School History

 

Established in 1967 West Morley Primary School is situated in a quiet cul de sac surrounded by large trees and plentiful grassed areas for general play and sporting activities. It is a multicultural school with students from 14 countries and has around 190 students. Inclusivity is a feature of the school with an ethos of a small family oriented school where students and staff know each other well.


The school is embarking on a rebuilding program with the following projects being completed over the next 12 months: revitalising the school oval, undercover area, pathways, new pre-primary centre, outdoor learning area and external painting.


The school has a covered assembly area which is integrated with the canteen. It opens up onto the oval, adventure playground and basketball court areas. The school has a well equipped library/resource building, which is automated. In 1999 the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre relocated to our site and now occupies the northern wing of the school. The students share facilities such as the canteen, covered assembly area, music/art room, toilets and playground as well as collaboratively joining in with various incursions and assemblies.


Using computer technology is a priority and all classrooms are well equipped in this regard. There are electronic whiteboards in classrooms, a computer workshop and computers in classrooms. Students learn how to use technologies such as digital cameras, digital movie cameras, electronic whiteboards and other equipment and tools that support learning.


Our teachers have considerable experience and are focussed on providing the best quality learning programs for our students. Many of our students graduating from our school have been recipients of scholarships into specialised high school programs. West Morley Primary School has a proud history of producing students who attain special awards and commendations for academic success.

 

The school operates an interclass buddy system and children come together with their buddies a number of times each term. Pastoral care is linked in with the behavioural and values program and is a responsibility shared by all staff. Our school successfully implemented the values based program 'You Can Do It!', which develops students in the key areas of Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence and Organisation.


The school is supported by a strong, active parent group. The family/community ethos is highly valued. Parents support the school in many ways including helping run special programs, assisting in classrooms, fundraising and being involved in school decision making processes.

 

 

 

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