Welcome from the Principal


Welcome to Sunbury West Primary School where all students thrive in an environment that fosters a strong sense of community, pride and excellence.

 

As a school, we are committed to building a culture of endeavour and achievement across all areas. In particular, our teaching and learning programs provide all students with a range of opportunities and experiences for each child to learn to the fullest of their potential, catering for distinct learning styles and needs. We are dedicated to providing an innovative and comprehensive curriculum that empowers students to thrive in a 21st Century environment and build upon each individual’s skills and social competencies. Our motto is 'Together we learn. Together we grow.' and we strive to work hard with all stakeholders to promote positive home / school partnerships.

 

Sunbury West has an enrolment of approximately 229 students from Foundation to Year 6. Our teaching teams work closely together to plan for continuity of practice within teams and across the school. Our classrooms are well resourced and the school boasts great facilities such as a Gym, Library, ICT lab and great Out of School Hours Care setting. We have expansive play areas which include play equipment for P – 2 and 3 – 6 children as well as a fitness circuit. With a focus on the environment, we have worked towards the establishment of an orchard and a friendship garden. Each team also has its own garden bed where students tend to a range of herbs and seasonal veggies.

 

Teaching and learning programs are tailored to meet the distinct learning needs of all students with a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. We use an inquiry approach to our integrated curriculum, promoting voice and agency as students help to shape the curriculum and experiences relative to their stage of learning.

Our skilled teaching teams are committed to lifelong learning and the school places great importance in ongoing professional learning at every stage of their careers.

 

Our core curriculum is further complemented by Specialist Programs in the areas of Visual Arts, Physical Education and Japanese. The school also promotes 21st Century learning though its BYO iPAD program in Years 5/6 and access to laptops, iPADs and smart TVs in all areas of the school. The school also has a growing range of Science and Technology resources to promote critical and creative thinking and problem solving.

Extra-curricular programs such as our Wakakkiri Performing Arts Program also supports the curriculum, providing students the opportunity to participate in a 12 week Artist in Residence Program. This culminates in a full stage performance at the Clock Tower Theatre in Moonee Ponds with schools from across Melbourne.

The school also hosts weekly Music Tuition programs with independent music teachers in Guitar, Drums, Keyboard and Violin.

 

Student wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and the school adopts Schoolwide Positive Behaviours in its approach to Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Behaviour Management. Our practices are well documented to ensure understanding and clarity in relation to expectations. Our newly adopted school values are defined by our commitment ‘To Strive. To Respect. To Belong’ and underpin our daily interactions and practices at our school.

 

 

Parent participation is welcomed and we are proud to boast an active ‘Friends of Sunbury West’ (FOSW) parent fundraising group and a committed team of School Councillors. These groups work extremely hard throughout the year to enhance school life and always work in the best interest of the children and our families.

Our school is also well supported by a range of helpers across all aspects of school life from school banking to attendance at camps and excursions.

 

Our door is always open so please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit.

 

Inga Wilson

Principal

 

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