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.
FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
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
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.
2021 School Term Dates
Term 1: 27 January to 1 April
Curriculum Day: Tuesday 9 March
Term 2: 19 April to 25 June
Curriculum Days: TBA
Term 3: 12 July to 17 September
Term 4: 4 October to 17 December
School day timetable
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
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
Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 5.00pm
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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.psw.com.au/
Please sign into your account and follow the instructions on how to order school uniforms.
Leapkids Holiday Program @ WSPS
Bookings are now open for Leapkids 2021 Autumn Holiday Program!
The Autumn program will be run in accordance with our COVID-19 safety Plan, and offers a diverse mix of interactive incursions and daily hands on activities that will educate and entertain all our children.
See the full Autumn holiday schedule and book online at www.leapkids.com.au
For more information please contact us on 1300 366 235.
2022 Foundation School Tours
We are now open to take bookings for 2022 school tours. Please call the school office on 9484 3949 to book a tour.
More information about our enrolment process can be found by going to the ‘Enrolment and Payments’ tab and then go to ‘Enrolling your child’ under that tab
COVID Safe Public Event Regstration Form
Please click on the link below to read the COVID Safe Event Checklist for FASE fundraising events held at Wales Street Primary School.
WSPS Chess Club
Jim Cannon is the WSP Chess Club Coach and will be resuming private lessons in Term 2. Chess Club runs during lunch time on Tuesdays. Participants get the opportunity to represent WSPS in Chess Competitions throughout the year.
For more information please download flyer from the link below