ABOUT WOORI YALLOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Woori Yallock Primary School is situated in the Yarra Ranges and 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 and learning that happens both inside and outside the classroom is based on latest research. We use Fountas & Pinnell toolkit for reading comprehension, SWST for spelling and Michael Ymer’s planning tools and resources for numeracy. Our teachers are complemented by literacy coaches and math specialists, enabling 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 our 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, solar panels 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. We have a double basketball court sealed area, three separate play equipment areas, a grassed oval as well as extensive gardens and lawn.
We are very grateful that in the 2020 State Budget, it was announced that we will receive $10.5 million dollars to upgrade the school buildings, and turn them into more modern learning spaces. Construction will begin during 2022, however this will not impact the normal running of the school. We look forward to seeing the new buildings come to fruition.
Our school motto is ‘Take Pride At All Times’. Our four houses are Barraring (water), Barak (Indigenous chief) Toolebewong (mountain) and Muyan (wattle) reflect the areas indigenous past.
At Woori Yallock Primary School 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 9 years and currently has 376 students. This growth is due to the improved teaching methods and outstanding academic results. Our parents now feel pride and confident in their local school. The school continues to dominate the Yarra Valley Schools Public Speaking Competition which it has won the past six years in a row. (If you would like to see some examples of our students in action, please click on the student life tab)
Woori Yallock Primary School provides a safe, secure, challenging and stimulating learning environment. We specifically target individual learning needs and demonstrate excellence in all of the key learning areas. The school has invested in ICT resources which includes iPads and chrome books. The technology is used to support our engaging research based teaching programs.
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, pre lit, levelled literacy intervention, and QuickSmart literacy and numeracy. We ensure that students do not fall through the gaps. We also cater for students that need to be challenged and extended.
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.
Our school values are ‘High Expectations and Respect’, while our school motto is 'Take Pride At All Times'.
One of my favourite things to do in my role as Principal is to show prospective parents our great students, teachers and school. If you would like a tour, click on the school tour tab of our website or contact us on 5964 7258 and one our friendly administration staff will book a tour for you.
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.