School Profile

Thomastown West Primary School was established in 1971 and is located approximately 20 kilometres north of the CBD. The school site is adjacent to Thomastown Secondary College and the schools share some sports facilities and a joint car park.

The school services a ‘working class multicultural’ community. We have over 40 nationalities represented in our school community. This profile has remained constant for the past five years. In 2014 we have approx 340 students.

The school staff is currently 30, many of whom are part time. 22 are teachers (three of whom are male). The 8 non teaching staff includes 3 office staff, 3 integration aides and 2 Welfare staff. Additional staff includes three in the Out of School Hours program.

Our school curriculum has a major focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Each day 2 hours of Literacy is taught and 5 hours of numeracy every week. Our specialist include: Science, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Computer classes (called ICT).

For students who require extra assistance, we offer programs such as Reading Recovery and Literacy Support. We also have an Oral Language program for students where English is their second language and who need some assistance.

We also offer programs that extend and enhance student's abilities. We will continue to offer the Maths Olympiad program. We also have specialised music programs such as instrumental lessons, choir and a school band.

In 2012 we moved into new facilties that promote 21st Century Learning.  It is also part of the Main Street Precinct Plan. The Main Street Precinct involves: our Primary School, Maternal Health Centre, Kindergarten, Recreation facilities (including a public swimming pool) and the Thomastown Public Library.

Our school motto is Together Working on Pathways to Success (TWPS).  Education is a partnership between teachers, families and the wider community.  We work together to ensure all students experience success.