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Principals Welcome

Balcatta Primary School is a state primary school first opened in 1964 and is placed on Main Street in central Balcatta, ten minutes drive to the coast.


The school has general classrooms and a separate library, music, visual art, computer and Italian language rooms.  The school has two large sporting ovals with playgrounds with new equipment for students of all ages.


Balcatta Primary School provides Kindergarten education to students turning four by 30 June. The Kindergarten and Pre- Primary are located on site. This involves two and a half days attendance where the students begin their school journey through a stimulating and educational atmosphere.  This learning journey continues with full time Pre-Primary program progressing through to year seven.

Parent and community members are encouraged to play an active role in ensuring students are provided with the best possible learning opportunities.

Our dedicated P&C Association has provided the school with reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout the school to ensure a comfortable environment in which to learn.

'Forever Upwards' is our school creed.  The school staff encourage students to celebrate academic, physical, artistic and social success.  We foster an extended family environment where emphasis is placed upon critical thinking skills, respectful attitudes and success for everyone.  Adults and children are valued for their unique individual qualities and contributions.

Balcatta Primary School teachers are dedicated in providing a relevant and meaningful curriculum to ensure students are equipped to be positive, contributing citizens of the future.  Teachers are caring professionals with a wealth of experience in teaching and learning pedagogy to ensure the potential of students is realised.

Students are encouraged to examine individual and societal values through participation in our values education.

Balcatta Primary School is a school that achieves excellent results.  This is reflected in the annual National Australian Literacy and Numeracy testing where results are consistently comparable with like schools.

Students at Balcatta come from a wealth of cultural backgrounds.  We have an English as a Second Language teacher who provides wonderful support for new non-English speaking students.

Peter Gates

Principal