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 270 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:
- Performing Arts/Music Room
- Visual Arts Room
- Resource/Project Room
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 facilities 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.
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 of responsibility to themselves and towards the wider community.
The Values and Beliefs for our community form the basis of the actions of the whole school community and are based on the Social Competencies Program “You Can Do It”.
- Getting Along
From the Principal
Wattleview Primary School values student engagement and well-being as they are key elements of positive student achievement. At Wattleview we understand that children learn at different rates and that a ‘one size fits all” approach can be detrimental to a student’s ability to reach their own potential.
We work in teams to ensure that staff members have a broad knowledge of all the students in the cohort that they teach. This allows the children to feel part of their own class as well as their wider peer group. Wattleview Primary School has high expectations of student behaviour and we promote the notion that ‘you do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do’. We foster self-management of learning and behaviour to give all our students the opportunity for a quality, educational experience.
Over the past few years our student numbers average at around 270, enabling the staff to know most, if not all students in the school. We encourage family involvement in the school and parents have a number of avenues available to them, if they wish to play a greater role in their child’s education. We see education as a home/school partnership and value the work parents do at home to complement their child’s learning.
We welcome parents to our school and offer individual tours at any time during the year.
Annual Report, Strategic Plan & School Policies
Annual Reports to the Community
The 2011-2014 Strategic plan was written after extensive community consultation and outlines the major directions for the school for the 4 year period. 2014 is our strategic plan review year.
Listed below are current school policies.
Photographing, Filming and Recording Students policy – coming soon