About Us - History

Meadow Springs Primary School - Our History

Meadow Springs Primary School opened in February 2012 with 488 students. In 2012-13 it was the fastest growing school in the state with a net average growth of 5 student enrolments for each school week since opening. Approximately two and a half years from opening, the primary school enrolments peaked at 987 students. Inclusive on site sharing buildings, facilities and programs is the Meadow Springs Education Support Centre. Combined with the Education Support Centre there were approximately 1040 students and over 120 staff attending the school site in 2014.

In August 2015 the census indicated that 802 students were enrolled in the Primary School with approximately 860 students including the ESC attending on site. The opening of Lakelands Primary School was a welcome pressure release on the school’s facilities. The rapid population growth of the school from the beginning has been the equivalent of opening a new school within the site every February since its inception. More than 200 new students enrol in the school each year. As a result of the extraordinary population growth the school community has somewhat normalised its general response to change, particularly those families who have been part of the community since 2012-13.

Since our first year in 2012, our staff and students have worked tirelessly to develop an outstanding reputation in the local Mandurah community due to our outstanding ability to cater for the individual needs of all our students – academically, physically, creatively, socially and emotionally. Our motto Live, Laugh and Learn drives our school community to ensure that our best possible learning outcomes are achieved in an environment that is friendly, safe, and happy while realistically balancing school and family life. While our motto engages the ideal school environment our vision to support and challenge our students to achieve their personal best underwrites our academic program.

Of course the growth in our student enrolments was mirrored by the recruitment of additional staff. As an Independent Public School we have managed our own recruitment processes since we first opened. We endeavour to select staff that we consider to be the best fit in the large jigsaw puzzle called Meadow Springs and to date we think the picture looks fantastic! This is done within a collaborative culture of shared leadership creating a strong sense of community ownership within the school.

Approximately 95% of students live within the Meadow Springs local intake area even though the local boundaries have changed significantly in 2015. The schools workforce has been relatively stable since 2012. Each year until 2014-15 the workforce grew in both teachers and support staff.

Our modern facilities include well organised teaching blocks and classrooms, an extensive library resource centre, an enclosed recreation centre, the latest available technological equipment for staff and students, a well-resourced science laboratory and passionate specialist teachers who provide challenging programs in performing arts, physical education, science and humanities.

 

We hope that by viewing this site you can gain an appreciation for the hard work and enduring commitment of the staff, students and families of our school who work together to support and challenge our students to achieve their personal best.