Principal's Message

Principal's Message

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Watsonia Heights Primary School.

The strength of the partnership between the school and home is an essential component in any child’s learning. The staff believes that each child is special and an individual ready to take the next steps into independence and life-long learning.

Watsonia Heights Primary School delivers a comprehensive curriculum program incorporating all areas of the Victorian Curriculum. We foster an inquiry based approach to learning where student are encouraged to develop their innate sense of curiosity and wonderment. Inquiry Units incorporating Science, Humanities, Technology and Health, are planned at Year Levels and developed on a termly basis. Co-operative learning and cross-age tutoring enhance the delivery of programs to suit the individual needs of all children. In their first year of school the Prep children are immersed in engaging literacy and numeracy activities as part of the Early Years Program. It is our aim to help your child to develop a capacity for learning for life. Throughout your time at the school you will receive transparent and inclusive curriculum reports about your child’s progress as we work together for sustainable improvement.

 

The school also has a strong emphasis on personal and social development and we foster the development of a positive self image amongst a collaborative, supportive and stimulating learning environment. We believe in building a strong sense of community that welcomes input from all stakeholders in the school’s ongoing development and improvement.

There is extremely high value placed on community participation with many opportunities to become involved in school events and activities. Providing assistance in the classroom, involvement in swimming, excursions, participation at Information Nights, Fun Nights and parent/teacher interviews, involvement in school council, attendance at working bees are amongst a diverse list. The school has a dedicated Parents and Friends group who pride themselves in both a rigorous fundraising agenda and the coordination of social events.

Improving the school environment is a constant focus to ensure our students are engaged yet safe at all times. Our vibrant and dynamic classrooms and playgrounds foster a holistic addition to our innovative and progressive curriculum.

Our school maintains an ‘open door’ communications policy. We welcome your input and always like to address any concerns as quickly as possible. When we work together, we are able to offer your child the very best.

I welcome you to the WHPS team and looking forward to working alongside you to provide the best opportunities for your child.

 

Michael Kent

Principal

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