The History of Spirit of Play Community School

Spirit of Play Community School began as a playgroup at ‘The Wolery’ Community Centre, 1999.

The program was then extended to include Kindergarten, Pre-Primary classes, and a Year 1 Curriculum in 2001.

In 2003, the school moved to the historic Old Post Office Building on Inlet Drive, with a secure, long-term lease with the Shire of Denmark. The Old Post Office Building was moved to it’s current location in 1987 and from 1991 served as the main Kindergarten in Denmark until 2003 when the early learning centre at Denmark Primary was established.

Through the support and generosity of the Denmark Historical Society ( and the Denmark Shire, our School has been fortunate to be able to continue the tradition of teaching in this lovely old building.

In 2015, our program was extended to Year 2, and from 2018 we were able to offer a full primary educational journey, Playgroup through to Year 6.

The founding principles of the school were, and remain today, to offer a nurturing play-based program for early years and primary school children, which encourages respect for each other and the beautiful environment we share.

While we are not bound to any particular ideological approach, our open and holistic educational philosophy is based on sound principles of early childhood and community-based education.

Spirit of Play Community School attracts parents and families who care deeply about the education of their children. Our program is conducted by qualified and experienced early childhood teachers.

Hear more from the present day staff at Spirit of Play.


We believe in building a strong school community through family involvement and commitment. The talents, energy and knowledge of all school community members are valued. Parents help to govern the school, offer input into policy and curriculum development, and grant writing, and help to develop playgrounds and other resources for the children’s ongoing use.

Click here to read more about Parent Involvement at the school.