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Welcome to Warburton Primary School.  For up to date news give our Facebook page a like - or follow us on Twitter.

Warburton Primary School has a fantastic and dedicated group of teachers and a great range of activities to offer your child. Our staff and teachers look forward to welcoming your child into our friendly and dynamic learning environment.

We incorporate the Independent Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop into our Literacy program across all levels, giving explicit teaching of skills and strategies. We value hands-on learning across all content strands in our Mathematics program. The Walker Learning Approach places the child at the centre of the curriculum and teaching strategies; it ensures authentic personalised learning alongside formal, explicit instruction. We are proud to incorporate a whole-school approach to behaviour education through the Play is the Way methodology.

As part of our curriculum we offer Physical Education, Music, Art, Japanese and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Through our extensive grounds and wetlands we are able to stay in touch with nature and incoorprate sustainability programs into our teaching and learning. All our students have access to learning technologies and tools, such as laptops and iPads.

Our school slogan is 'Small school - big heart'. Our enrolment of 64 promotes integration between older and younger children, with our 'buddy' program being a great success. Enrol now for 2015 (OR 2014) and give your child access to a wonderful world of learning at Warburton Primary. Call us on 03 5966 2010 to arrange a school tour with our Principal, Mr Damian Marley. Now is the time enrol and secure your child a place at Warburton Primary.

TERM FOUR NEWS: Thank- you to everyone who attended our 'Springfest' on November 1st! Wet weather was no hindrance for our stall-holders and our special guests, the Yarra River Band. Thanks to our parents, staff and students for supporting our major fundraising event for 2014.

Our Kid-Friendly Kitchen is now underway with the delivery and installation of our first two mobile benches. Thanks to Kitchen In A Day and our sponsors, Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank (Upper Yarra Community Enterprises). The new benches had their first workout on Monday November 3rd.

 

Our new Principal Damian Marley

Damian Marley, Principal

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Junior Sleepover and Space Night!

Our Year 1 & 2 students had a school sleepover on October 24th. A healthy dinner was enjoyed by all (prepared during Kitchen Garden lessons) before we set up beds in the 5/6 building, watched over by our resident reptiles, Isaac the bearded dragon and Faith the diamond python. We then went outside with Mr Marley's telescope for a stargazing experience. We saw Mars and the M7 open star cluster in Scorpius, and we were then very pleased to see the International Space Station pass overhead - followed by a meteoroid (shooting star)! Thanks to our teachers who stayed overnight - Kim, Mrs Middleton, Mrs Ireland and Mr Marley.

Let's explore science!

Year 3-6 students enjoyed a great afternoon in science exploration. Mrs Keating, Mrs Gassmann and Mr Marley guided our students through experiments in vacuums, static electricity, fluid density and chemical reactions.

   

Parenting Blog - Becoming better parents

Waburton Primary School is a vibrant, caring school community situated in extensive and picturesque grounds in the Upper Yarra Valley at Warburton.

Our school is built on sound relationships with our students and wider school community, who are an integral part of the school's operations.

Warburton students are actively engaged in a broad curriculum that has Literacy and Numeracy as a focus, yet caters for their creative and physical needs.

We accept new enrolments at any time. If you are considering our school for your child, a visit to view our facilities and discuss your needs can be arranged at any time. Enrolment is a simple process, forms and additional information can be obtained from our school office or during your visit. Email or Ph 03 5966 2010

   

 

Sustainability at Warburton Primary School

Warburton Primary was granted funding through Resource Smart Aussi Vic, an initiative of Sustainability Victoria, for teachers and students to undertake the Core Module of the Sustainability in Schools’ Program. We were assisted through our journey by Kirsty Costa from CERES Community Environment Park (see Warburton primary School CERES page http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/warburtonps ) and after numerous workshops, classroom and whole school activities and planning meetings, we achieved the first step towards a five year plan; the Core Module in Sustainable Schools

 

   

Our Vision, Beliefs and Values

To provide a caring and challenging learning community that encourages students to achieve their personal best in an environment of mutual respect and co-operation

What is going on in the Boggy Patch?

We call it ‘the Multi-Purpose Space Project’ … but feel free to suggest a better name! Over many years, groundwater emerging below the Horners Road embankment has made this area unusable (and ‘out-of-bounds’) most of the time, particularly following higher than average rainfall over preceding months.

We – Bruce Normand, Jed Mahoney and occasional helpers – aim to transform the area into an interesting and inviting space: a School asset which not only rehabilitates an environmentally degraded area but benefits both students and the broader community...more