Life for students at Pioneer Village School is a combination of exploration, positive interactions, independence, and enjoyment! At PVS we pride ourselves on implementing best-practice educational strategies, strong community values, and a high standard of attention for each student. We know it is critically important to provide children with a robust, individualised approach to learning so they have the skills required to succeed in the future. Our teaching staff recognise that children’s abilities and learning styles vary, and therefore differentiate learning programs to provide engaging activities that consolidate, encourage and enrich each child’s educational journey. Our learning programs incorporate elements that foster inclusivity, and each child will progress towards achievement in different yet equally meaningful ways.
The Early Years programs at Pioneer Village School provide exciting opportunities for children to begin their educational journey in a unique and vibrant setting.
Our learning programs focus on the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework, providing an exemplary foundation on which to build student’s knowledge and understanding. We place a strong focus on the social and emotional development of students and recognise that it is essential to build a child’s understanding of self and their environment, and their ability to find their place in the world around them.
Through intentional play-based learning experiences, younger children are exposed to early literacy and numeracy concepts, which provide a scaffold to prepare them for more structured learning as they move through the school. All children are encouraged to build positive relationships with their peers and staff members in a safe, nurturing environment.
Pioneer Village School classes are innovative, energising, and exciting. We are privileged to work in partnership with families to inspire and motivate students to advance their education.
The primary education team are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which to learn. They deliver rich, robust, varied programs, and provide an engaging curriculum using a balance of traditional and modern teaching approaches, supported by the use of technology.
Our values identify the need for inclusion, trust, mutual respect, and diversity, and promote the strengthening of relationships between school and home. Our aim is for our students to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging, thus encouraging them to connect with their communities and contribute positively to society and the world in which they live.
As students move through the school they are exposed to a more structured learning environment which not only consolidates the skills learnt in their earlier years, but prepares them for high school by encouraging students to become self-disciplined and to take ownership of their own learning.
Progress is carefully monitored using a variety of assessment techniques and parents are informed regularly of their child’s progress. Information and communication technologies are facilitated by the provision of Notebooks and iPads in classrooms, which strengthens the delivery of the Western Australian Curriculum.
In addition to the core curriculum, Pioneer Village School provides specialist learning programs in the areas of The Arts, Language, and Sport. We also support students in their learning through targeted education support, and gifted and talented programs.
Through our sports program, students are provided with positive, challenging lessons that promote health, wellness and physical activity. Students are exposed to a variety of different sports, games and equipment, and lessons are structured in a way that students feel safe to take a chance. Sport lessons are more than skill acquisition, they are also about building positive relationships through participation, and developing interpersonal and intrapersonal skills that students can use in a variety of settings.
The Arts is an important part of our curriculum and encompasses dance, drama, visual arts and music. Specialist music lessons provide opportunities for students to develop creative passions as well as develop communication, language and leadership skills. Participation in performing arts enables students to build self-esteem and confidence by allowing opportunities to perform on stage and in front of each other. Visual arts is taught in the classroom and students explore a range of techniques to create artwork.
Learning a language enables our students to both explore a new culture, and to become more aware of one’s place as a world citizen. Dealing with another culture enables students to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture, and also promotes respect of cultural differences. Foreign language study can open a world of future job opportunities and cross-cultural friendships.
Pioneer Village School has developed a range of extra-curricular activities designed to meet the interests of students. They are presented with a variety of opportunities to explore new pastimes, or learn new skills. We offer a variety of after school opportunities, and encourage students to continue expanding and consolidating their skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
Students at all year levels are offered opportunities to learn about and demonstrate leadership. In the early years, students are encouraged to become independent and to take responsibility for themselves and others. Leadership roles are varied and may include the likes of being classroom ‘helpers’, messengers, and line leaders.
Older students are given the chance to explore more comprehensive school leadership roles during their final years at Pioneer Village School. Students may nominate themselves for leadership positions such as School Captain, House Captain or Student Councillor. These roles encourage students to develop valuable life skills including public speaking, organisation of school events and functions, or organisation of fundraising and charity events. Upper Primary students in leadership positions are also positioned as mentors and role models for younger students.
Enter the car park into Pioneer Village on the right handside of Albany Highway, if heading into the Darling Ranges.
Address: 7 Albany Highway, Armadale 6112
PO Box: 409, Armadale, 6992
Tel: 08 9399 6999
Fax: 08 9399 6501