It is with pride that we welcome you to our school.
Glenroy West Primary School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school with an outstanding learning program, modern facilities and features pleasant native gardens.
The educational approach at Glenroy West Primary School is to nurture the individual talents of children, so they become critical thinkers and lifelong learners, open to the differences that exist in our global community.
Glenroy West Primary School has high quality, professional teachers, which is the fundamental requirement for optimum learning. Specialist support teachers complete the teaching team.
In addition to an excellent academic curriculum, Glenroy West Primary School also has special programs including Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education.
We are a diverse, friendly and close-knit community at Glenroy West Primary School, and our doors are always open to everyone with an extended hand of friendship.
Glenroy West Primary School is now a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Glenroy West primary School believes is important for our children.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), THE Middle YEARS PROGRAMME (MYP), OR THE Diploma Programme.
Glenroy West Primary School has a thought provoking, challenging curriculum providing opportunities for each student to reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally.
Numeracy and literacy are the main focus points in each year level to ensure a sound grounding for life in these areas.
In the Early Years classrooms, Prep-2, learning will be scaffolded and oral language will be enhanced through rich and meaningful experiences that are related to children's interests.
Learning at Glenroy West Primary School is student centred and independence is encouraged and a strong emphasis is based on research skills, personal organisation and open ended activities which enable each student to be excited and engaged in their learning and to foster an interest in lifelong learning.
Individual differences are catered for using a variety of strategies such as small group activities and independent learning tasks.
All Key Learning Areas: Mathematics, English, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education.
The Arts are included in the curriculum with additional involvement in Information and Communications Technology, Cultural programs, Outdoor experience/ Camps, the Humanities and Civics, Citizenship and Values.
Parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress at Glenroy West Primary School with face to face meetings and a detailed continuous outcome reporting regime.
Glenroy West Primary School is committed to providing the very best learning experiences for your child.
We welcome you to contact the Principal at any time to discuss how our professional teaching staff are able to extend and challenge your child.
We are now also providing English as an Additional language (EAL):
We are a school made up of many learners who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The students who require additional English are taught explicit English language teaching with extra classes and support. To address this need some students attend English as an additional language as a separate program to ensure their English speaking, reading and writing develops.
Facilities at Glenroy West Primary School include a multi-purpose hall, well resourced library, visual arts room and performing arts space. Students have frequent access to learning technologies, through school netbooks and larger laptop computers.
The grounds are large and well maintained and feature an oval where kids can play football and cricket or just a run around.
There are separate shaded playground areas for our prep and junior students and a shaded playground area for our middle and senior students.
At Glenroy West Primary School all students share the experience of singing, dancing, movement, drama, dance and musical games. Students are also given the opportunity to perform regularly at school and to the community and at a celebration concert at the end of the year.
Once a week ABC Music teachers visit GWPS to teach students that elected to play an instrument or sing in the school choir. They also showcase their talents in an end of the year concert.
Students gain experiences in the Art area of drawing, painting, printing, construction, modelling and threads and textiles. Each term we focus on one of the Art elements of Line, Colour, Texture, Shape, Tone and Pattern.
Student achievements are celebrated in displays throughout the school and there are many opportunities to contribute to collaborative artworks to enhance our school environment.
The students in the junior grades experience a Perceptual Motor Program which encourages students to explore and develop their fine and gross motor skills in ball handling, climbing and dance.
Participation in interschool sport reduces the emphasis on winning and losing and encourages maximum participation by girls and boys in a variety of sports.
The York Street Kindergarten for three and four year old children is located in York Street Glenroy on our school site. The kindergarten is managed by the Northern Schools Early Years Cluster, and offers a high quality program for both 3 and 4 Year old children. For more information about the 3 and 4 year old programs or the Speech Therapy service please contact York Street Kindergarten on 9304 3308 or alternatively the Glenroy West office on 9306-8955.