About Wattleview Primary School

School Profile

Wattleview Primary School was established in 1971 and is located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Ferntree Gully and offers its students a safe and secure environment. Its current student population is around 220 students. The area is such that the school caters for a very mixed social demographic which continues to change each year.

The school comprises three permanent wings with features of the school including:

  • Gymnasium
  • Performing Arts/Music Centre
  • Visual Arts Centre
  • Computer Learning Centre
  • Resource/Project Room
  • Library

In 2013 the school was granted a $4m building project which is now complete. The works included a refurbishment to classrooms in our Building B which also houses our Art Room, Gym and Music room. There is also a new building (containing administration and student learning areas). There are new basketball/netball faclities and large grounds for the students to enjoy a range of outdoor activities.

The Wattleview school community is actively involved in school programs, maintenance and improvements. The grounds provide abundant space for active and passive recreation in a picturesque setting. Improved buildings and Learning Technology hardware and software have prepared Wattleview for a well-resourced and bright future.

From the Principal

Wattleview Primary School’s purpose is to educate learners for life. We provide an environment that:

  • Challenges and supports all students to achieve their individual learning goals through rigorous Teaching and
  • Learning practices
  • Encourages students to learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation and participation.
  • Supports students in making informed decisions that prepare them for life in a global community.
  • Encourages friendship, connections with others and celebrates all successes
  • Values socially competent students who are aware of their responsibility towards the wider community.

At Wattleview we have high expectations of student behaviour. We use ‘Restorative Practices’ to garner positive outcomes when dealing with conduct issues, however, we believe that students need to take responsibility for their behaviour and actions. At Wattleview we promote the notion of baseline behaviour i.e. norms of behaviour that all students are expected to comply with because it is the right thing to do, not because they are being ‘policed’. We foster self- management of learning and behaviour to enable us to realise our purpose of ‘Educating Learners for Life”.

We currently have 224 students enrolled in 9 classes run by 11 classroom teachers and supported by 4 Education Support Staff. Specialist programs are offered in Physical Education, Indonesian (P-4), Performing Arts and Visual Arts. A specialised Language Intervention Program has been developed and implemented by one of our Education Support Officers and will continue to have a high priority this year. A whole school Social Competency Program (You Can Do It ) also complements our curriculum delivery. Other significant programs are ‘Jigsaw’ ‘Seasons For Growth’, ‘Yrs 5 & 6 Girls and Boys Club’. There are two Principal Class Officers and two Administration staff members.

During last year our school review took place and this gave us direction for our Strategic Plan for 2015-2018. Our current plan outlines a strong commitment to Student Learning with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. There has continued to be increasing school support from our parent community through School Council and its various sub-committees and we look forward to continuing to foster these important relationships.

The Assistant Principal (Marg Roberts) and I are more than happy to take tours, enquiries etc throughout each term so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We have a great community here at Wattleview and you are more than welcome to come and experience it for yourself.

Elaine Wilson
Principal

Mission Statement

Wattleview Primary School’s purpose is to educate learners for life . This means providing a learning environment that :-

  • Challenges and supports all students to achieve their individual learning goals through rigorous Teaching and Learning practices.
  • Encourages students to learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation and participation.
  • Supports students in making informed decisions that prepare them for life in a global community.
  • Encourages friendship, connections with others and celebrates all successes.
  • Values socially competent students who are aware their responsibility to themselves and towards the wider community.

The values and beliefs for our community central to this purpose are:

  • Getting Along
  • Confidence
  • Persistence
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
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