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Wantirna South Primary School is located on Tyner Road West in the City of Knox. This is a large residential area in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our position offers the following advantages;

  • located near Swinburne University Outer Eastern campus, local kindergartens, and Wantirna South Reserve,
  • proximity to Knox City shopping centre and the community library within walking distance.

The school began operating in 1940 as a result of community action. This sense of involvement has continued and should ensure a prosperous future. The current enrolment is approximately 270 pupils. Our school is known for its caring attitude to all community members. This is exemplified by:

  • providing an environment that is safe and secure
  • fostering a partnership with parents who are welcome in all aspects of school life
  • providing a cooperative environment where students can share the responsibility for their own behaviour and health including the Prep-Year 4 buddy program and the development of students’ own rules and consequences
  • developing in students, qualities and life skills such as communication, inquiring minds, problem solving and creativity
  • extending pupils to their potential by encouraging, recognising and rewarding achievement and effort
  • encouraging academic excellence
  • a transition program from pre school or home to school and on to secondary colleges
  • provision of an out of school hours and holiday program.

Wantirna South Primary School aims to adhere to the Victorian Teaching Professional Code of Conduct, with a vision of professional practice that:

  • ensures students aim to achieve high academic standards.
  • commits to engage real-life learning and memorable learning experiences.
  • continues to build connectedness and communication with the community.
  • responds to, and fosters student voice to ensure continued improvement in teaching, learning and school community decisions.
  • builds clear guidelines and direction on curriculum and target expectations.
  • fosters excellence in teaching and learning across literacy and numeracy.
  • ensures resourcefulness with materials to support all learning across the curriculum.
  • engages financial and resource transparency enabling safe and stimulating, modern learning spaces and teaching supports.
  • fosters highly engaged students who are critical thinkers for the 21st century.
  • values educators and through targeted professional development strives for continuous improvement.
  • advocates more sustainable and environmentally friendly options for the future.
  • enhances individual success through reflection and feedback practices, individual learning goals, communicated learning intentions, ongoing assessment to monitor and inform teaching and learning, and differentiated teaching practices.
 

Wantirna South Primary School is located on Tyner Road West in the City of Knox. This is a large residential area in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our position offers the following advantages;

  • located near Swinburne University Outer Eastern campus, local kindergartens, and Wantirna South Reserve,
  • proximity to Knox City shopping centre and the community library within walking distance.

The school began operating in 1940 as a result of community action. This sense of involvement has continued and should ensure a prosperous future. The current enrolment is approximately 270 pupils. Our school is known for its caring attitude to all community members. This is exemplified by:

  • providing an environment that is safe and secure
  • fostering a partnership with parents who are welcome in all aspects of school life
  • providing a cooperative environment where students can share the responsibility for their own behaviour and health including the Prep-Year 4 buddy program and the development of students’ own rules and consequences
  • developing in students, qualities and life skills such as communication, inquiring minds, problem solving and creativity
  • extending pupils to their potential by encouraging, recognising and rewarding achievement and effort
  • encouraging academic excellence
  • a transition program from pre school or home to school and on to secondary colleges
  • provision of an out of school hours and holiday program.

Wantirna South Primary School aims to adhere to the Victorian Teaching Professional Code of Conduct, with a vision of professional practice that:

  • ensures students aim to achieve high academic standards.
  • commits to engage real-life learning and memorable learning experiences.
  • continues to build connectedness and communication with the community.
  • responds to, and fosters student voice to ensure continued improvement in teaching, learning and school community decisions.
  • builds clear guidelines and direction on curriculum and target expectations.
  • fosters excellence in teaching and learning across literacy and numeracy.
  • ensures resourcefulness with materials to support all learning across the curriculum.
  • engages financial and resource transparency enabling safe and stimulating, modern learning spaces and teaching supports.
  • fosters highly engaged students who are critical thinkers for the 21st century.
  • values educators and through targeted professional development strives for continuous improvement.
  • advocates more sustainable and environmentally friendly options for the future.
  • enhances individual success through reflection and feedback practices, individual learning goals, communicated learning intentions, ongoing assessment to monitor and inform teaching and learning, and differentiated teaching practices.
 
The school encourages all children to reach their potential by providing a variety of curriculum programs to support the core areas of literacy and numeracy. By blending traditional methods of teaching with modern approaches every child is given the opportunity to realise the school’s theme of ‘Learn for Life’ Specialist teachers provide classes in: – The Arts, Physical Education, Music, Reading, special assistance and Enrichment.
To actively support these curriculum areas the following enrichment areas are provided:-
  • swimming, tennis coaching, camping, excursions, visiting artists, inter-school sports and Perpetual Motor Program (PMP)
  • choir, school production, recorder and instrumental music tuition
  • Junior School Council and School Captain Leadership program
  • Well-being program incorporating the PAWS program.
  • 1:1 iPad Program for Year 6 Students
All curriculum areas are enhanced by a comprehensive multi-media learning technology program. Pupils access world wide data and programs through the Internet via the whole school computer network.

The Wantirna South Primary School grounds consist of a large grassed playing field, basketball/netball courts, junior and senior playgrounds, rebound walls, handball courts, shaded and passive recreation areas. Wantirna South Primary School aims to provide opportunities for each child to reach their potential in a caring environment that lays a strong foundation for life long learning.

 

Special Achievements

In recognition of special achievements the school presents the following: –

  • Weekly awards acknowledging classroom excellence
  • Aussie of the Month Awards
  • Visual Artist, Performing Artist and Sportsperson of the Month Awards
  • Graduation ceremony for Year Six pupils
  • Sports, English and Maths Graduate Awards for Year Six pupils.
  • Aston Shield for the Anita Spence Citizenship Award for Year Six pupils

This document is written after extensive community consultation and outlines the major directions for the school over the next four years.

WaSPS Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022

Wantirna South Primary School AIP for 2020

Wantirna South PS Annual Report 2019 4582

At Wantirna South Primary School we like to keep our community informed about the policies and guidelines that ensure the school is a safe and healthy environment for all. The policies listed below are provided to support you with the School’s stance on each area, however they are only a few of the many policies available for viewing if you contact the school.

Each year policies are reviewed to ensure the information is current and supports the school to provide the best learning environment for the students.

Allergies Policy

Anaphylaxis Policy

Animal Policy

Behaviour Management Policy and Procedure

Bullying and Harassment Policy

Camps and Excursions Policy

Child Protection and Reporting Policy.

Child Safe Environment Policy

Child Safe Staff Selection and Supervision Practices

Communication Policy

Communication to Home Policy

Community Consultation Policy

Community Services Policy

Discipline Policy

Dress-Code-Policy

Electronic Devices Policy

If you want to know if you’re in our school zone, please see the photo below or click through to the ‘Find My School’ website