Mount Hawthorn Primary School was established in 1906 when 43 children began their school day on the corner of North Beach Road (now Scarborough Beach Road) and Hicks Street (now Flinders Street). In 2015 Mount Hawthorn Primary School has an enrolment of around 800 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school upholds its rich traditions and embraces innovation and current educational thinking.
Mount Hawthorn Primary School is located 10 minutes from the Perth CBD in the suburb of Mount Hawthorn. The school population is drawn from a high socio-economic area, where most parents are employed in professional and semi professional fields. Education is highly valued by the parent community and this is reflected in the strong tradition of consistently high attendance across family generations.
An offsite Kindergarten in Leederville houses our Kindergarten students and offers several groups 15 hours per week. Students from Pre-primary to Year 6 attend the main school site on Killarney Street. There is also a separate Education Support Centre on the same campus, autonomous from the primary school. A state of the art library was built in 2008 and is shared with the Education Support Centre. Currently Music, LOTE (Italian), Physical Education and Art are offered as specialist programs.
In 2010 the Director General of Education, Sharyn O’Neill, commissioned an Expert Review Group to conduct a review of the school due to consistently high standards of performance over a number of years. The Director General endorsed Mount Hawthorn Primary as a school demonstrating exemplary performance.
The school provides many opportunities for our students to enjoy learning and develop socially, physically, academically and emotionally to reach their potential. Our highly qualified, enthusiastic staff, along with a very supportive community, works harmoniously to strive for excellence in all facets of school life.
The school has experienced teaching staff, who strive to improve their expertise by regularly accessing professional learning opportunities. The Leadership Team comprises a Principal, four Associate Principals and several Level 3 teachers.