What we offer
Pre-Kindy to Year 3.
Our independent community primary school is a rich and creative environment where children have the time and space to play, learn and thrive.
At Hensman Street Elementary (HSE) we recognise and acknowledge every child is unique and their journey through education should be reflective of this. Children are intrinsically motivated from birth and at HSE we walk alongside each individual child to explore, develop and support a life-long love of learning.
Hensman Street Elementary’s secret is to make the child-led learning engaging, fun and hands on, because when children’s creativity is not stifled they are open to a multitude of learning opportunities. This leads to high intrinsic motivation and instills a love of lifelong learning.
Our school exposes students to authentic learning opportunities that extend beyond the front gate into all corners of our community. From weekly offsite schooling, to the sports clubs and community library, students experience everything the local environment has to offer.
The idea that learning can take place anywhere coupled with a strong sense of community is central to our students’ development.
Building responsible sustainability
The need has never been greater to foster environmentally aware young people who behave sustainably and take personal responsibility for the plants, animals and boodja (land) around them. Our intrinsic love of nature and a focus on individual accountability means we become the change in the world we want to see.
Ngalak kaadatj ali. (we know those who first walked)
Learning it is one thing, living it is another.
At Hensman Street we don’t just educate students about Aboriginal culture and history — we embed it. With lessons in the Noongar language sitting along side visits by Elders and Community Leaders, our coolingahs (young people) connect to boodja and experience those that came before them like no other.
Autistic students, Dyslexic students, Anxious students, Gifted students, 2e students