wales st primary assembly

Our school

Since our school gates first opened in 1891, Wales Street Primary School has thrived as a central part of the Northcote and Thornbury community that we call home. As an accredited IB school, we’re here to help our students achieve their very best, and to help foster a love of life-long learning.


Hello – and welcome to Wales Street! As I look around our school each day, I’m surrounded by busy kids and equally busy staff; learning, teaching, playing, growing. We’re here to deliver a well-rounded program for our kids, one that’s focused not just on their academic development, but also on their social and emotional development and wellbeing.

In recent years I’ve had the privilege of helping to oversee and implement extensive refinements to our core literacy and numeracy programs. In 2015 we gained accreditation to deliver the International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Program, and this underpins our delivery of the overarching Victorian Curriculum.

You’ll find lots of helpful information about our learning and student welfare programs here on this website, as well as a taste of what it’s like to be part of this amazing Wales Street community.

Jenny Deeble, Principal


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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Term Dates 2024
Start date Finish date
Term 1

30 January (Grade 1-6)

5 February (Foundation)

28 March (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 2 15 April 28 June (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 3 15 July 20 September (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 4 7 October 20 December (1PM Dismissal)

Curriculum Days TBA

School day timetable

Session Times

Session 1 9:00 – 9:50
Session 2 9:50 – 10:40
Recess 10:40 – 11:10
Session 3 11:10 – 12:00
Session 4 12:00 – 12:50
Lunch eating time 12:50 – 1:00
Lunch play time 1:00 – 1:50
Session 5 1:50 – 2:40
Session 6 2:40 – 3:30

School uniform

Our school uniform is compulsory for all students and must be worn every day. Our uniform colours are red and navy.

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Ph: 03 97680381

Trading hours
Tue-Fri: 9am to 5.00pm
Sat: 10am to 1pm
Mon/Sun: Closed

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School Nurse

Wales Street Primary School employs a Registered Nurse with nursing experience, from 10am until 2:30pm Monday to Friday, (covering both recess and lunchtime).
If your child requires medication at school, such as antibiotics, please complete and return the Short Term Medication Form to the School Office, along with the medication required.

Download short term medication form

2025 School Tours
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Receive updates from the school and view your child’s school information
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Lunch orders

Place lunch orders with Classroom Cuisine
(not available Tuesdays)
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Out of school hours care

Book your Before and After school care with our Theircare providers.

school redevelopment plans

Future Redevelopment Plans

Check out our Vision & Progress and find out how you can help.
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Holiday program

Safe, inclusive and affordable holiday care on site at Wales Street
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