About Armadale Primary School

Armadale Primary School is a Public Independent School located in the picturesque foothills of Armadale, 28km south east of Perth, Western Australia, and caters for children in Kindergarten to Year 7. The original school was established close by in 1899 then moved to its current site in 1987.


The bell             

The school logo is a bell which originates from a "C" Class locomotive. It first summoned Armadale children to school in 1906. An ex-student found it under one of the old classrooms in 1978.

The bell was restored and eventually transferred to its current site in the new school in October 1987. The bell rings on special occasions and sits proudly in the centre of the school grounds.                                                            

Original building

Built in 1900, this original school building was relocated brick by brick to the Minnawarra Historic precinct in 1987. It is now used for community events.   


Aboriginal Heritage

The present school site has a close link with the Bibbulmun Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the land, being located in an area known as "Kulparti/Kulbardi" or "area of the magpie". The bubbling Neerigen Brook adds to the tranquility of the school.

Armadale Primary School is respected for its inspiring Science Program, innovative Indonesian Language Program and the Hopperoos, a dynamic skipping team who regularly perform in the metro area. The school also has strong music and dance programs which provide opportunities for students to perform at local and state events including Wakakirri Story Dance Festival (which the APS won in 2011) and the ACHPER Dance Festival. APS are also a Water Wise, Waste Wise and Asthma friendly school and every year a strong student based Green Team helps to keep the recycling program running smoothly.

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