Primary School is situated in Collie, a coal-mining town, 200 kilometres
south of Perth. The school opened in 1950 and has a current enrolment
of 430 children and 60 staff (teaching and non-teaching). Amaroo is classified
as a Level 5 Primary School incorporating Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and
Primary classes, K-7.
Pre-School. We are an inclusive school catering for the needs of all
has a very mixed population base. We cater for many 2nd & 3rd generation
‘Amarooians’ in addition to a large number of transient families, generated
by the recent expansion of many industries in Collie.
caters for a vast range of student abilities from those with learning
disabilities to those who are talented and gifted. We have an Inclusivity
Coordinator and a large number of Education Assistants to support
children. The Dept. of Child Protection, School Psychologist, Chaplain,
Child & Adolescent Mental Health and local paediatric services play a vital
role in the pastoral care of our school community.
decisions, where possible, are made through input from all stakeholders. The
staff & School Council are key components of a collaborative decision making
The school building is regarded as one of the
finest examples of 1940’s school architectural style. Key facilities
include a library, a music/drama room, art/craft room and a covered assembly area.
The recent addition of a 5 room Early Childhood block through BER has been
fantastic, bringing all Amaroo students onto the one site. We also run
a 1 morning a week playgroup for children under 4 and a 2 morning a week
playgroup for Aboriginal children under 4.
Amaroo has continued to distinguish itself by
the quality of staff it attracts and graduating students it produces. There
is a comfortable balance of youth and experience amongst the teaching staff
and its ability to function as a team in all aspects of school operations
ensures maximum productivity and effectiveness.