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Welcome to West Lakes Shore School R-7

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. Recent school data shows significant improvements in achievement 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 PEACE Pack 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 Japanese Immersion, Numerical Accumen, 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 current action teams in Sustainability, Learning Landscapes, Connected Curriculum, Wellbeing and STEAM. Students undertake leadership roles as Wellbeing Warriors, School Tour Ambassadors, AV and Library Ambassadors, Nature Play Crew, Aboriginal and Senior Leaders, House Leaders and Student Voice.

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.

Our school uses the SkoolBag app for quick communication of events, newsletters and other various important information within our school community. Make sure you download the app today to stay up to date. We also have a school Facebook page to celebrate success and share highlights. A community network ran 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.