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, Acting Principal

principal at wales st primary thornbury


Keen to know what school life is all about? From important details like the school day timetable, term dates and lunch clubs, right through to student welfare and our annual program of events – have a browse and get a feel for a day in the life of Wales Street.

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Term dates

2020 school term dates

Term 1: 28 January to 27 March
Grades 1-6 begin 29 Jan
Foundation begins 30 Jan
Term 2: 14 April to 26 June
Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

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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Trading hours
Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sun: Closed

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Lunch clubs

Lunch clubs provide opportunities for both enrichment and support, especially for students who may struggle with long lunchtime breaks in the yard. No sign-up required, and students are welcome to attend as often and as many clubs as they like. Clubs typically run from 1:00-1:25 daily.

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School Nurse

Wales Street Primary School employs a Registered Nurse with nursing experience, from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm 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.

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Student welfare

At Wales Street Primary School we believe that everyone has:

  • The right to feel safe and comfortable
  • The right to learn without distraction

These two rights guide our behaviour management processes both in the classroom and in the playground.


Latest newsletter

Get up to speed with what’s happening at Wales Street this week.

first day of school 2020

First day back for 2020

School may be winding up for 2019, but here’s when it all starts up again for 2020…

Tues 28 Jan: staff head back to ready the school for the new school year
Wed 29 Jan: we welcome back Grades 1-6
Thur 30 Jan: first day of school for our brand new Foundation students – welcome to Wales Street!

first day of school 2020

Fete 2020: bring it on!

We’re already gearing up for the 2020 Fete and we need all the helping hands we can find. No job too small! Get involved in this fantastic, community event…

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Lunch orders

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

Casual and ongoing before and after school care for Wales Street kids
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Qkr! payments

Quick and easy school payments using the Qkr! app
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Holiday program

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

Get kids into reading and support the school. Find out how to order.
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