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Welcome to Warburton Primary School. Staff, students, parents - we extend you a warm welcome to our school website.  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 72 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 THREE NEWS: We welcome Mrs Deborah Keating as our new teacher in the 5/6 classroom. Deborah has come to us from Manchester Primary School, where she has been working in Level 3. Deborah has been seconded to us from Manchester for the remainder of the year, in the role as Acting Leading teacher. She will be teaching in 5/6 for four days a week, with the fifth being spent in a leadership capacity. Mr Marley will be the 5/6 teacher every Wednesday while Deborah is released for her leadership role.

Our new Principal Damian Marley

Damian Marley, Principal

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Kids' Kitchen Fundaiser

All of our students are invited to join us at Breakfast Club each Wednesday from 8.15am!

New fundraising for our kitchen has started.

Keep up to date with news and experiences from our school - give us a 'Like' on Facebook.

Our school website is here to house newsletters, thank our supporters and provide an online brochure for existing and new families of our school community. For all news updates - see our Facebook page for pics and updates direct from teachers and students.

Paul Jackson
On behalf of the Warburton Primary School Council.

 

Let's explore science!

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

  

African Dance Classes - Archery Excursion

Warburton Primary School kids definitely don't just sit in the class. BORING! They get out and about, they move as they learn about new cultures - and they move and learn outside at the recent Archery excusions x 4 weeks at launching place. Team work, supporting each other, working together wins the day.

African drumming classes at Warby Primary  

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