Our School

Principal's Message

Every child matters every day

May I extend to you and your child a very warm welcome to Sorrento Primary, an Independent Public School. I feel privileged and honoured to be the newly appointed principal. Sorrento Primary School is a strong and vibrant school community that pursues excellence in teaching and learning whilst nurturing the social and emotional needs of students to support them to become confident and resilient individuals.

Our motto “Be True” encompasses:

  • Pursuing excellence
  • Having mutual respect for one another
  • Supporting each other with care and consideration
  • Valuing open and honest communication
  • Being innovative and inspiring

We pride ourselves in providing a school with a warm, safe and happy environment where students feel welcome and are cared for. Our aim is to provide opportunities that extend and challenge every student to exceed their potential and achieve personal, social and academic success.

Sorrento Primary School has a dedicated staff who strive for high standards in teaching and learning by continually improving their own professional knowledge and expertise to ensure students are provided with a high quality education. Our passion for excellence is a driving force each and every day. We focus on providing a school that is collaborative, inclusive and maintaining whole school approaches to engage and improve student learning.

Great schools are a shared responsibility and we are fortunate at Sorrento Primary School to have a dynamic and vibrant school where there is strong community, parent and family involvement. I encourage parents and care givers to be involved in the life of the school. We have a highly motivated and active P&C Association whose contributions benefit our students. Becoming active in the school’s P&C committee is an excellent way to increase involvement and to work as a team to support and encourage children’s learning and development. Furthermore, our involvement in the Duncraig Network extends our partnership in the community, providing for seamless and smoother transitions for our students.

Working in partnership with you for your child’s education is paramount to achieving the success we pursue.

I invite prospective parents and students to visit our school and look forward to working closely with you.

Anne Alford

About Sorrento Primary School

Sorrento Primary School provides your child with the best opportunities to enable them to reach their potential. Our school is located in a coastal suburb 20 kilometres from Perth. In addition to students from residences within our local catchment area, the school attracts students from surrounding suburbs.

An Independent Public School

Sorrento Primary School has a new modern administration block, library, music room, art room, two blocks of six classrooms, one block of three classrooms and a dedicated Early Childhood block. All buildings are air-conditioned with computers, wired and wireless internet connection and interactive whiteboards. The school is furthering its investment in technology and life-long learning through the implementation of its iPad programs.

In the school grounds we have two basketball courts, an oval and dedicated Kindergarten and PrePrimary play area, and two dedicated nature play areas. The school grounds are well maintained.

Sorrento Primary School has a strong relationship with the community and a high level of cooperation is evident. Its ethos is characterised by its pastoral care, accepted dress code, a cooperative and responsible student body and by committed staff and parents.

Key Features
  • Safe and supportive environment for students;
  • School community that works together;
  • Cooperative and responsible student body;
  • Committed and experienced staff;
  • Supportive parent body;
  • Well resourced school, with air conditioned buildings and well maintained grounds; and
  • High level of access to computers, iPads and digital technologies.

At Sorrento Primary School we endeavour to provide a variety of additional experiences to complement an effective educational program. We seek to cater for a variety of student needs and give all students opportunities to grow.

An attractive and well maintained environment for all.

Facilities at Sorrento Primary include:

  • a library resource centre
  • two blocks of 6 classrooms
  • one block of 3 classrooms
  • a dedicated music room
  • a dedicated art room
  • a dedicated Early Learning Centre for our PrePrimary and Kindergarten students
  • an undercover assembly area
  • a canteen
  • a modern new administration block

Our school has  a wireless network throughout the school to provide ‘anywhere, anytime’ access to the Internet and school resources via our computers and iPads.

The school grounds offer:

  • 2 basketball courts
  • a netball court
  • a dedicated Kindergarten and PrePrimary play area
  • a fitness track and an oval
  • two dedicated nature play areas
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School Song

This is our school, where we work and play.
This is our school, we try our best each day.
Sorrento, a place by the sea,
Sorrento belongs to me.

Be happy in all that you do,
Be friendly, be kind, be true.
True to self, true to school,
True to life’s Golden Rule,
Helping others the whole day through.

This is our school, where we work and play.
This is our school, we try our best each day.
Sorrento a place by the sea.
Sorrento belongs to me.

Recorded by Mrs Carter, Mrs Clark and the 2014 School Choir

School Creed

As I start this day,
Help me to live the friendly way.
Let me be kind.
Let me be true.
Trying my best in all that I do.

School Board

The School Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school.

Our School Board

Mr Jarvas Croome

 School Board Chair

Mrs Anne Alford


Mrs Christine Byrne

School Representative

Mrs Carrie Dunbar

Community Representative

Mr Peter Kershaw

Community Representative

Mr Greg Mortimer

P&C Representative

Dr Katrina Strampel

Community Representative

Mrs Amanda Murphy

School Representative

Vision and Values

School Planning

As an Independent Public School, Sorrento Primary School plans on a three-year cycle via a Business Plan.

Independent reviews are undertaken to provide assurance to the school and its community, the Director General of Education, and the Minister for Education on the extent to which the school has met its commitments. Our Annual Reports provide more regular feedback about targets and initiatives within the school.

School Handbooks and Policies

Two-way communication is a critical factor in the partnership between parents and the school. Where a partnership exists, it is easier for parents to feel confident about the teaching and learning taking place in the classroom and to solve problems.

Teachers are responsible for the more formal aspects of children’s learning, and successful teaching builds on the home experiences of the child. This is most effective where there is an active partnership with parents.

The policies below will assist families to understand school procedures and enhance communication between home and school.