Vision & Values
At Woodlands we are passionate about providing each and every student with the opportunity to learn and succeed. Our staff are dedicated and committed to developing a learning environment which maximises the educational needs of every child. At the heart of the educational program of learning and experience at Woodlands is the welfare and happiness of our students.
Woodlands offers a stimulating learning environment that aims to nurture responsible, confident and caring students who have high self-esteem, self discipline and respect for others. We aim to ensure that our students become resilient, compassionate, adaptable and well-informed members of their community.
We provide a welcoming, friendly and caring learning environment where individuals are encouraged to live by the values reflected in our school house names; Loyalty, Friendship, Endeavour and Perseverance.
Our School Vision of ‘BE YOUR BEST’ permeates every aspect of school life at Woodlands. It is a belief, attitude, philosophy and way of thinking that pervades every thing that we do and at every level.
Welcome to Woodlands.
Our school provides a welcoming, friendly and caring learning environment where individual are encourage to live by the principle of ‘BE YOUR BEST’.
At Woodlands we strive to;
- Celebrate success
- Have high expectations in everything we do
- Develop a community of active learners, with a love of learning
- Teach children how to learn
- Constantly build positive, productive relationships
- Develop, guide and challenge or students to become model citizens and future leaders
- Develop resilient and positive students.
I invite you to share in and contribute to the uniqueness of Woodlands.
School Leadership Team
Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Student Wellbeing Team
Support Inclusion Coordinator
Thrive Positive Education Coordinator
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Year One Team
Year Two Team
Sarah Di Paolo
Year Three Team
Year Four Team
Year Five Team
Year Six Team
Simone De Ruyter
Student Engagement & Physical Education
Physical Education & School Camps
ICT, Media, P.E. & Library
LOTE - Auslan
Tutor Learning Initiative Team
Tutor Learning Leader
Classroom Support & Integration Team
Facilities & Grounds
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What is a school council and what does it do?
All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, the Woodlands School Council plays a key role in:
- supporting the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students
- school accountability and improvement processes, and
- the endorsement of key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents.
Our School Council consists of 8 elected parent members, 4 elected members of staff, and the Principal, with two optional School Council appointed community members.
Terms of Office
The term of office is for two years.
Who is on the school council?
There are three possible categories of membership:
- A mandated elected parent category.
More than one third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be parent members at their child’s school.
- A mandated elected DET employee category.
Members of this category may make up no more than one third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
- An optional community member category.
Its members are co-opted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be community members.
The term of office for members is two years. Half the members must retire each year and this creates vacancies for the annual school council elections.
Child Safety & Wellbeing
Child safety and wellbeing at Woodlands Primary School: information for families and the school community
Woodlands Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:
- Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
- Child Safety Code of Conduct
- Child Safe Standards Risk Register
- Child safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
- Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
- Bullying Prevention Policy
- Volunteers Policy
- Digital Learning Policy
(All these policies can be found here)
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Woodlands Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the principal or assistant principal.