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Welcome From The Principal

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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Paul’s Primary School community. A supportive community where all members work towards the developing the spirituality, wellbeing, and growth of our students. My name is Ryan Powles and I am proud to be the principal of St Paul's.

St Paul’s Primary School, founded on the enduring legacy of the Presentation Sisters’ faith, love, and hope since their arrival in Karratha in the 1970s, proudly continues to embody their spirit today. Our school maintains a strong relationship with St Paul’s Parish. We walk down to the church to celebrate mass and Fr Tai and Fr Dom come to the school for class visits.

Our dedicated staff provide a supportive learning environment for students to develop their gifts and academics. At St Paul’s, our educational approach is geared towards nurturing critical and creative thinking skills, equipping students for the future. We recognise parents as the first educators in the children’s lives and collaborate with families to support each child’s learning journey. Utilising tools like SeeSaw, we share student learning to foster learning conversations at home.

One of St Paul’s strengths is the warm and inclusive community. Our Parent and Friend Committee plays a vital role, organising various events throughout the year to strengthen connections within our school family.

As the Principal, I am deeply passionate about my role and enjoy working with current families, as well as welcoming new families to St Paul’s.

Ryan Powles

Principal