Westmeadows Primary School has a current enrolment of 460 students who live locally in our community. With new estates being established in the area, enrolment will continue to grow, with the students being taught the value of community spirit and participation.
Our behaviour code is based on rights, responsibilities and logical consequences. It leads students to develop self-discipline, respect and concern for the school and for other people. Our compulsory school uniform enhances the tone and identity of the school.
Staff set high standards, develop a sound, purposeful classroom climate, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Our conscientious and talented teachers regularly update their skills and expertise through professional development, thus ensuring curriculum programs reflect current best practices in teaching and learning.
Our school provides comprehensive studies in English, Maths, Health and Physical Education, Science, Technology, Humanities, the Arts and Language Other than English (LOTE) Italian program.
Our Strategic Plan priorities aim to improve children’s competence and confidence in Literacy, Numeracy and to promote student agency in their learning.
Camps, Excursions, In-house activities, Swimming, Bounce Back Values Program, Inter and Intra School Sport, Junior School Council, House System and Sun Smart Policy support our curriculum.
Computers and other Information Technologies are provided and networked in every classroom. This allows staff and children to access the Internet and a variety of educational software to accelerate their learning. Computers are upgraded on a rotational basis, thus ensuring state of the art equipment for all students. Netbooks can be leased for students in years 4, 5 and 6 (In 2018 lease commences in year 3 and continues through to the end of year 6). iPads are also available in classrooms to support student learning.
Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children. The school recognises the importance of a positive home-school relationship and encourages this through multiple programs for parents to participate in the life of the school.
The school has close community links to local Kindergartens and Secondary Colleges, and is actively involved in transition programs for students either beginning Prep Year or completing Year 6.
School Support Services include Speech Therapy, Guidance Counselling and School Nurse. Strong links also exist with local health networks and local sporting bodies.