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 2012 all classes are operating in stimulating, flexible and innovative learning environments involving collaborative teamwork between teachers and students.
We share a full sized gymnasium with the community and have an extensively equipped music room and a well resourced library and art room to support our learning programs. We provide the children from Prep-6 with highly engaging Art, Music and Physical Education specialist programs.
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.
Our school prides itself on integrating our extensive Information and Communication Technology across the curriculum and in 2011 and 2012 we have engaged a 0.5 Digital learning Coach to improve teacher and student efficacies and skills. The technology is used as an innovative and engaging tool to support our programs including the utilisation of the Ultranet from Prep-6. All students in Years 4-6 use their own personal netbook to support their learning.
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 135 students in seven grades enrolled at the school who enjoy an attractive, safe and stimulating learning environment.