Geographe Primary School is situated in Busselton 200 kms south of Perth. Busselton is a large rural coastal town and is the gateway to the Margaret River wine region. It is a popular holiday destination with beautiful beaches and coastline bordering an expansive wine-growing hinterland. The school opened in 2002 and in 2015 had 560 students from Kindergarten to year 6.Geographe Primary has long been renowned for its acclaimed School-Wide Pedagogy which includes a focus on: Brain Theory and Thinking Skills, Positive Behaviour Support, Philosophy in Schools and Dynamic Teaching and Learning. There is a strong emphasis on values as the basis for teaching learning and behaviour. Specialist subjects offered are music, visual arts, dance, information and communication technologies, physical education and Science.Its facilities are of a modern high standard with interactive white-boards in every classroom and two new classroom blocks provided through the federal government's BER program in 2010. The school was selected to be an Independent Public School from 2011, a reflection of its innovative culture, strong staff commitment and solid community support.Geographe Primary School's Vision Statement is "Navigating Toward Future Horizons". Our Charter: GPS seeks to equip school community members with the knowledge skills and attitudes to experience success now and in the future. Our shared Values give rise to our identity; they are inherent in creating positive relationships enabling us to work as a team in a safe friendly flexible learning environment. The GPS school-wide pedagogy is the heartbeat of the school providing all with a consistency of teaching learning and assessment.Our Behaviour Expectations: Be a Learner: Be Respectful; Be Safe, Be Caring.The school has set a three-year Business Plan for 2014 - 16, with five priority areas: Literacy (Reading Comprehension), Numeracy (Number and Algebra, mental maths), Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabilities and Gifted and Talented Education.