Port Kennedy Primary School
Category:Education, Primary Schools
Port Kennedy Primary School is located within the City of Rockingham, 55 kilometres south of Perth, in an area of significant residential growth. The school opened in 1996 with an enrolment just exceeding 300 students. This figure steadily increased to nearly 800 at one stage but due to two new schools being built in the local area the current enrolment is 680 students.
The school has a variety of specialist staff which enables the school to offer specialist programs that include Art, Music, PE, Science and Indonesian as a second language. The multipurpose room has been converted into the Learning Support Centre and houses our literacy and numeracy specialist teachers who are funded by the National Partnerships Literacy and Numeracy grant. Being able to offer such a variety of programs in purpose built rooms has further enhanced the teaching and learning programs at the school.
The school is also affiliated with the Royal Australian Navy and in particular with HMAS Stirling as a number of students from defence force families attend the school. The school’s factions are named after the four submarines housed at the naval base and the Navy contributes towards the student’s education at Port Kennedy Primary School in a variety of ways.