Watervale Primary SchoolWatervale Primary School

Welcome to Watervale Primary School

 

Watervale Primary School prepares students for future challenges by focusing on educational excellence in a happy, vibrant learning environment. We believe in fostering children’s engagement in lifelong learning from the early years and sustaining this throughout their schooling through authentic learning experiences that provide challenge and rigour. We believe in an innovative learning environment and our learning spaces reflect our principles. We are committed to providing a balanced quality curriculum in a caring environment, where differences in people are valued and respected.

Watervale Primary has exceptional teachers and support staff and we operate three classes throughout our school, a junior, middle and upper primary class. We offer Japanese through the Open Access College and offer specialist art, music and HASS lessons. Our school offers literacy programs focused around Little Learners Love Literacy for our synthetic phonics approach in the early years, the Soundwaves spelling program, Grammar rules and Sheena Cameron’s strategies to form and run reciprocal reading groups throughout the school. We have a focus on using the vocabulary of maths and on authentic, hands on, problem solving in numeracy using Ann Baker’s strategies and Big Ideas in Number. We have a strong support staff ratio and pastoral care program that helps maintain the balance between students’ academic success and their wellbeing. Leadership skills are developed and the input from the SRC and our student leadership group is valued by the Principal, Staff and Governing Council. We run an afternoon OSHC program that is well attended by our students.

At the centre of our school is our community who are actively engaged with the school, its students and their collective achievements, enthusiasm, energy and commitment. The school creates links and focuses on building partnerships between staff, students, families and community, to develop a positive learning environment and values-based education. The small school environment creates a family atmosphere where children are encouraged to nurture relationships with others. We aim to work with families to ensure our students develop into learners who are resilient, curious, collaborative and creative. Our core values of respect, honesty, excellence and joyfulness are embedded in the positive decisions and actions of the school community.