ABOUT WOORI YALLOCK
We are blessed with some of the best grounds for a school as well as an amazing outlook over the mountains and the Upper Yarra Valley.
The Teaching & Learning that happens both inside and outside our classrooms is based on latest research. Examples of this include using the Fountas & Pinnell toolkit for reading comprehension, SWST for spelling and Michael Ymer’s planning tools and resources for numeracy. Our fantastic teachers are complemented by Literacy coaches and Math Specialists. This enables us to provide a comprehensive program that caters for all students. We also have specialist teachers in Art, LOTE, ICT and P.E.
Providing a supportive, positive and caring environment is also a priority. Our School Chaplain and Primary Welfare Officer work effectively with all staff members to support the emotional needs and wellbeing of all students.
We are an environmentally friendly school with features such as a frog bog, vegetable garden, native flora area and water tanks that provide the greater proportion of water required for daily use. Our grounds are spacious and allow for both active and passive play. Features include a double basketball court sealed area, three separate play equipment areas, a grassed oval as well as extensive gardens and lawn.
Our school motto is ‘Take Pride At All Times’ – feel free to contact us at any time for a school visit to see for yourself what a great school we have.
Woori Yallock Primary School is located in the township of Woori Yallock in the semi-rural Upper Yarra Valley some 60 kilometres from Melbourne GPO.
We provide a comprehensive curriculum, personalised learning, exceptional teaching and high expectations. We ensure that when students graduate, all opportunities in life are open to them. Our school has doubled in its student population in the past 8 years and currently has 320 students. This growth is not due to any new housing developments. Growth is due to much improved teaching methods and outstanding academic results. Our parents now feel pride and confidence in their local school. The school continues to dominate the Yarra Valley Schools Public Speaking Competition which it has won the past five years in a row. (Jena’s winning speech last year can be found on a video, in the student life tab on this website).
Woori Yallock P.S. provides a safe, secure, challenging and stimulating learning environment. We specifically target individual learning needs and demonstrate excellence in relation to all of the key learning areas. The school has invested in ICT resources and has a 1-2 ratio which includes iPads, chrome books and desk top computers. The technology is used to support our engaging research based teaching programs.
Over the past number of years the school has had regular visits from other schools (15 in 2018) who come to see Woori Yallock Primary School's lesson structure and workshop model which has been held up as exemplary practice by the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.
We have a number of innovative intervention programs in place for both Literacy and Numeracy that are highly effective and popular with our students. These programs include Fast For Word, Levelled Literacy Intervention, and QuickSmart Literacy and Numeracy. We ensure that students do not fall through the gaps. Students that need to be challenged and extended are also catered for.
Our emphasis on educating the whole child is demonstrated by being a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program school and that we also offer electives that come from ideas formulated by our Junior School Council. Other programs we run include gender based classes; ‘Boys to Men’ and ‘Believe’ for our Grade 5/6 students.
Our beautiful grounds are a real feature of the school along with the fantastic scenery as a backdrop. We are an environmentally friendly school with features such as a frog bog, vegetable garden, native flora area, chook shed, pet enclosure and water tanks.
The school is entering into the government pilot program 'Greener Government School Buildings' which will see it producing more green energy to lessen the schools carbon footprint.
Our school values are ‘High Expectations and Respect’, while our school motto is 'Take Pride At All Times'.
Through a comprehensive curriculum, personalised learning, exceptional teaching and high expectations we ensure that when students graduate, all opportunities in life will be open to them. This will be provided in a safe and supportive environment that promotes life long learning.
We have two core values at Woori Yallock Primary School.
Ensure that our whole school community’s words and actions reflect high standards of personal and academic achievement and that student goals are extending all of their capabilities.
Caring for and having high regard for yourself, all others and your environment. Listening to beliefs and opinions without judgement and accepting diversity.