“A school will only be as great as its foundation is strong.”

Welcome to John Henry Primary School. I am delighted that so many of you have selected John Henry Primary School as your school of choice  and I look forward to welcoming you all into our school community. Our school has approximately 650 students through Foundation to Year Six. We also have an Early Childhood Learning Centre, Before and After School Care Program as well as a School Holiday Program all managed and operated by the YMCA.

Our JHPS staff have all been recruited for their varying skill sets, with a commitment to student centred learning being the number one driving force behind each of their appointments.  The staff are very enthusiastic and dedicated to meeting the individual needs of all of our students and families. Our school is a place where we strive for the highest quality teaching and learning experiences for our students.

We expect our community to:

BE RESPONSIBLE          BE RESPECTFUL         BE LEARNERS         BE SAFE

At John Henry Primary School, the students, parents and staff are all part of a unified community working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of all children while providing them with a challenging and rewarding educational experience. As parents, you play an integral role as a part of this community in the education of your child. Your involvement in your child’s education will help your child achieve more success and have a positive outlook on school.

We recognise that the years spent in school are essential in building a foundation for happiness and success in life.  Our caring and highly qualified professional staff provide our students with a safe and stimulating environment in which learning is the focus.  Our aim is to provide students with a stage upon which they may excel in activities that involve leadership and global understanding. We promote a culture that fosters a positive self esteem and a sense of belonging by celebrating the achievement and success of each student.

I encourage you to get to know your child’s teacher and stay updated on classroom and school events. We have an active Facebook page (John Henry Primary School Official Page) and your child’s teacher will provide you with an email address where you can communicate directly with them when needed. We will also be actively using COMPASS as our primary communication platform.

I am truly excited about sharing our school year with the students, parents, staff and community members. I would love the opportunity to meet you all, so please feel free to approach me and introduce yourself. Building a positive and strong home-school partnership is important to all staff at JHPS and vital to a child’s successful educational journey.  Thank you for entrusting us to nurture, encourage, challenge, and enjoy your precious ones as we embark on this exciting journey!

 

Tanya Roberts

John Henry Primary School Principal