Palmerston District Primary School is situated at the entrance of the Gungahlin District and was opened in 1995. The school is a harmonious mixture of families from different backgrounds and cultures. We currently have 560 students in 26 classes from Preschool to Year 6, comprising preschool classes, mainstream classes, a learning Support Unit, an integrated Learning Support Centre and two of our classes are for children identified as intellectually gifted. We teach Indonesian as our additonal language.
The school operates with a value and belief system that is reflected in the Code of Practice for the school community. Our values are Participation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy (PRIDE). The PRIDE values sit proudly at the entrance to our school and are part of every classes committment to their learning enviornment.
We are an established school which sets high expectations for all, and uphold positive values that reflect our community. Palmerston School strives to promote a quality learning environment, which recognises the uniqueness of each child. We support and challenge the students to achieve to the best of their ability and foster a passion for lifelong learning. As a whole school community we facilitate an environment, which fosters contributions by students, teachers and parents so that our children can learn the skills, values and confidence that will enable them to be prepared for their high school years and beyond. As a result, parents and teachers work together to be role models for our community through being lifelong learners and creating a harmonious environment that supports respect for all.
We live our school motto of: Together, we learn from each other.
Palmerston District Primary School
Palmerston ACT 2913
Principal: Kate Smith
Deputy Principal (acting): Haeley Simms & Kylie Moller
Business Manager: Sonya Campbell
Phone: (02) 6142 1440
Fax: (02) 6142 1463