Barrack Heights Public School has approximately 200 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a large Aboriginal representation.
We have 4 Support classes for Multi categorical students and Autism Spectrum Disorder and host a satellite school for ASPECT, a school that provides specialised education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Barrack Heights Public School has a strong focus on the involvement of the entire school community in ensuring quality educational outcomes for students.
This is reflected in our school's motto of "Parents, Pupils, Teachers All Work Together" and in our mission of providing quality learning in a caring environment.
The school presents a balanced curriculum across the key learning areas with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy supported by strong student welfare programs and the provision of a wide variety of experiences in dance, music, the arts and sport.
2019 wellbeing and extra-curricular experiences
The school is aiming to provide a highly engaging learning environment for its students. Some of the strategies and activities being emphasised are:
- three support classes (Autism and MC)
- additional learning support staff
- encouragement of innovative classroom practices
- dedicated Aboriginal education programs, including Talking Tracks, Njagans Yarn-Up and Ngargin Doctors
- Safe4Kids program
- school parliament
- public speaking and debating
- dedicated classroom for cooperative play activities as an alternative during lunch and recess
- in-school speech therapist three days a week.