About

School Profile

Wattle View Primary School was established in 1971 and is located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Ferntree Gully. Our current student population is approximately 270 students. Wattle View Primary School’s vision is to educate ‘Learners for Life’. Supporting this vision are five core values: Getting Along, Confidence, Organisation, Persistence and Resilience. We provide 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 of their responsibility to themselves and towards the wider community.

Our Curriculum at Wattle View Primary School reflects the Victorian Curriculum Framework and is focused on the core learning areas of English and Maths. Other learning areas are taught within an inquiry framework, or within our specialist programs that include, physical education, visual arts, performing arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and our language other than English, AUSLAN. Our focus on wellbeing is crucial to academic achievement and our school wide consistent wellbeing programs, such as the Zones of Regulation, support and accelerate students’ learning.

Wattle View has a strong student leadership program that provides opportunities for all students, in every year level, to lead and contribute to school wide programs and initiatives. This includes a Student Voice Council. We work with our families and wider school community to ensure our community is actively involved in school programs. We have a passionate Parents and Friends Association, and an actively involved School Council team.

School maintenance and improvements are always at the forefront, ensuring we are keeping abreast of our learners and their changing needs. Our grounds provide abundant space for active and passive recreation in a picturesque setting. Facilities include a library, gymnasium, dedicated teaching areas for our specialist subjects, kitchen garden, oval and covered outdoor learning areas.

From the Principal

It is with great pride that I introduce myself as the principal of Wattle View Primary School and invite you to explore the website of our wonderful school. Wattle View Primary School is a fantastic place where I have the honour of collaborating with our enthusiastic students, passionate and dedicated staff, and our welcoming community daily.

At Wattle View Primary School we grow each student to their unique potential, to develop their academic skills, their ability to manage themselves and their relationships with others, to value and contribute within and beyond the school community. Our students enjoy an engaging curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, as well as specialist programs in Performing and Visual Arts, STEM, Physical Education and AUSLAN.

We believe in strong partnerships between home and school and encourage you to become active participants in your child’s education. Your choice of school is an important one as you consider your child’s personality and interests and how their schooling will contribute to their academic, social, and emotional learning.

We look forward to partnering with you to share your child’s educational journey in the years ahead at Wattle View Primary School.

Tracy Wright

Staff

Leadership

Tracy Wright

Tracy Wright

Principal

Andrew Reardon

Andrew Reardon

Assistant Principal

Administration

Joanne Oppler

Joanne Oppler

Office Administration

Shelley Lyon

Shelley Lyon

Business Manager

Foundation

Natalie Pike

Natalie Pike

Martha Ramsden

Martha Ramsden

Grade 1

Emma Pearce

Emma Pearce

Elise Carr

Elise Carr

Grade 01A

Grade 2

Talia Chris

Talia Chris

Grade 2A

Celeste Kininmonth

Celeste Kininmonth

Grade 2A

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Grade 2B

Grade 3/4

Fiona Froelich

Fiona Froelich

Grade 3/4B

Michelle Van

Michelle Van

Grade 3/4C

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

Grade 3/4A

Grade 5/6

Michelle Letts

Michelle Letts

Grade 5/6A

Andrew Reardon

Andrew Reardon

Grade 5/6C

Amy Davis

Grade 5/6

Torri Marmion

Torri Marmion

Grade 5/6

Specialist

Sam Lockhart

Sam Lockhart

Ashlie Rich

Ashlie Rich

Kimberley Paton

Kimberley Paton

AUSLAN

Amy Little

Amy Little

PE

ES Staff

Debra Martyszus

Debra Martyszus

Robyn Hickleton

Robyn Hickleton

Jannine Kinghorn

Jannine Kinghorn

Lara James

Lara James

Linda Elijah

Linda Elijah

Alison Sinclair

Alison Sinclair

Nicola Bailey

Nicola Bailey

Ben McFarlin

Ben McFarlin

Annual Report, Strategic Plan & School Policies

Annual Reports to the Community

Wattle View Primary School Annual Report 2023

The 2018-2021 School  Strategic plan was written after extensive community consultation and outlines the major directions for the school for the 4 year period. 2025 is our strategic plan review year.

Wattle View Primary School (5012) 2022 2025 School Strategic Plan (9)

Listed below are current school policies.

Anaphylaxis Policy Review February 2025

Asthma Policy Review February 2025

Attendance Policy Review July 2026

Bullying Prevention Policy Review June 2026

Camps And Excursions Policy Review September 2023

CCTV Privacy Notice For Website

Child Safety And Wellbeing Policy Review June 2024

Child Safe Standards Code Of Conduct Review June 2024

Child Safety Responding And Reporting Obligations Policy And Procedures

Complaints Policy Review April 2027

Digital Technologies Policy Review November 2024

Dress Code (students) Policy Review May 2026

Duty Of Care Policy Review November 2024

Equal Opportunity Policy – https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal

First Aid Policy Review November 2024

Headlice  https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/head-lice/policy

Health Care Needs Review March 2023

ICT (Internet) Policy (2)

Inclusion And Diversity Review May 2026

Medication Policy Review March 2026

Mobile Phones Policy Review May 2026

Parent Payment Policy – https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/parent-payment/policy

Personal Property Policy – https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal

Photographing, Filming And Recording Students Policy Review November 2026

Privacy Policy – https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/schoolsprivacypolicy.aspx

Statement Of Values And School Philosophy Policy Review June 2026

Student Wellbeing And Engagement Policy Review June 2026

Sun Protection Policy Review June 2026

Visitors Policy Review June 2024

Volunteers Policy Review May 2026

WWCC – https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Yard Duty Supervision Policy Review May 2026