Principal’s Message

I am incredibly honoured and extremely proud to be the Principal of Karoo Primary School.  I feel privileged to work with a supportive school community and dedicated professionals who consistently encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed.

At Karoo Primary we are committed to enhancing student outcomes and maximising opportunities for students to achieve success and develop their voice and agency. We encourage our students to take ownership of their learning, build their knowledge and enhance the social, emotional and personal skills they need to navigate our ever-changing world.

High standards and expectations are fostered by students, staff and parents which support the pride we have in our school. Together with a commitment to embrace the school’s values – Kindness, Personal Excellence and Tenacity which make Karoo Primary an exceptional community.

Our school places strong emphasis on the development of each student’s learning capacity, by providing evidence based learning experiences. Student learning is focused with high importance placed on collaborative environments and point of need learning. Staff professional learning ensures we are always improving the quality of our teaching by using evidence based practices. With a clear purpose and a culture of continuous improvement, our school provides a comprehensive education for all our students.

We provide a high-quality education across all areas of the curriculum and the specialist programs of Media and Technologies, Science, PE and Health, Music / Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Mandarin. Digital technologies are also utilised in all classrooms and integrated throughout the curriculum to strengthen the stimulating programs we provide.

The development of leadership skills of both students and staff is key focus at Karoo Primary. Through our many leadership opportunities for students across the school, they learn the skills, values, and attitudes which are essential to be effective leaders throughout life.

We take pride in our student well-being programs which enable students to feel safe and secure in an orderly learning environment, and facilitate high learning outcomes for all.  Our Wellbeing dog, Archie, is a much loved member of the community.

One of the standout elements in the culture of Karoo Primary is the supportive community and parent involvement – from reading volunteers in the classrooms, to the Karoo Parents Association, or members of the School Council, this involvement supports all students and creates a genuine warm community feel. When students, teachers and parents work together as part of a dynamic learning community, amazing learning experiences are achieved.

Karoo Primary School provides a dynamic learning environment and our website is a great start for finding out more about our school.  You are also most welcome to book an appointment to meet with a member of our leadership team as well as  our proud student leaders to tour the school and see our learning community in action.

Danielle Heatley

2023 School Captains
2023 School Captains