Edgewater Primary School is a K-6 Independent Public School situated just south of the Joondalup CBD approximately 23 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It is within the local government area of the City of Joondalup and is close to the fast rail services to Perth and just off the Mitchell Freeway at Ocean Reef Road.
Edgewater was approved as a suburb name in 1974 and is named after its location on the western edge of Lake Joondalup which is surrounded by Yellagonga Regional Park. Edgewater is a residential suburb, with shopping facilities, including a small supermarket, restaurant, newsagency, chemist, liquor store and barbecue facilities by the lake. Education facilities consist of our school and Mater Dei College, which is a private high school. There are also four childcare and after school facilities close by.
Built in 1983, Edgewater Primary School consists of three clusters of six classrooms, a modern fully-resourced automated library and information centre, a canteen, a covered assembly area, an Early Childhood Centre, purpose built music and art classrooms and an administration block. Surrounded by fully maintained lush treed grounds, and with a current student population of 450, all classrooms are fully airconditioned.
The school curriculum is based on the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline produced by the School Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCASA), formerly the Curriculum Council, which encompasses the Australian curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science and History. Staff are currently exploring syllabus materials in Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Education and Health, Technologies and The Arts. These have remained broadly consistent with the Australian curriculum but have been contextualised to make them more suitable for Western Australian students and teachers.
The school has the services of fully-trained Visual Arts, Music, Phys Ed and Mandarin teachers who enhance and enrich the offerings for students. Selected students in years 1, 2 & 3 and years 5 & 6 are invited to attend EYE (Early Years Extension programme) or PEAC (Primary Enrichment and Challenge) classes run off-site by specially trained Department of Education teachers. The School of Instrumental Music (SIM) also conduct Classical Guitar and Clarinet classes for selected students in Years 5 & 6.