Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Burrendah Primary School



As the Principal of Burrendah Primary School, with its well-respected history of providing exceptional educational outcomes, I warmly welcome you to our website. Burrendah Primary School opened on the 1st June, 1976. Burrendah school community has enjoyed a close working relationship between staff and parents/guardians for over four decades. We are very proud to be a high performing school within the local community of Willetton. Burrendah PS was selected as a finalist for the WA Education Awards Primary School of the Year 2021.

We are a culturally diverse school community, with representation from over 45 countries and students speaking a variety of different languages making up 72% of our student population.

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We set high expectations of our students and work diligently to safeguard positive emotions across our school community.  Support is provided to an individual child’s well-being by providing a school environment that encourages each child to explore their potential as they work towards achieving their personal best. We gently urge our students out of their comfort zone to attempt new challenges. We encourage our students to develop and uphold respectful relationships with their peers, teachers and the broader community.

“Grow the Burrendah Way” underpins our Positive Behaviour Support Program reflecting our supportive learning environment, our strong work ethic and our desire to see our students achieve to the best of their ability. This is further supported by our Behaviour Expectations of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reach. With a very professional and capable staff together with supportive parents/guardians we are well placed in our shared purpose.

I look forward to working with the school community to ensure our excellent results continue as together we embed our 2022-2024 School Business Plan’s three pillars of Engage, Endeavour and Excel.


Engagement occurs when students are intrinsically motivated to be actively involved in meaningful learning.

They connect, collaborate, and contribute to the world around them with a desire to make a difference.

When staff and families are engaged, students engage.


To endeavour is to strive to do better and be better.

It means showing resilience and ‘having a go’.

When students are challenged in a safe and inclusive environment, they are more likely to be curious, take risks and persevere.


Excellence is about improving and attaining one’s personal best.

This happens when students reflect, think critically, and apply Deep Learning to solve real life problems.

Excelling as an individual includes seeking to make a difference to others and the world around them.

In conclusion, the class teacher is the first point of contact but I wish to assure you that my door is always open and I am happy to speak with you. I value your feedback, involvement and interest in our school.

Janine Kinninment