About Us

Meet The Principal

Warrandyte Primary School provides outstanding educational programs with high expectations of all staff and students as it continually strives for improvement. Experienced teachers collaborate in teams to ensure students grow in confidence, developing the necessary skills to become successful members of our community.

The school provides rich, authentic, open-ended teaching and learning activities, with a wide variety of opportunities for all students, including individualised student programs.

We are very proud of the learning opportunities that we provide our students. There is a daily focus on reading, writing and mathematics. We provide a targeted literacy intervention and support program and high achievers are challenged by providing a differentiated and individualised program. They also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and work with likeminded students from other schools. Students are involved in weekly science classes involving hands on experiments and investigations.

Our specialist program affords the students many opportunities to excel in a chosen area of interest. Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Japanese and Physical Education provide students with a wide range of experiences. There is a camping program from Years 3-6 and a Year 6 leadership program for our senior students. Numerous sporting, musical and other extracurricular programs allow students to develop their areas of interest but also challenge themselves to try something new.

Committed families and an outstanding school community support our students and staff. Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities and develop a positive connection with the school.

For further information regarding the school, please read our website or contact the school on 9844 3537.

 

Enrolments 2017

Please contact the school to discuss enrolments during the current 2017 school year.

  1. Please telephone the school on (03) 9844 3537 to discuss your enrolment and organise a meeting.
  2. Read the Information about the Enrolment Form document before you complete the form.
  3. Complete the Enrolment Form found on our school website.
  4. Then email it to warrandyte.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Further information

Personal school tours are available by telephoning (03) 9844 3537.

The enrolment form for 2018 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Enrolment for Prep 2018

About this page

Prep enrolments for 2018 are now open.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll for Prep 2018, your child will need to turn 5 years of age by 30th April 2018.

School Tours

In order to assist you in making this very important and exciting decision, we would love to take you on a tour of our school.   This will enable you to see the school at work and to ask questions of the Principal, Teachers and Students.  Please call our Office Staff to make a booking on 9844 3537

Enrolment Process

Enrolment forms may be collected from the school office or downloaded and sent to the school.

Documentation required includes:

  • a completed 2018 enrolment form
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport
  • an immunisation certificate (this can be added later as the vaccinations are completed)
  • proof of the address of family residence (utility bill to family name/lease agreement)

Confirmation of Enrolment

Enrolments will be confirmed by the Principal.

Transition Program

A Transition Program will be held in Term 4 for all Preps commencing in 2018.

Warrandyte Primary School History

Warrandyte Primary School was established in 1862 to accommodate the growing population attracted to the first Victorian gold discovery. It is bordered by the Warrandyte State Park which houses the old mines and protects the indigenous flora and fauna. The ambience of the school is enhanced by its proximity to the Yarra River and encompassing parks.

The file below contains a short list of the contents of the school archive. Please contact the school for more information.

Timeline

1800 – 1950

1856 Warrandyte’s first school commenced at the diggings 1863 Lessons conducted in Anderson’s Creek Court house while new school built 1863 Board of Education declared 12th on the alphabetical list to be Anderson’s Creek Common School No 12 1873 Newly created Education Department introduced state school system and Anderson’s Creek State School No 12 came into being with James Eccleston Walker as Head Teacher 1875 New school opened on Forbes Street site 1902 School bell erected 1908 Name of school changed to Warrandyte Primary 1925 New brick and stucco extension erected 1934 Terrific flooding inundated Warrandyte and annual school picnic deferred 1939 Warrandyte decimated by fires. School survived but shelter shed, many fences and school committee records destroyed 1941 Pine plantation established

1951 – present

1953 Nine new classrooms constructed 1963 Learner swimming pool opened 1970 Canteen opened 1972 School library opened in April 1975 Commemorative plaque to Centenary of Stone Building 1976 Art and Crafts centre constructed 1983 Multi-purpose hall and Music room opened 1991 Removal of Pine Plantation to establish football oval 2005 Opening of the Sustainable Garden on the pool site 2007 Extension to Middle Year classrooms 2011 Opening of New School Building (BER)

150 Years Celebrations

In 2013, the school celebrated 150 years as a Government School. Students, teachers, parents and friends had fun dressing-up in the ‘olden day’ clothes, playing old style games and then dancing to the sounds of the bushband ‘Paradiddle’.

Values Education

At Warrandyte Primary School we C.A.R.E.

CREATIVITY in a dynamic learning environment This means:

  • We look for new ways of doing things.
  • We can demonstrate our learning in different ways and can consider alternatives and be flexible.
  • We strive to develop questioning minds.

ACHIEVEMENT of potential This means:

  • We set goals and strive to achieve them.
  • We understand our strengths and areas for improvement in order to extend ourselves.
  • We aim to embrace all areas of our academic, social, physical and emotional development.

RESPECT for ourselves, others and the community This means:

  • We treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • We protect our school environment.
  • We aim to be fair, honest and responsible to ourselves and others
  • We look after our school property and all belongings.

ENCOURAGEMENT of ourselves and others to do our best This means:

  • We motivate others to do their best.
  • We talk to others in a positive way and provide constructive feedback.
  • We build confidence in ourselves and others.
  • We celebrate everyone’s successes.

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