Virtues and Values

School Info

Our School

Applecross Primary is an Independent Primary School located in the riverside suburb of Applecross, approximately 7 kilometres south of Perth. It has approximately 590 students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. 

Our school is a happy and productive place where students, staff and the community work closely together to maintain a vibrant place of learning. We have a strong tradition of high achievement that is actively pursued by all who are involved in the school. 

Present within the area are a number of families whose historical links are generational. Our students enjoy factors of positive influence on their lives that allow them to learn and grow to their potential. 

Connecting with the rich Aboriginal history of the Applecross area, our school has restored the bushland that surrounds the outside and highlights the scar trees that are within the grounds. Working closely with Aboriginal Elders and academics from surrounding universities, the school acknowledges the strong ties to the land and the significant contribution Aboriginal people have made to the area. 

Our Purpose

Is to strive for excellence in all that we do and to embrace strategic and visionary thinking. We innovate and apply exemplary practice, research and planning to best support each child’s learning experience and achievements.

Our Values

At Applecross Primary together we value:


We act with respect, honesty, care, and compassion.


We inspire all children to do their best through discovery, opportunity and challenge.


We welcome and celebrate our variety of backgrounds, abilities, needs and talents.


We nurture our students to become confident, happy, responsible, active citizens capable of making quality decisions now and in the future.

Specialist Programs

We believe specialist programs are an important and vital contribution to our students “whole child” development. Hence, all students will receive tuition in Music, Art and French (Years 3 to 6) and Physical Education from specialist teachers. The school also has instrumental music teachers offering weekly tuition for selected students in Years 3 to 6.  Students from Years 1 to 6 participate in Morning Fitness starting at 8:45am every day (weather permitting).  Enrichment support programs are provided to selected students in priority areas including literacy, numeracy and physical education on a regular basis.

Our School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.