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Watsonia Primary School is a small school with big school resources and great results. I often say to parents that we are a small school which offers many of the programs of a big school but with the personal touch! Our school has a welcoming family atmosphere where all teachers and students know each other. As Principal I know all the parents at our school and the students who attend. The relationships we build with our community are paramount to the success of our students.
The curriculum provided at Watsonia Primary School covers English and Mathematics with an Integrated Curriculum program focusing on Science, Technology, Humanities and Personal Learning. We have specialist teachers for Music, Art, LOTE (Language Other Than English) Italian and Physical Education. There are also student support programs assisting those who require help with literacy and numeracy. Students who excel are also extended and challenged.
Our classrooms are spacious and welcoming, with heating and air-conditioning. Each classroom has a range of technology access for students including interactive whiteboards, wireless laptops and iPads. Programs within the classroom are designed to provide students with many opportunities to use technology to enhance their learning.
Watsonia Primary School offers students extracurricular activities in private instrumental lessons and dance lessons. Our unique ‘Grandparents’ program forges relationships across the generations. Local senior citizens volunteer their time to work with students of all ages. The bond between student and ‘grandparent’ is evident as they learn from each other. The LOTE Italian program has a ‘Bella Lingua’ group which provides extension activities and opportunities. The school choir sings at local venues and provides students with another opportunity to display their talents.
At Watsonia Primary School our purpose is to embed an achievement culture aiming to develop the talents and capabilities of each child by having expectations that are challenging, appropriate and checkable. To develop socially well-adjusted students who will become effective and productive members of the global community
The foundation of Watsonia Primary School's innovative approach to learning.