Kelmscott PS is located in the eastern suburbs of Perth, approximately 16 kilometres from the city. The school is close to Albany Highway but maintains a quiet semi rural feel due to its proximity to the Darling Scarp and the Canning River.
The school has an enrolment of approximately 385 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The enrolment has increased over recent years with a significant number of new families coming to the area. The school is recognised as a 'school of choice' and receives a large number of applications for enrolment from families who reside outside our notional catchment area.
Kelmscott PS has a long history, being one of the first schools to be established in the 'suburbs' of Perth. In its early days it provided education to children in a wide area as it was the only school in the region. It has been, and remains, an important and integral part of the Kelmscott community and many of our parents and grandparents attended school here. This history is recognised and respected while all other modern issues impacting on the education of all children are also thoroughly considered in the planning and implementation of teaching and learning programs.
The original school is now long gone and the earliest of the current buildings were erected in the 1960s. Other facilities have been added over the intervening years with the most recent being completed in 2011 as part of the Building the Education Revolution program. The school now enjoys access to a fully enclosed Covered Assembly Area (The Hall); purpose built art, music and science rooms; an area to be developed to support media; and a modern canteen area.