Principal's message

Whitehorse Primary School is a co-educational school that caters for children from Prep to Grade 6.  Our attractive campus is located in a quiet residential part of Blackburn North.  We have a diverse student population and a warm, friendly and caring community.

 

Kerry Wood and Paul Tantram form a strong the Principal Class leadership team and work closely together to provide the students with the best learning opportunities available. Paul will continue in the role as Kerry moves to expand the reach of the school to the prestigious Bastow Institute off Educational Leadership on secondment.

 

We are a school committed to a culture of teaching and learning excellence.  We are very proud of our strong academic program and a rich curriculum that develops the whole child and promotes real-world learning.   Our class structure allows for a highly flexible, developmental approach to classroom learning.  Catering to individual learning needs and interests prepares our children for living, working and succeeding in an increasingly globalised, digital world.

 

The cornerstones of Literacy and Numeracy are given strong emphasis in our daily timetable.   Children learn other foundation subjects - such as Science, Humanities, Health and Technology - through a holistic, inquiry-based approach.  These Integrated Studies allow us to respond to the needs, ideas and interests of the children.   Specialist teachers also provide dedicated weekly sessions in Visual Art, Music, Chinese, Library and Physical Education.  Incursions, excursions and camps complement classroom learning.  Technology is incorporated throughout our curriculum, with iPads providing engaging, personalised learning opportunities.  

Special features of our school include:
 
·         Recently built facilities, designed by award-winning, international architects
 
·         Large classrooms
 
·         Full-sized sports oval and large indoor stadium
 
·         Victoria’s only Questacon maths problem-solving centre (Grade 1 – 6)
 
·         Australia’s 1st Stephanie Alexander  Kitchen Garden Program in a primary school (Grade 3 – 6)
 
·         Innovative leadership program, “The Leader in Me” (Prep to Grade 6)
 
·         Specialist sports and swimming clinics (Prep to Grade 6)
 
·         Age-appropriate leadership opportunities, including Junior School Council
 
·         University-sponsored Maths, English and Solar Vehicle competitions
 
·         Private music tuition (piano, keyboard, guitar and violin)
 
·         Lunchtime clubs and activities
 
·         Lunch order service with delicious homemade dishes
 
·         Before and After School care
 
Families within the local area have the choice of many excellent primary schools.  The decision about where to enrol your child is very personal.  We want to help you make an informed and confident decision.  Come and see our school in action and discuss your child’s needs.  We would encourage you to also to explore our website and attend our community events throughout the year.
We would be delighted to show you what makes Whitehorse Primary School special and to explain how we partner with your family to develop your child’s full potential.
 
 

Phone: 03 9878 9339

Email: whitehorse.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au