Why Karoo?

What makes Karoo such a special place that people want to be a part of?

Why should you send your children to Karoo?

What opportunities will Karoo offer you and your child?

In choosing Karoo Primary School, you are choosing a community that values the success of individuals, celebrates diversity and inclusiveness and recognises the importance of community. Our programs are designed to develop not only the intellectual abilities but also the physical, social and emotional needs of all students in a warm, caring atmosphere. We strive to assist all students to be the best that they can be. We encourage and support them to be lifelong learners.  We are committed to making a difference in their lives for all the right reasons.

With community support we established our school values of Kindness, Personal Excellence and Tenacity.  These are the core of what we do and the values are proudly displayed in every classroom and in the school foyer.

Our students …

  • love learning and playing in a safe environment
  • are committed to the Karoo school values
  • begin their formal learning in our exceptional Foundation program
  • benefit from a whole school approach to learning
  • are given the opportunity to grow as community minded citizens through our Student Leadership program
  • have the opportunity to participate in a breadth of extra-curricular programs including sports events, musical opportunities such as school performances, State School Spectacular and instrumental music tuition, a variety of school excursions that support classroom learning, camps, annual reading challenge, and student wellbeing activities such as Kids Hope program and lunchtime clubs

Our Staff …

  • are highly professional who personalize learning, ensuring success for all students
  • are enthusiastic, dedicated and effective educators who stimulate and challenge student thinking and problem solving
  • communicate respectfully with students, parents and the community

Our school community …

  • enjoys the benefits of an enthusiastic and passionate Karoo Parent’s Association (KPA)
  • is helpful, caring and supportive
  • supports students and staff by assisting with reading, book covering, attending excursions and supporting school fundraising and community events
  • benefits from excellent home-school liaisons and community connection
  • is supported by caring, highly regarded Outside School Hours Care program run by School Council, providing care before and after school

Our school provides outstanding facilities, resources and playgrounds including …

  • 24 permanent classrooms including flexible learning environments
  • Year 5 and 6 Learning Common and the Foundation Learning Common have open learning spaces which allows for flexibility in teaching and learning, and allows for a focus on differentiating the curriculum for every student
  • networked ICT facilities in each classroom including interactive whiteboards
  • phone communication with each classroom and specialist areas
  • well stocked Library with student, staff and parent resources, games, ICT equipment and provision for comfortable and inviting reading environment
  • purpose built Art room equipped with art tables, access to undercover areas, a kiln and an extensive range of equipment and materials
  • purpose built Performing Arts room equipped with an extensive range of instruments to support the program
  • fully equipped Gymnasium and Multi-purpose Centre
  • individual heating and cooling in all classrooms
  • designated space for student’s bicycle
  • staffroom equipped with a digital screen and a full kitchen for use by KPA, classes and Integration Aides working with individual or groups of students
  • substantial synthetic grass areas
  • artificial turf including athletics track (brand new in 2024)
  • basketball and netball courts with padded goal posts and rebound wall
  • asphalt areas
  • shaded, safe and secure playgrounds
  • dedicated Foundation playground, accessible only for Foundation students
  • shady retreats and seating provided amongst play areas and well maintained garden beds
  • Community Centre utilised for various programs, and external and partner agencies for student support services
  • Mathematics, Science and Literacy resource rooms, each well equipped to aid in student learning for that subject area
  • rotunda – outside seating area
  • First Aid room (adjoining the administration office) manned by Level 2 first aid trained staff providing first aid support for students, staff and on occasions, parents and siblings
  • Canteen run and supplied by an external provider, offering a wide range of healthy options and catering to a variety of dietary needs (including vegetarian and halal)