Welcome to Warrnambool Primary School.

Warrnambool Primary School has been operating from this site in Jamieson St since 1876. We have a very long and proud history of delivering quality educative programs in a safe and nurturing environment.

The well-being of our students is our top priority. Our vision is to provide an inclusive education, nurturing students to flourish and reach their academic, social and emotional potential. Our school values of confidence, curiosity, positivity and pride are those which we live by at Warrnambool Primary School. Our wellbeing program focuses on strengthening our school culture. We encourage our students and staff to be positive people – to take notice of themselves and others; to give of themselves; to be active in our school and community life; to connect with each other; and to become life-long learners.

At Warrnambool Primary School we have a dedicated, experienced, and skilled staff who deliver the best programs for our students. We understand how students learn and we ensure that planning and instruction is in line with research. Our core instructional programs focus on teaching key concepts, skills, and knowledge through Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). EDI is an approach to learning based on up-to-date research and evidence to maximise student engagement and opportunities for learning. Teachers deliver effective instruction through a range of strategies including explicit modelling, engagement norms, corrective feedback, and consistent embedded routines to benefit all students and maximise learning opportunities. 

We are fortunate to have four specialist subjects with content delivered by specialist teachers: 

– L.O.T.E (Japanese)

– Physical Education 

– Art 

– Science

We have well developed and long-standing cultural programs such as our Koorie engagement program and English as an Additional Language program. The Tutor Learning Initiative provides extra assistance for those students who require support in their learning. 

Our friendly administration and office staff keep our school running smoothly by maintaining open communication between the school and families. Our Business Manager ensures our school is well resourced and financially sound. It’s a team effort at Warrnambool Primary School and we encourage all Parents and Carers to be involved in their child’s primary school years. 

Our welcoming and dedicated Warrnambool Primary Parents Association (WPPA) organise many great fundraising events. Our School Council coordinate sub-committees and drive many of our school improvement policies. This is a strong representative group with varied skills and a range of experiences.

We have much to celebrate and offer at Warrnambool Primary School. I extend a warm welcome to all existing and prospective families.

 Peter Lee