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 34 years later. Kerry Street’s welcoming environment is perfect for families who want to be a part of their child’s school experience. Whether 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 where their children feel comfortable and cared for.
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.
Because of our small class sizes our teachers can respond to the needs and talents of individual students; multi-age groupings allow for all students to work at their own level without comparison.
A hands-on approach to education is fostered at Kerry Street, favouring exploration, interaction and authentic projects which are relevant to real life. Our approach keeps students engaged and passionate throughout their learning experience. An ever-developing variety of opportunities and resources are provided, through which children can discover their own interests and strengths: arts, music, sports, group activities, independent study, gardening, playing games. We believe that finding a way for children to feel inspired about learning so they can fulfil their individual potential is vital. This is a key part of the Kerry Street 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 Kerry Street 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, 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