite you to join us on this journey of academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement.

SCHOOL BOARD

The Board has been formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interest of students and will enhance the education provided by the School.

Functions of a School Board

  • Work within the Department of Education’s relevant legislation and regulations.

  • Contribute to the development of the School’s Business Plan and monitor its progress. 

  • Endorse and review the annual budget.

  • Assist with the formulation of Codes of Conduct (guiding principles that influence the decisions and action that the School takes).

  • Participate in a review of the performance of the School. 

  • Assist with the selection of a principal when a vacancy arises.

  • Approve School fees, charges, contributions and items of personal use (booklists), extra cost optional components of programs.

  • Liaise with other committees within the School e.g. the P&C. 


The School Board Does Not:

  • Manage the day to day running of the School.

  • Discuss individual issues relating to students, staff or parents – this is the responsibility of the Principal.

  • Represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests to dominate the agenda of the Council.

  • Intervene in the educational instruction of the students.

  • Purchase land, buildings or motor cars and cannot enter into hire purchase agreements or obtain credit or loans.

  • Performance manage the Principal or any other staff member.

 
What Can You Bring To The Board
Parent Members – bring their experience as parents at the School and the view and context of the wider school community to School Board meetings.
Community Members – bring wider perspectives, particular skills and expertise to the School Board. 
School Staff – bring their educational expertise and years of experience to School Board meetings.
 
School Board News
The School Board will from time to time provide updates and information to keep the wider school community abreast of key activities. The School Board meets once a term for 2 hours (4 times a year). Following each meeting the Chair will produce a School Board Report, which will be sent to parents and uploaded to the website. It is a great way to find out more about the School Board and how it is contributing to the School’s success. 

We always need a parent majority so if you would like to get involved please register your interest by emailing eaton.ps@education.wa.edu.au

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