ABOUT WOOROLOO PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Nine Values for Australian Schooling
Care and Compassion - Care for self and others.
Doing Your Best - Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, and pursue excellence.
Fair Go - Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society.
Freedom - Enjoy all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others.
Honesty and Trustworthiness - be honest, sincere and seek the truth.
Integrity - act in accordance with principles of between words and deeds.
Respect - treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person's point of view.
Responsibility - be accountable for one's own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment.
Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion - be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others. .
Wooroloo Primary School is located in the beautiful bush, semi-rural community of Wooroloo with students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. These include property owners with small farms, business people and people who live in the area because of the environment and/or the rental opportunities that exist. The majority of our students commenced at the school in Kindergarten and enjoy the benefits of small class sizes, enabling a more nurturing student/teacher relationship. The school has a close association with the other schools in the Hills, with students participating in a wide range of sports and other activities collaboratively with the Hills Education Community (HECS) Group.
Our dedicated and professional staff works collaboratively together and in partnership with parents and the broader school community to ensure stimulating and enriching learning experiences for all students. Our programs include;
• Laptops for individual students
• Interactive smartboards in all classes.
• Italian Language classes for years 1-6.
• Physical Education - The school offers a range of sporting opportunities through regular visits by professional sporting organisations and is included in the Eastern Hills Schools Sports Association.
• Music Program, P - 6
• SIMS Music
• Home/school computer programs such as our Lexile reading program
• In-term Swimming
Research clearly indicates that a positive relationship between the home and school enhances children’s educational outcomes and at Wooroloo PS, we place great value on communicating with our school community. This website gives you a general overview of the operations of the school and we also have a number of other communication methods including Connect, School Text Messaging, Facebook and our P&C Association.
If you are new to Wooroloo Primary School, I encourage you to explore our website and get to know us.
Should you have any queries, or require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.
Our educational philosophy is based upon students having the ability and willingness to learn and continue learning throughout their lifetimes. To enable the students to achieve their academic and social potential, our school has developed a strong positive, collaborative and cooperative cuOur educational philosophy is based upon students having the ability and willingness to learn and continue learning throughout their lifetimes. To enable the students to achieve their academic and social potential, our school has developed a strong positive, collaborative and cooperative culture within the school community. In this context, the learning needs of students, the professional knowledge and enthusiasm of staff and the expectations of the community are used to establish quality learning and teaching programs and to maximise the educational opportunity and potential for each student.lture within the school community. In this context, the learning needs of students, the professional knowledge and enthusiasm of staff and the expectations of the community are used to establish quality learning and teaching programs and to maximise the educational opportunity and potential for each student.
Wooroloo Primary School was established in 1903 and has been situated on the current site since the 1970's. The school continues to grow with an enrolment of 80 students in 2015 increasing to 87 students at the start of 2016. Students' individual needs are identified and there is a strong feeling of community in the school. The school has continued with the process of rebuilding and increasing student numbers by raising the profile of the school. The vision for the future is strong with an IT focus and a commitment to personalising the learning experience for each student.