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The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Teaching and learning programs integrate all three strands and focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The teaching and learning of English at Bambara Primary School is supported by whole school programs in Spelling, Reading and Writing.

Sound Waves is the program that forms the basis of the spelling program at Bambara Primary School. It is based on the phonemic approach and is recognised as one of the most effective ways to teach spelling.

Shared and Guided Reading are evidence based programs that develop reading skills and comprehension. These whole school programs build student comprehension skills to access texts successfully. We have a balanced reading program using strategies such as Modelled, Guided and Independent Reading. These approaches allow teachers to meet the needs of all students – regardless of their reading level.

Love of Learning.

Learning how to learn.

Building positive relations with our community.

Our School

Bambara Primary School recognises and respects the traditional custodians of our school land.

'Bambara', an Aboriginal word meaning 'forest country', represents our commitment to a unification of community spirit, culture and respect for all.

Our values of community, excellence and harmony are represented by our school logo - a tree by the water.


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Bambara Primary School
30 Gosse Road,
Padbury, WA 6025


+61 8 6206 2150

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