Our History

Walliston Primary School opened in 1970 after lobbying from the local community with a student population of 86 and three staff. The community was instrumental in the setting up of the school oval and the planning of the grounds. This tradition continues at Walliston Primary School today with a high level of community engagement in many of the school programs.

Walliston Primary School is located in a bushland setting at one of the highest points in the hills, east of the city of Perth. Our school motto “Aim High” refers not only to our geographical location but to the expectations we place upon ourselves as educators and our expectations of our students. A large amount of retained natural bush and native shrubs enhance the spacious school grounds. Walliston Primary School is a pleasant place in which to learn and to work. Our school has built a reputation for care, equity and excellence. Students and staff are proud of the results and the high standards that are consistently achieved.

Our school operates with a focus on the child and their capacity to learn in different ways at different stages of their schooling. Learning is more than an academic pursuit; it is a ‘total picture’, which provides a balance between a student’s intellectual, physical, emotional and relational needs. This is reflected through our play-based Curriculum in the early years through to the use of collaborative activities, technology and explicit instruction as children move through the school.