Message from the Principal

 Christian Woodcock

 School Principal

Welcome to Wales Street Primary School.


Our school has a long history and continues to flourish with strong sense of community across the Thornbury and Northcote area. Our staff are committed to delivering a well-rounded program for your child incorporating their social emotional and academic well being.


The school prides itself on delivering quality outcomes in literacy and numeracy and always aspires to further improvement in these core areas.


The school gained accreditation in 2015 to deliver the International Baccalaureate -Primary Years Program which underpins our delivery of the curriculum through the new Victorian Curriculum.


The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Our central purpose is to provide quality learning experiences through a teacher directed, child-centred approach. 


To achieve this, we aim to:

  • Set high expectations for ourselves and our students.
  • Use our collective knowledge of your child to differentiate the learning to ensure success.
  • View parents & carers as partners supporting our students and staff.
  • Ensure learning has an authentic context and is tailored to your child’s needs.

We invite you participate in all our school programs and activities.  I hope that your association with the school will be a long and fruitful one.