Sustainability News

Mrs Nicholson proudly accepted an Award at Western Australian Coastal Conference held in Esperance. Bay OK Day was recognised and awarded for a research and/or educational initiative that has contributed to improvement in understanding and knowledge of WA’s coastal/marine environment. A thank you to Dunsborough Primary School for their contribution…
Dunsborough Primary School have taken our Seed for School Program and added it into their own wonderful Garden Guru & Sustainability Program. Helena Nicholson - Sustainability Leader and School Media Officer said that the children are enjoying learning where their food comes from as well as sustainability practices.Thank you for…
March 27, 2013 Written by

Ride to School Day

On Friday 22nd March we celebrated National Ride to School Day.  164 Students rode to school and 128 more chose to actively transport to school via scooting, skating or walking. When we all arrived at school, we were treated to a delicious healthy snack from our P & C. Air…
This beautifully sculptured Woven Rope Basket and Floor Rug entitled "Ropeable" featured at the Dunsborough Arts Festival "Sculptures by The Bay" Exhibition.  The Artists, parents of DPS students, Corrynne, Tracy, Helena and Mirabei received a $250 Happs Winery Have a Go Award.   The pieces were inspired by Marine Debris…
February 28, 2013 Written by

Water Conservation

We are an accredited WaterWise school and we recycle some water for toilets. All classes have Water conservation lessons especially during Water Week.
February 28, 2013 Written by


In 2011 we launched our recycling Roster.   The school offers a collection service for the community of 9 items which we then recycle. These include, batteries, glasses, plastic bags, mobile phones and printer cartridges.
February 28, 2013 Written by


Our Waste Wise Grant in 2012 meant that we could have a chook pen built and buy some chooks.  The six chooks get scraps from the canteen, classrooms and school lunches.  They lay six eggs altogether and these are used in our healthy canteen. We use shredded paper from the…
February 28, 2013 Written by


Composting is another important part of our Waste Management plan.  We have two old bins and four new bays built by our P&C in 2012 which are working very well.  We compost our garden waste, shredded paper, coffee grinds and horse poo. We make sure it stays moist and cover…
February 22, 2013 Written by

Giant Zucchini

The School Veggie garden has been flourishing over the School Holidays! Glenda, our Garden Guru, and the 2012 Garden Guru students, planted many Summer veggies and when we returned to school we found this GIANT zucchini! The garden beds are blooming with giant sunflowers which the Year 2 students are…


DPS Solar Panel Project - Video

We are excited to be able to show you the completion of our  School's Solar Panel Project in the short video below. Prou... Read more


Kindy 2020 Enrolments now open

Kindy 2020 Enrolments are now open.  If you childs date of birth falls between and including the 1st July 2015 to 30 Ju... Read more


Maggie Dent-From the Sandpit to Adulthoo…

Our Lady of The Cape Primary School Dunsborough is hosting Maggie Dent on Tuesday 12th February 2019  7.30pm Tickets $... Read more

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Dunsborough Primary School

Dunsborough Primary School is an Independent Public School located in one of Western Australia’s premier holiday locations, 240 km south of Perth. Dunsborough Primary School has an experienced staff who are committed to achieving the school’s vision and providing a high standard of education for all students.

Primary Class Times

Kindy 8.40 am – 2:55 pm
Primary & Pre Primary
School Commences 8.55 am
Morning Session 8:55  – 11:05 am
RECESS 11.05 – 11:25 am (20 mins)
Mid Session 11:25 am – 12:55 pm
LUNCH 12.55 - 1.40 pm (45 mins)
PP Afternoon 1:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Primary Afternoon 1:40 pm – 3:10 pm