Kerry Street Community School is nestled on the corner of Forrest Road and Kerry Street in Hamilton Hill. It was started in 1981 by a small group of parents who sought more active involvement in the education of their children. The school is proud to continue to offer students a unique educational experience 38 years later.
Kerry Street’s welcoming environment is perfect for families who want to be a part of their child’s school experience. Whether it's helping in the classroom, the garden, cooking school lunches or just enjoying daily experiences with their children throughout the day, the presence of parents contributes to a safe, friendly and vibrant atmosphere in which children feel cared for and comfortable.
The teaching staff at Kerry Street work effectively and enthusiastically to ensure children receive high quality education within this community-spirited environment. Teachers work together to provide a balance of whole school programming infused with their personal styles and ideas.
The Australian Curriculum and Western Australian Curriculum Framework are followed and delivered in a way that caters for each child’s particular learning needs.
Our teachers respond creatively and authentically to the needs and talents of individual students. Our multi-age groupings allow for all students to work at their own level, without comparison.
At Kerry Street, we foster a hands-on approach to education, favouring exploration, interaction and projects that are relevant to real life, which is an approach that aims to keep students engaged and passionate throughout their learning journeys. An ever-developing variety of opportunities and resources are provided, through which children can discover their own interests and strengths. We believe that finding a way for children to feel inspired about learning so they can fulfil their individual potential is vital, and is a key part of the Kerry Street Community School educational philosophy.
Being an accepted part of a small, caring community is often enough to give our students the confidence they need to truly enjoy their school experience. Whilst important boundaries are recognised and respected within the community, we above all encourage an atmosphere of openness, freedom and choice. Interactions between students, parents and teachers form the basis of how the school functions and emphasis is placed on constructive communication, and shared concern and mutual respect for all.
“Kerry Street understands that a love of learning is the foundation for academic success.”
- Dr. Kevin Runions, Telethon Kids Institute
More information about our school is available in our recently published book,
Acknowledgement of Country
Kerry Street Community School gratefully acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyungar people as the Traditional Owners of the Land on which our school is built, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community to the education of all children and people in Australia.