Education at Wodonga Primary School strives to Engage Learning and Expand Minds. Our school community believes that by providing a stimulating and engaging culture, we foster inquisitive learning and generate a 'desire to learn' in all stakeholders.
A school day at Wodonga PS is a dynamic learning experience for all students. Our flexible learning spaces enable students to learn in a wide variety of situations. Through individual and group work, students learn from each other and build independence and collaboration. Students are challenged to expand their minds in learning and to be aware of their learning progress.
Classes are structured into year level groups with students using our learning pods to share and communicate their achievements. Learning continues in specialist areas of Art, Physical Education, Music and Languages (Japanese).
Keeping learning visible supports the development of our learning culture. Students use the five learner qualities of:
Connect - Question - Persist - Reflect - Self-Aware
To assist you navigate our vast grounds and buildings, please refer to the School Plan.
The wearing of school uniform is compulsory. Attractive, practical, unisex summer and winter uniforms are available through the uniform shops in Wodonga. Other selected uniform items are available from the school office. Uniform wide-brimmed hats are to be worn outside during sport and play, particularly in Terms 1 & 4.
At Wodonga Primary School we believe in clear reporting of each student's progress. Families are provided with a comprehensive written report in June and December which outlines student growth, achievement and areas for focus.
Student-led Conferences are held in June for students to share their learning journey. Interviews are also held as the need arises throughout the year.
School reports are available via Compass during the last week of Terms 2 & 4. The Term 4 report will include your child's classroom placement for the following year at Wodonga Primary.
Having a positive start to schooling is very important in creating a confident learner. At Wodonga Primary School we provide an extensive transition program in Term 4 to introduce our pre-schoolers to aspects of primary school life and our Year 6s to secondary college. Foundation families are encouraged to come along to pre-arranged activities such as library sessions, classroom sessions, play sessions, etc.
Transition events occur in Term 4 for all students to ensure that they approach their next year's learning with confidence.
The school aims to raise approximately $25,000 per year to fund programs. This is done through fundraising and parent payment of the school levies. The 2015 fee is $150 per student which covers their Class Materials & Book Pack (for the school year). Students participating in excursions, camps, sporting events, cultural performances and the Slow Food program attend these on a user-pays basis.
Please speak with our Business Manager, if you wish to discuss payments or setup a Payment Plan.
Wodonga Primary School has BPAY to assist parents in meeting their financial obligations. Below are the guidelines for which BPAY will be applicable:
Minimum BPAY amount is $20.00
The Biller Code & Reference No. are located on your Statement.
BPAY can be used to pay whole accounts or a specific charge, eg. school excursion.
Where parents select to pay through BPAY instalments, the payment received will be allocated off the old outstanding charge/s first. This excludes voluntary charges raised by the School.
Payments generally take 2 days to come through to the School’s bank account.
Note: that the description you enter with the BPAY payment is unable to download to our software. Please email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the School on 6048 0300 to confirm allocation of payments to specific items.
We have a large staff consisting over 70 members - teachers, integration aides, canteen, administration, library and grounds personnel.
Wodonga Primary School is situated in the City of Wodonga alongside the Murray River and at the gateway to the Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps. The school occupies a 12-acre site close to the centre of the city and boasts extensive grassed ovals and playgrounds.
Newsletters are available via Compass every Monday evening, and are also posted under News & Events.