Our School

schoolChapman Valley Primary is a Level 3 school located in Nabawa, 453km North-East of Perth or 40km North-East of Geraldton, belonging to the Mid-West Education region. Surrounded by fields of wheat, sheep, lupins and canola, our school hosts 20 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 6. We have two classes, one for our K-2 students, and one for our Years 3-6 students. Families attending Chapman Valley Primary School come from the farming and broader community of the surrounding district with a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds. Two school buses provide transport for out of town students.

Our school is very well resourced. All students have access to both a laptop and an iPad each. Playgrounds provide a wonderful place for students to enjoy themselves, with a large focus on ‘nature play’ within our gorgeous nature playground, where students can build cubbies, climb, jump, create, play and explore.

Index of Community Socio Economic Advantage (ICSEA)

The average ICSEA across Australia is 1000. Chapman Valley Primary School has an ICSEA of 952.

Strategic areas of Focus:

Our Strategic Areas of Focus cover four priority areas to align with Western Australian Department of Education’s ‘High Performance-High Care’ Strategic Plan 2016-2019, and ‘Focus 2016: Directions for Schools’.

  • Success for All Students;
  • High Quality Teaching and Leadership;
  • A Positive Learning Environment; and
  • Strong Partnerships

Targets set within these areas will be monitored against performance indicators and met through implementing a range of strategies. Details about our long-range targets that address areas for improvement can be found in our strategic plan and is available for parents to view on our website.

 School Self-Assessment:

Our school data needs to be read with caution due to our limited student numbers, however it is evident that between 2013-2015 that:

  • 100% of students in Years 3 and 5 were either at or above the national minimum standard for both Literacy and Numeracy with significant increases in achievement and performance over time
  • Our students achieve considerably higher than ‘like’ schools in all areas of NAPLAN, and continue an upward trend.
  • Attitude, Behaviour and Effort reporting reflects a majority of students are working at a ‘Consistent’ level. ‘Seldom’ levels are not present at all.
  • Numeracy scores, although still high, are not at similar levels to Literacy scores, which are a considerable strength for our students
  • Our school attendance rate has ranged between 92-94% over three years.
  • We have enjoyed significant parent involvement and participation within our school P&C and school council, particularly over the past 12 months 

Our overarching value is about Kindness- We are kind to others, kind to the environment and kind to ourselves.


At Chapman Valley Primary School we believe that all students can succeed in all learning areas regardless of gender, race, cultural background and ability. Opportunities are provided for students to achieve success in a safe and encouraging learning environment where their input is valued.

In order to achieve this, the Chapman Valley Primary School staff and school community believe our role is to:

  • Grow happy, capable and successful students that are effective communicators, independent life-long learners and active members of society.
  • Foster a love of learning in all students to develop their skills and strengths across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Ensure each student feels valued in a secure and inclusive environment in which tasks are engaging, motivating, challenging, age appropriate and achievable.
  • Promptly identify students with specific needs and provide developmentally appropriate programs which encourage them to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide a balanced program to meet students’ needs that:
    • Envelops explicit teaching and student-centred learning experiences as outlined in the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model; and utilises well researched, best practice curriculum and instructional strategies.
    • Provide timely and appropriate feedback to students in regard to their learning and achievement.
    • Continue to evolve as a Professional Learning Community by supporting each other through collaboration, professional discussions and peer observations in order that we all continue to be life-long learners and model this to our students.
    • Develop a climate of mutual respect to support common goals, using effective communication within organised procedures, whilst recognising each other’s roles and respecting boundaries.

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