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Welcome to West Lakes Shore School

Nestled between the beach and lakes of West Lakes Shore, our school is inclusive, kind and community focused. With outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities we take pride in providing real-life, whole school connected learning experiences, and support the achievement, engagement and wellbeing for all. 

Our school improvement plan prioritises Numeracy and Writing, with a focus on providing challenging learning and better support/targeted resources to ensure growth for every child. School data analysis shows improvements in achievement and student progress and we aim to maintain this momentum.

We operate a Connected Curriculum that brings the whole-school together in shared learning based around the Australian Curriculum. Each term we run a whole-school 'Day of Action'; previous highlights include our anti-bullying 'Buddy Run' and Harmony Day 'Mexican Wave' filmed message. We have a site Wellbeing and Community Hub and implement and teach PEACE Pack and other relevant social and emotional programs to ensure students are equipped with the skills to respond to, and be proactive around, keeping themselves and others safe from all forms of bullying. 

We have highly skilled specialist teachers offering Performing and Visual Arts, Physical Education, Music and Japanese, alongside a wide-range of extra-curricular learning experiences, including SALA art, Numerical Accumen, Japanese Cultural Day, STEAM community projects, camps, sports, SAPSASA, choir, Festival of Music, music tuition and aquatics. We have an extensive after school sports program supported by family volunteers and a proud history of awards in District SAPSASA and State sports events. 

All staff and students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and lead in areas of passion, with action teams such as the Nature Play, Media and IT and Harmony Day Crew, alongside student lead project management such as the Ninja Play-space. Students undertake leadership roles as Wellbeing Warriors, School Tour Ambassadors, Media and Library Ambassadors, Nature Play Crew, Aboriginal and Senior Leaders, House Leaders and Student Voice. At a leadership day senior students co-create, with input from staff, suggested roles and responsibilities.

Our 'Partnership in Learning' with our families is of utmost importance to us. We invite families to be part of our community drive to provide the best achievement, engagement and wellbeing for all. Family members are welcome to volunteer throughout the school by, participating in excursions and camps, coaching sports, volunteering in the canteen or library, joining the Community Network or nominating for Governing Council and associated committees. We also offer insights into learning to assist them to support their child in key areas such as phonics and number.

Our school uses the SkoolBag app for quick communication of events, newsletters and other various important information within our school community. All class teachers use Seesaw. Make sure you download these apps today to stay up to date. We also have a school Facebook page to celebrate success and share highlights where you can join and become a member of our Community Network. This network, run by our GC community representative, seeks to build a positive and connected community. 

We look forward to the opportunity to share our school with you on an upcoming Principal tour. We have regular tours throughout the year. Dates are available and bookings can be made via this website. We look forward to meeting you in the near future. 

Carol and the WLSS staff.