Contact

238 Wilson Street
Colac VIC 3250
P: 03 5232 1170
E: colac.sw.ps@education.vic.gov.au

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Principal’s Message

Colac south west primary school

Principal’s Message

Hello, my name is Stephen Barry and I am the Principal of Colac South West Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I warmly welcome you to our school. It is my belief that students come to school to learn about different things, have fun and develop friendships which can last forever.

There are many things that I believe makes Colac South West a great place to be; the commitment to learning, the sense of community, the focus on student wellbeing, the opportunities to be creative, and the fun and enjoyment that our students and staff experience daily.

Our school is committed to the development of the whole child academically, physically, socially and emotionally. There is a strong emphasis on developing students’ Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as the opportunity to participate in a diverse curriculum covering all of the main areas including specialist programs in Art, Physical Education and Indonesian. We place a high importance on providing learning support and enrichment programs to ensure that we cater for the individual needs of our students. Our teaching and learning programs encourage students to reach their highest potential.

Our school’s REACH values – Respect, Engage, Achieve, Care and Honesty describe the guiding principles and beliefs of the school community, and are designed to underpin all that we do. These values support our use of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework to create and maintain an environment where our children can be happy, safe, expressive, creative and engaged in learning.

We are fortunate to have extensive grounds and modern buildings which provide a good foundation upon which a quality education program can be built. We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to establish an environment which encourages and facilitates a positive learning partnership between students, teachers and families. The home-school partnership is powerful and it is only when we all work together that the potential of every student can be achieved.
I am proud to be the Principal of Colac South West Primary School and invite you to tour our school, discuss your child’s needs and to see and hear what we have to offer. I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Stephen Barry

Principal