Werrimull P-12 School is located in the Millewa region of far north-west Victoria, seventy five kilometres west of Mildura. Werrimull P-12 School's motto is "Striving to Achieve". Our school community is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all endeavours and is proud of its tradition of individual care. We value the right of every child to achieve to their full potential, both academically and physically and aim to create a positive environment in which students are encouraged to gain self confidence, self esteem and a sense of pride and direction.?
Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are the values shared by our school community. These were developed in consultation with staff, students and the broader community and underpin all school policies, procedures and protocols.
A broad comprehensive curriculum to all students (P-10) covers each of the three strands of the Victorian Educational Learning Standards. A wide range of VCE and VET subjects are offered. Small class sizes offer the opportunity for extra individual attention and monitoring of students.??Literacy and Numeracy enhancement and individual needs are addressed through the following programs: You Can Do It, Nelson Maths, Reading Workshops, Reading Intervention (SELL), Netbook 1:1, Lexile Reading, Web 2 Tools, Waddington Spelling and Reading, Mathletics and Burt Word at a P-6 level. In the 7 – 10 learning areas we offer accelerated maths, electives, specialist learning areas (authentic), MIP’s and Work Experience programs. The whole school focus is on improving student outcomes and we use data to inform our teaching through On-Demand and TORCH and have a regional based coach to improve teacher practice. Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum is a priority therefore we have coordinators targeting these areas by supporting teachers and students in their learning.??Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of extra curricular activities. These include House and interschool sports, camps, excursions and activities with other schools. Over the past two years we have had students participate in the Alpine and Snowy River School experience allowing them to develop their leadership and teamwork skills.??The physical environment of the school is spacious and pleasant. There are two flexible learning areas catering for individual learning needs, plus specially equipped rooms for Science, Art, Textiles, Materials and Technology and Food Technology. We have interactive white boards, laptops, Netbooks and iPods with which our students engage in 21st Century Education.??The school grounds are well maintained with excellent sporting facilities including a 16 metre swimming pool. We have a proud tradition of sporting excellence and regularly have students participate at state level in swimming, athletics and cross country.