About Us

Karratha Primary School is proud of its tradition of meeting the educational needs of Karratha students for over four decades, through a strong focus on maintaining standards of academic and athletic excellence.

Karratha Primary School is a public school that provides educational services for children from Kindergarten through to Year 6.

The school has an enrolment of approximately 315 students from Kindy to Year 6. It operates two Kindergarten classes, two Pre-Primary classes and 10 classes from Year 1 to Year 6.

Karratha Primary School was the first primary school in Karratha. Building of the school commenced in 1970 and opened in 1971 as Karratha Junior High School. The school was originally built by Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Education Department to provide the newly established town with education facilities for the increasing number of families moving into the area.

In 2009 - 2010, a new school was constructed on land adjoining the existing school. The 2011 school year commenced in the new buildings that feature state of the art design, classrooms, technologies, gardens and associated art work. There are 23 teaching areas in the new school - 3 early childhood rooms, 13 classrooms, 4 educational support classrooms, specialist art and music rooms and a library resource centre.

Karratha Primary School is committed to the core values of Learning, Excellence, Equity and Care. The school offers a comprehensive range of learning activities. It is well resourced and has specialist teacher in Physical and Health Education, and The Arts.

The fundamental purpose of Karratha Primary School is to provide appropriate learning program that will enable students to build knowledge, understanding and values.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities that contribute to the achievement of a harmonious environment that caters for the needs of all children in our care. Karratha Primary School in an Inclusive School with specialist facilities to cater for students with Special Needs.  

The School Council, P & C and Aboriginal Education Committees are very active in the school and play an integral part in the development of plans.

A school team of approximately 50 is administrated by a Principal and two Deputy Principals. Student Services include a School Nurse, School Psychologist, Dental Therapy Unit and a School Canteen.