Our Curriculum

John Butler Primary College

At John Butler Primary College we provide a high quality comprehensive curriculum that aligns with the Western Australian Curriculum.

Our Curriculum


The educational philosophy of John Butler Primary College places strong emphasis on the basic skills of literacy and numeracy.  Strong literacy and numeracy skills enable students to gain further knowledge through research and inquiry based learning.  John Butler Primary College believe that students need to become independent learners who are able to meet all new learning experiences with confidence.


The classroom teachers are responsible for planning and implementing challenging academic programs with the emphasis on the individual child and their specific needs.  Teachers plan using the West Australian Curriculum for Pre-primary to Year 6.  Through the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines, incorporating the  Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), we believe that building upon children’s experiences and prior knowledge provides the best foundation for learning in early childhood.


Students at John Butler Primary College  are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, always endeavouring to apply maximum effort to each learning experience.


Numeracy is a focus learning area at John Butler College, and is lucky enough to have a numeracy specialist to assist in all areas of mathematical learning.


John Butler Primary College is committed to achieving the best possible English outcomes whereby students aspire to reach high levels of literacy through the three integrated stands of Language, Literature and Literacy.


Science education empowers students to be questioning, reflective and critical thinkers. It is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human endeavour arising from our desire to make sense of the world.

The Arts

The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential.


In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important to develop knowledge and confidence to critically analyse and creatively respond to design challenges.


At John Butler Primary College French is taught to our Year 3, 4 and 5 Students.

Health & Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education learning area focuses on a holistic concept of health.

Humanities & Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences learning area develops students’ understandings of how and why individuals and groups live together; interact with and within their environment; manage resources; and create institutions and systems.

Realise your full potential at JBPC.