Creating a culture of academic excellence

Dalmain Primary School is a dynamic learning community which has been  promoting academic excellence for 30 years. The school, located in the northern suburb of Kingsley, opened in 1990 and currently has a student population of around 275.

A dedicated and professional education team teaches a diverse range of programs and fosters a supportive relationship with students.

Dalmain Primary School provides a welcoming, inclusive environment where there is an expectation that everyone will:

    • Work towards achieving their potential
    • Show respect for themselves and others
    • Have social, civic and environmental responsibility
    • Take pride in their school

Innovation and engagement

Dalmain’s teachers and support staff have high expectations of student achievement and work
together to ensure classrooms reflect the standards expected by our school and the broader community.

Teachers at Dalmain use a variety of innovative learning strategies and provide an engaging work environment for all students.

Making a difference

Dalmain Primary School students are considerate and respectful, caring for themselves, others and the environment. They pursue knowledge diligently and aspire to achieve academic excellence. Our students learn to understand the world around them, their roles and responsibilities in helping shape the future and ways in which they can make a difference.

A close working relationship exists between the students, staff and school community. Our School Board and the Parents and Citizens Association provide excellent support, assist with direction and perform active and significant roles within our school.

Our Values

Dalmain Primary School’s motto ‘Care, Strive, Achieve’ encapsulates the four core values outlined in the Department of Education's strategic direction for public schools 2020-2024.

The four core values guide everything we do. In stating these values, we acknowledge that words alone are not sufficient; it is actions, based on these values that are important.


We have a positive approach to learning and encourage it in others; we advance student learning based on our belief that all students have the capacity to learn.


We have high expectations of our students and ourselves. We set standards of excellence and strive to achieve them. The standards and expectations challenge all of use to give our best


We recognise the differing circumstances and needs of our students and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for all. We strive to create workplaces and learning environments that are free of discrimination, abuse or exploitation.


We treat all individuals with care. Our relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility. We recognise the value of working in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community in providing a quality education for our students.