We are a growing school.
Our school has been built to hold 575 students and we anticipate we will reach this number within our first 3 years. We will always give priority to the educational needs of the students when making decisions about the organisation and structure of our learning community groups.
Supported inclusion school
Barrawang Primary School is part of the Supported Inclusion Schools initiative. This means that the school will provide inclusive education for a significant cohort of students with an intellectual disability within a mainstream school setting.
Barrawang Primary supports the principle that every student is able to attend their designated neighbourhood government school. As a Supported Inclusion School, we will provide a safe, accessible and inclusive environment for every student who enrols.
Our school has been designed and purpose built to be inclusive. This means that the buildings are designed following Universal Design Principles, so that there are no physical barriers to a student with a physical or intellectual ability to attend the school.
Barrawang Primary School supports all students through:
Providing reasonable adjustments for all students
Student Support Groups
Individual Education Plans
Working with families of all children
Inclusive Educational Environment
Barrawang Primary School’s vision is to ensure that our students are at the centre of everything that we do. Together we create a learning community that values diversity, inclusion and high expectations for all students.
Barrawang Primary School's mission is to provide all students with high quality learning experiences that challenge and support them to REACH their full potential.
REACH for the stars
The Meaning of our Logo
The 4 circles represent the groups in our lives that help us achieve.
The first circle is the boldest, this is the child’s home support network
The white circle represents our staff
The dark green circle represents their peers
And the final circle is us all coming together, forming a strong sense of community and pride
The 5 pointed star represents our 5 school values.
Inclusive School Community Partnership
Merriang SDS will provide an inclusion program for students aged 6 to 11 years at Barrawang Primary School. Merriang will have a class of year ½ students working along side our Junior Community and a class of ¾ students working along side our middle community.
In the inclusive school community the focus will be on participation, communication, wellbeing and positive learning outcomes. Students will join in many of the Barrawang classes including literacy, maths, art, physical education and library.
This involvement provides all students with opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills in a range of curriculum areas as well as enhancing their communication and social capacity.
The students attending the inclusive schools community will also receive specialist educational and therapy programs to cater for a wide variety of their educational needs.
In the playground all our students will play together. This will allow all students to grow in confidence and self-esteem.
When the school opens in Term 1, 2023, it will include:
An administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities as well as specialist teaching areas for science and food technology
Two learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces
A community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space
Two outdoor hard courts
A sports field
Our school has impeccable facilities. Our learning spaces provide flexible options for our students and teachers to learn and work in every day. We have flexible furniture and seating options allowing for many configurations and spaces to be created and providing our students with the choice of working at a stand-up desk, sitting at a table with a chair or using a wobble stool or cushion to provide some movement while working.
Physical Education classes can happen rain, hail or shine in our competition grade gym.
Our Creative Arts space allows for an integrated approach to the ART’s curriculum with excellent spaces for performances.
Our STEM, Food Tech, Visual Arts and Library areas are all located in our state-of-the-art administration building.
Our outdoor spaces are vast and provide a range of activities for the students to engage in at break times including two full size outdoor basketball courts, a grassed sports ground, two playgrounds protected by shade sails, a sandpit and shaded picnic areas.