Watervale Primary SchoolWatervale Primary School

Welcome to Watervale Primary School

 

Watervale Primary School is a high performing school that 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 are developing our indoor and outdoor learning spaces to reflect our principles. Our students achieve and maintain excellent results and 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. Specialist staff offer subjects such as Science and Technology, Vietnamese and the Arts. Our school offers literacy programs focused around Jolly Phonics and little learners love literacy in the early years balanced by oral language and using Sheena Cameron’s strategies to form and run reciprocal reading groups throughout the school. We have a focus on using authentic problem solving strategies in numeracy using Ann Baker’s strategies and Big Ideas in Number. We are fortunate enough to be part of the Resilience Project and use this as part of our School’s wellbeing program. 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 various student leadership groups is valued by the principal, staff and governing council. We run a morning and afternoon OSHC program that is well attended by our students. The small school environment creates a family atmosphere where children are encouraged to nurture relationships with others.

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. 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.