ELC & Primary School

Mandurah Baptist College students begin their College journey in the Early Childhood Education Program from Kindergarten to Year 2. 

Each child’s development and long-term success is optimised through a teaching and learning program that is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the Australian Curriculum and Christian values. The individual interests and needs of each child are considered, so that each may grow and learn at their own rate. 

Early Learning Centre

Mandurah Baptist College’s new Early Learning Centre provides new and improved learning spaces and facilities. Including nine purpose-built classrooms and a custom designed nature playground for all Kindergarten to Year 2 students. The natural play spaces incorporate outdoor learning and provide students with the opportunity to problem solve, express thoughts and ideas, wonder and inquire, master new skills, imagine and create, reflect on learning and interact with their environment in playful, and active ways. As a result we’re very proud of our Early Learning Centre, especially of the fact that it can help us to provide a safe and fun environment for your child.  

Mandurah Baptist College students begin their College journey in our Early Childhood Education Programs. Most importantly, from Kindergarten to Year 2 they’re in a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment. 

The College’s Early Childhood Education Statement of Philosophy outlines the principles of our early years’ education program. Secondly it fosters a love of learning with a focus on building strong foundations in Literacy and Numeracy.  Moreover, within an age-appropriate context, students are encouraged to play, discover and appreciate the wider world. 

Each child’s development and long-term success is optimised through a playful curriculum.  Subsequently it is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education, the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline and Christian values. The individual interests and needs of each child are considered, so that each may grow and learn at their own rate. 

To view the Early Childhood Education Statement of Philosophy, click below.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at Mandurah Baptist College is woven into all aspects of our students’ day-to-day experiences. 

Our Pastoral Care program is based around 5 key pillars. Christ, College, Community, Character and Classroom. Our Christian faith and values inform our belief in the potential of all students and fuel our caring College community, which we are renowned for. 

Our Pastoral Care program and consistently enforced high standards of student behaviour, collectively provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can thrive. 

Our Pastoral Care program and consistently enforced high standards of student behaviour, collectively provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can thrive.

At the heart of the College’s Pastoral Care program are the core values of Excellence, Integrity, Relationships, Growth and Faith, which combine to create a framework for our students to discover and develop their individual skills, strengths and talents to achieve their personal best and beyond. 

Features of Pastoral Care at Mandurah Baptist College include: 

  • Individual student attention. Teachers are aware of students’ individual learning needs, helping to optimise their development. 
  • All students and staff have the right to feel comfortable and safe at school. 
  • Clear and comprehensive behaviour management. 
  • Caring and supportive teachers and other staff members who make the well-being of students a priority. 
  • A focus on building and maintaining positive relationships amongst all College community members, including the Friendships 101 program. 
  • Buddy class relationships (Kindergarten to Year 6). 
  • The “You Can Do It” well-being and resilience program. 
  • The ‘Keeping Safe,’ Protective Behaviours Program that flows through the Health, Christian Education, and Pastoral Care curriculum 
  • Upholding the College values in our daily interactions and relationships. 
  • Primary School Chaplains, Councillors and College Psychologists who are available to support students in all areas of their lives and school experiences, be they concerns or celebrations. 
  • Pastoral Care is embedded in our culture and College community. Below are some examples of Pastoral Care in action: 

College

Friendship 101 building positive relationships and anti-bullying program, peer mentoring programs, school wide lunchtime activities and College Psychologists and Chaplains. 

Christ

Links with local churches, regular guest speakers, a thriving Christian Education program, staff prayer and Primary School worship assemblies. 

Community

Community fundraising programs, tree planting activities, a community sustainable garden and community members that regularly help out in school activities and give input into College life. 

Character

Social skills education programs and clear leadership pathways for students in both the Primary and Secondary schools. 

Classroom

Engaging programs and learning, incursions and excursions, a staff focus on positive and professional relationships with students and a safe and friendly environment to learn in. 

Protective Behaviours Curriculum 

Mandurah Baptist College Primary School is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of a comprehensive Child Protection Program designed to keep children safe. This includes a child safe culture, the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum, clear expectations in our Codes of Conduct and thorough and systematic education about protective behaviours and personal safety. 

Protective Behaviours overview can be found here 

Early Years Protective Behaviours Curriculum can be found here. 

Years 3 to 5 Protective Behaviours Curriculum can be found here. 

Year 6  Protective Behaviours Curriculum can be found here. 

For a selection of relevant support agencies in the community, please click here. 

The Primary and Secondary School Chaplains and our College Psychologists are available to support students in all areas of their lives and school experiences.