About Our School


Bunbury Primary School (BPS) is an independent K-6 public school with approximately 450 students. BPS is a school of choice with a rich history of high performance and care, dedicated to maintaining positive and inclusive learning environments. BPS is a Department of Education (DoE) WA DigiTech School (Supporting the Quality Teaching Strategy) leading change in teaching and learning using digital technologies. The school supports the DoE ICT Vision and Learning in Public Schools 2020-2024.

The school is located approximately two hours south of Perth. Is situated in the heart of Bunbury, close to the city centre, in a local area known as the 'Tree Street Area.' Bunbury Primary School opened in 1895, (currently known as the Paisley Centre), named after the first headmaster, Mr. Thomas W. Paisley. The school moved to its present site in Lovegrove Avenue on 12th February 1962.

Bunbury Primary School’s motto is 'Strive to Achieve'. The school’s vision ‘is to work together to enhance our school community, ensuring that every student achieves their potential’. Our core values are Responsibility, Care, Respect, and Achievement. These are integrated into all aspects of our social, emotional, physical, and academic programs. They are reflected in our approach to pastoral care, student well-being and student leadership roles and responsibilities, across the school. Bunbury Primary has a strong sense of community, and the school strives for excellence in teaching and learning. The school has dedicated staff, community volunteers, and parents/carers.

The Bunbury Primary School’s behaviour expectations are: Be Responsible, Be Caring, Be Respectful and Be Your Best. These expectations reflect our school’s approach to providing students with a positive approach to learning and are supported by evidence-based programs: Kagan Cooperative Learning, Zones of Regulation, The Friendly Schools Plus Bully Prevention, Bounce Back program and the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to behaviour management. Professor John Hattie’s Visible Learning strongly underpins Teaching and Learning. Visible Learning is supported by the following Learner Dispositions: self-motivation, risk taking, cooperation, perseverance, thoughtfulness, resilience, and creativity all work to maximise student achievement.

Bunbury Primary School's excellence in student education has been acknowledged in several awards: Australian School of the Year 2022, Government School of the Year (Primary) 2022, and the Australian Excellence Award in Best Use of Technology 2022. Bunbury Primary was also a finalist in the WA Education Awards and the Primary English Teaching Association of Australia (PETAA) Award for Excellence in Primary Teaching 2022. The Director of Education Making a Difference Award 2022 and 2023.

Our school has a rich history of high performance and high achievement in academics, visual arts, performing arts, sporting events, environmental and social sustainability. The school has specialist teachers in Languages (Italian), Visual Art, Science, Music and Physical Education. The school provides additional support programs in speech and language and for students who come from and English as an additional dialect (EAL/D) background.

The school facilities include a Library Resource Centre, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Centres, purpose Visual Arts, Science, and Music Rooms. The grounds include two nature play areas, a fitness circuit, play equipment and school garden. The school also has an outdoor school community eLibrary that can be accessed globally by a scanning QR codes which links to an eBook. These are located in different areas in the school and many eBooks acknowledge our First Nations People.