Winchelsea Primary School is located in the township midway between Geelong and Colac on the Princes Highway. Our school buildings and grounds support our extensive and engaging curriculum and in 2013 all classes are operating in stimulating, flexible and innovative learning environments involving collaborative teamwork between teachers and students.
Winchelsea Primary School shares a full sized gymnasium with the community and have well equipped performing arts, library and visual arts spaces to support our learning programs. We are currently working hard to update and improve many of the facilities. During 2013 we resufaced our Tennis Court and Cricket Nets and we are currently in the planning stages of redesigning our front entrance and Netball court area which we hope to complete by mid 2014. Winchelsea Primary School has also been accepted into the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program so throughout 2014 we will be adding new vegetable gardens and an orchard to implement this program. We also offer an After School Care program.
Winchelsea Primary School is committed to continuous improvement and achieving excellence in teaching and learning at every level and there is a strong commitment to improving our results in Literacy and Numeracy. Our curriculum provides exciting and flexible learning programs designed to meet students' individual needs involving the following whole school approaches: Writers Workshop, CAFE Reading and an extensive Numeracy program. We provide the children from Prep-6 with highly engaging Visual Art, Performing Arts and Physical Education specialist programs.
Our school prides itself on integrating our extensive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across the curriculum. The technology is used as an innovative and engaging tool to support our programs. All students in Years 4-6 have their own personal netbook to support their learning. Students at all levels have access to computers within their classroom and there are class sets of iPads for years Prep- Year 2 and Year 3- Year 6. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards or interactive televisions.
There is strong partnership between parents and staff, with a high level of parent participation on school council, as classroom helpers, in student mentoring, in student-led conferences and in fundraising and social activities.
There are currently 141 students enrolled at the school who enjoy an attractive, safe and stimulating learning environment.