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


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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 2023
Start date Finish date
Term 1

30 January (Grade 1-6)

3 February (Foundation)

6 April (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 2 24 April 23 June (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 3 10 July 15 September (2.30PM Dismissal)
Term 4 2 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.

PSW Kew East
12 Strathalbyn St, East Kew, Victoria, 3102
Ph: 03 9819 7809

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 1:25-1:50 daily.

Term 1 2023 LUNCH CLUBS

School Nurse

Wales Street Primary School employs a Registered Nurse with nursing experience, from 10:30 am until 2:30 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.


Looking For Classroom Link?

We have a website links that your children use regularly in class activities. These are all under the “School links” button, which you’ll find up in the header row on every page of our website (right next to the school’s contact details).

PSW - School Uniforms

Please visit the PSW uniform website for your child’s uniform needs:


Wales Street Primany is an eSmart Accreditation School

We are pleased to announce that Wales Street Primary School has achieved ‘eSmart’ accreditation with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

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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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school redevelopment plans

Future Redevelopment Plans

Check out our Vision & Progress and find out how you can help.
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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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wales st primary book club

Book Club

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