Bicton Primary School is located in the established suburb of Bicton, 6km east of Fremantle, near the beautiful Swan River. The school was opened in 1904. As an independent public school, Bicton Primary is shaping the future of our children with a focus on success for all students, high quality teaching and leadership and building school community partnerships.
Bicton Primary is a dynamic learning community working collaboratively to assist children to realise their potential and to develop creative, positive and independent people.
We aim for personal excellence based on recognition of individual differences, supported by a positive learning environment of developmentally appropriate instruction. Innovation and new thinking is encouraged, and introduced, to contribute to students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing.
Our school promotes a respectful, nurturing, and supportive environment. We have committed teachers, dedicated support staff and supportive parents working together to meet our school’s vision, to nurture, inspire and achieve success.
The school is part of local community life, with the sporting facilities and playground equipment being in frequent use out of school hours in both formal and casual arrangements. The school hall accommodates a day care centre for before and after school activities and supervision of our students as well as a venue for additional school activities.
The aesthetics of the school buildings and settings, with terraced grounds and established trees make the school a pleasant place to visit, work and learn.
The school’s well maintained facilities include wide jarrah verandahs, outdoor play equipment around the sports oval and grassed areas, combined library and computer laboratory, dedicated music, art and science rooms, a purpose built undercover area, a canteen, and an early childhood centre. Constructed hard courts provide excellent facilities for basketball, netball and tennis, close to the multi-use quadrangle, at the centre of the school
Many Bicton students achieve results that are in the top 20 % of all Australian students in national testing. Not only do they achieve at high levels, many students show significant improvement across year levels. Students are provided with many opportunities to develop their creative skills through participation in dance, writing competitions, environmental recycling and in class activities. Specialist teaching includes Japanese, Italian, Music, Art and Physical Education.
The school is well supported by parents and the community.
The School Board consists of parent and teacher representatives. Meetings enable parents and members of the community to engage in activities to assist students and enhance teaching and learning. Our Business Plan is developed through consultation with our School Board.
Our very active P & C Association raises significant funds each year. The work of the P&C involves beautifying the school grounds, improving play facilities and topping up funding for resources such as computers, literacy, numeracy and sporting equipment. Fundraisers include; school disco, fete, bush dance, quiz night and special events.
By promoting high standards and expectations we all share the responsibility for achieving the school vision.