Principal

Evan Hughes

I would like to acknowledge the Gunung-Willam Balluk people as the traditional owner of the land on which we meet and pay our respects to Elders past present & emerging. Inclusion and First Nations is a pivotal school priority under the Human Rights Charter as well embrace cultural & Koori perspectives

 

I have the honour of being Principal at this school for 18-years, and six years as a principal at another school previously and extensive teaching career prior to that. My purpose has been to create a cohesive community culture at Willmott Park. This is an exemplary school with a highly committed staff. Parents are supportive and the welfare of students is a priority.  The school has a culture where everybody is learning, innovation is seen as the norm and challenges seen as opportunities.

Willmott Park Primary School provides a complete package for your student with an increasing diversification of family background and culture that brings a rich & positive perspective for the community. Willmott Park is a modern designed school with the latest technologies, comprehensive curriculum & specialist programs and attractive grounds.

 

Staff professional learning is an ongoing priority to ensure that our teachers are highly skilled to prepare students for a changing & challenging world. The school strives to provide the best learning opportunities for all students.

Specialist programs for all students include Physical Education, Science, and Visual Arts, Music (including violin & instrumental music), EAL (English as an Additional Language) and a Deaf Facility operates within the school that currently has 10 students enrolled. Deaf students receive specialist learning from our teacher of the deaf as well as integrated into mainsteam classes. Digital Learning through access to a 1-1 IPad program & sets of Netbooks challenge to students to pursue learning beyond the classroom

 

A number of intervention programs support students with specific learning needs this includes targeted tutoring (3-teachers) for students that may have fallen behind due to COVID school lockdowns in 2020. In addition an INSPIRED phonics-based program focusses on students reading from year 1-6. Both of these programs will support over 200 —students this year to future-proof them with their learning.

Many organised lunchtime activities foster engagement & alternative opportunities. Extra-curricular programs are a big feature that includes EB (RACV Energy Breakthrough),

 

A school operated OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) program is housed in a modern free-standing, purpose-built & well equipped facility with easy access by parents from the street.

 

An Explore and learn program links directly to Literacy and Numeracy. Prep students are engaged in a range of rich learning experiences, based upon investigations and project work which integrate other curriculum areas. The individual learning for each child is tailored to their needs.

 

Evan N Hughes