Principal's Welcome

 

On behalf of the Warrnambool West School community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.  In essence we are a place of learning for young children. Our school is on the land of the Peek Whurrong People who have lived and learned here for thousands of years. Our school community recognises them and pays respect to their way of life past and present.

At Warrnambool West Primary School the staff and I are passionate about our profession and strive to provide the very best educational environment and experiences for all students and their families.  We pride ourselves on promoting a friendly, caring and challenging learning environment that encourages all students to take a growing responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

Our school vision is ‘to develop lifelong learners who are engaged with their community’. By developing lifelong learners our teachers take into account the whole child and their individual learning needs. Whilst, Literacy and Numeracy are a key focus, we also place high importance on other areas such as Inquiry, Physical Education, Science, Art, Positive Education and LOTE (Chinese) enabling our students to develop their unique talents.

At Warrnambool West Primary School there is a consistent approach to student behaviour and management that is based on ‘best practice’. Students are explicitly taught social and emotional skills through our school wide Positive Education program. They are also encouraged to display a growth mindset by taking responsibility for and reflecting on their own behaviour. The students are guided by dedicated and caring teachers who are committed to working together to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment.

We strongly value the home-school partnership, believing that by working together we can achieve successful outcomes for all students.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn a little more about our school or to organise a personal school tour.

 

Clare Monk

Principal