Brookman Primary School is located 12 kilometres from Perth in the southern suburb of Langford. It is a suburb which continues to experience urban renewal and is in close proximity to public transport and shopping centres.With over 380 students, Brookman has an exciting and diverse cultural mix with one third of students having English as an Additional Language. Over 30 nationalities create a wonderful multi-cultural blend within the school community bringing with it opportunities for cross cultural understanding and inclusive activities.
The highly committed and professional staff have the needs and welfare of students at heart and constantly strive to look for proven methods to improve student outcomes.
The school is fortunate to have specialist teachers in Literacy, Mathematics, Science, English as an Additional Language, Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education. In supporting students from diverse backgrounds, Early Childhood Oral Language programs have been introduced from Kindergarten to Year 1 to improve student preparedness for formal learning and enhance student skills in the English Language.
During 2014 a Child and Parenting Centre was established on site. Our Child and Parenting Centre will, along with Brookman House opposite the school, offer families localised support. Government and non-government agencies provide family friendly services and accessibility at the school. These include playgroups, parenting support and workshops, speech therapy and occupational therapy, community nurse and much more.
Parent involvement in the school is strongly encouraged. A purpose built Parent Room provides parents with
their own room to meet both formally and informally. A Breakfast Club supported by volunteers operates several mornings a week providing free breakfast to families.
The school boasts excellent grounds and facilities including an outstanding computing laboratory, Visual Arts Room, Science Room, Library and Parent Room. All classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards which are used by staff to enhance learning outcomes for their students. A great deal of work has been completed in rejuvenating the school grounds, garden beds and playground equipment. The school vegetable garden has proven to be an outstanding success with students and parents alike; while giant chess and draughts sets in the playground are regularly used by students.
Through the Building the Education Revolution Program the school has a new Early Childhood building on site for its Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students. This state of the art building maximises opportunities for our staff to get our students off to a good start.
Brookman has a strong pastoral care program focussed on rewarding positive behaviour. High quality Whole School Reward Days are attended by students maintaining good standing. Each week students are offered numerous opportunities to expand their skill levels through activities run voluntarily by staff. These include lunchtime sporting activities (football, netball, soccer, touch rugby), game sessions in the library, Mathletics in the Computer Laboratory, Chess Club, Science Club, Cooking Club, Artists Club, School Choir, Drumbeat drumming program, developing resilience through ‘Kids with Courage’ and leadership roles including Peer Mediators, School Prefects, Faction Captains and Vice Captains.
Brookman Primary School is proud of its good standing in the broader community, values individual achievement, cultural diversity and strives to develop a love of learning in its students.