St Paul’s Primary School, Mt Lawley is an inner-city, single-stream, co-educational school, comprising of approximately 225 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, for families of St Paul’s Parish and surrounding areas.
Our Vision encompasses a “commitment to Christ-centred education, inspired by the spirit of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and the teachings of St Paul”. The education offered by the school is underpinned by Gospel values, which encourage students to aspire to our motto, “From Darkness to Light”, by seeking the truth and growing in knowledge from darkness into the light of Christ.
The school offers a holistic education, embracing the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students, where both relationships and learning are valued. A range of specialist programs is offered, including Physical Education, Music, Science, Italian and Edu-Dance. Students participate in a range of academic competitions, such as the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, Academic All Stars Interschool Competition, St Paul’s Spelling Bee & Interschool Spelling Bee, Robotics, Tournament of Minds and School House & Interschool Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals.
A Whole School Curriculum Plan is formulated each year, with an emphasis on differentiation in all learning areas to cater for the various learning styles and abilities. The school has a Literacy & Numeracy Support Program and the individual needs of students are identified and addressed through an Early Intervention Program, including Reading Recovery, the MulitLit Program and the Extending Mathematics Understanding (EMU) program. A comprehensive Extension Program is offered to identified gifted and talented students from Years 4-6.
St Paul’s School enjoys a strong community spirit, strengthened by parent involvement and a close link with the parish. Pastoral care is given high priority and students are encouraged to strive for excellence. Behaviour management is positive, respecting the dignity of each individual. EPIC is our acronym for the values that St Paul’s students strive to achieve. Each letter stands for a particular value: Excellence, Perseverance, Integrity and Christ-Centeredness. Student leadership is shared among the Year 6 students, through the various ministries, to ensure maximum leadership opportunities.
St Paul’s is committed to developing independent learning skills and strongly encourages the integration of IT in the curriculum. All classrooms from Pre-Kindy to Year 6 are equipped with TVs, which are interactive from PK to Year 2. Personal digital learning devices are used throughout the school, with a ratio of 1:2 students in Years 1 to 2 and 1:1 in Years 3-6; with the children reaping the added benefits that various apps bring to the teaching and learning environment.
Archdiocese of Perth