OUR SCHOOL

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"As Paraburdoo kids we try our best

we use our five keys to success.

We respect our teachers and classmates too

and strive for excellence in all we do.

We have that special Paraburdoo Pride

that comes from deep down inside.”

OUR SCHOOL
 

Paraburdoo Primary School was established in 1971 as a District High School, catering for upto 350 k-10 Students. It became a dedicated primary school in 2001 and currently caters for approximately 200 to 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in the heart of the Pilbara. It is the only school in town, with enrolments fluctuating depending on the strength of the mining industry.

 

Paraburdoo Primary School has taken advantage of the refurbished learning spaces following the departure of Secondary students. There are a Library, Performing Arts room, Visual Arts centre, a STEM and separate Science room, along with several classrooms for specialist or support programs. There is also extensive grassed and oval space, and several playground equipment sites. The school is also fortunate to be able to take advantage of the Shire of Ashburton Sporting facilities including a high class swimming pool, and recently constructed indoor multipurpose court.


Our teachers and support staff have a clear, shared vision where we work with families to nurture and inspire lifelong learning. Our collaborative and cooperative culture ensures our staff work in an environment of continual learning and development so they can deliver a range of high quality learning opportunities to stimulate and challenge each student's individual needs and talents.

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Our Location


Paraburdoo is a mining town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Paraburdoo Primary is situated in the Shire of Ashburton, located 1,528 kilometres (949 mi) north of Perth, 24 kilometres (15 mi) north of the Tropic of Capricorn, nearly 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the coast, and 424 metres (1,391 ft) above sea level.

The name of the town comes from the Indigenous word Pirupardu, meaning ‘Meat Feathers’, because of the large resident population of white corellas..

Paraburdoo enjoys a glorious climate for the majority of the year and is nestled amidst a magnificent natural landscape, which is on the doorstep of the world-renowned Karijini National Park.

STAFF DIRECTORY

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Mrs. Ashleigh
Capaan

Room 2 Teacher

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Miss. Paula

Jackson

Room 1 Teacher

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Ms. Janelle

Jefferson

ECC 2 Teacher

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Ms. Tabitha

Haddock

ECC 1 Teacher

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Mrs. Helen

Gordon

Education Assistant

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Mrs. Sonia

Ashton

Education Assistant

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Mrs. Jemma

Ferguson

Education Assistant

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Mrs. Corinne

Henry

Education Assistant

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Mrs. Sharon

Waters

Education Assistant

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Mrs. Narelle

White

Education Assistant

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Ms. Jodie Hunter-Bin Sali

Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer

Mr. David

Bezear

Gardener

Ms. Lorissa
Taylor

Cleaner

Ms. Kelli

Bell

Cleaner

Mrs. Mahalia

Sukabula

Cleaner

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Mr. Bruce Fraser

Principal

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Mrs Natasha

Mettam

School Admininstration Officer

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Mr. David

Haddock

Room 8 Teacher

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Miss. Theavera

Maneja

Room 3 Teacher

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Ms. Caragh Livingstone

Deputy Principal

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Mrs Clare Passmore

Technical Support Officer

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Mrs. Sarah

Nicholls

Room 6 Teacher

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Mrs Karen

Gaff

Manager Corporate Services

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Ms. Danielle

Smith

Science & Math Specialist Teacher

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Mr. Colin

Hickey

Room 5 Teacher

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Mrs Tracy Jacobs

Manager Corporate Services

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Ms. Ruth

Tyler

ECC Teacher & Specialist Art/Drama

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Ms. Nicole

Leighton

Room 4 Teacher