Our School

Principal’s Message

Ashwini Sharma

Warringa Park School is a specialist school located in Hoppers Crossing. The school population is drawn from the City of Wyndham and caters for students aged 5 to 18 years who have a diagnosed intellectual disability. Warringa Park is a P-12 school with three campuses – the Warringa Crescent Campus which caters for Foundation to year 6 student, the Bethany Road Campus which caters for years 7 to 12 and the Cayleys Road Campus which offers and alternative vocational education program at a rural campus in Werribee South for students in years 8 to 12. The school currently has an enrolment of 589.

Warringa Park School promotes and values excellence in education for students with additional learning needs. There is a strong belief amongst teaching staff that all students in our school can learn and want to learn and by working together we can make a difference to their learning achievements. The school provides a balanced and personalised curriculum where improved learning outcomes in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology are seen as integral to the achievement of successful post school options. A high level of student engagement and improved student learning is being achieved through a one to one iPad program. The school is an Apple Distinguished School.

The school provides a stimulating, safe, challenging and flexible learning environment where student achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. The facilities and centres of learning are spacious, bright and well-resourced to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. In 2018 it was recognised in the Victorian Excellence Awards for Outstanding Inclusive Education.

The home-school partnership is highly valued and we welcome parent involvement in our school to ensure that our students have access to all the supports they require in their learning.

Please feel free to contact the Principal Team – Caitriona Toland, Danielle Heckmann, Amy Byrne, Tim Hilton or myself – at any time on 03 9749 5774.

Ashwini Sharma,
Principal

Vision

Excellent Education for Every Student.

Purpose Statement
Whole School

We are committed to creating an inclusive, challenging and supportive learning environment for every student.

Later Years

Students at our campus explore local and global issues by engaging in experiences that support their personalised pathway. These interest based authentic experiences have the clear purpose of building skills for students to participate and communicate successfully in the world beyond our campus.

Objective

Ensure that students have access to a rich, diverse curriculum that is sequential and connected, catering for different learning styles and meeting individual needs.

Motto

Imagine the possibilities

Values
Learning
Working Together
Respect

At Warringa Park School as Students we:

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Come to school every day

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Do Our Best

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Listen to our teachers and classmates

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Stay on task

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Help our teachers and classmates

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Treat property carefully

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Keep ourselves and classroom clean

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Make healthy choices

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Wear our school uniform every day

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Help our teachers and classmates

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Share and take turns

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Speak Politely to others

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Have positive interactions with our peers

Warringa Park School Story

School Council

The School Council plays an important and valued role in the development of Warringa Park School. It has elected representation from both the staff and from the parent community and is responsible for the financial, policy and strategic direction of the school. The School Council works in partnership with the school to deliver improved learning outcomes for our students and to support the staff to achieve this. It meets eight times a year to specifically address the following:

  • Establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Approving the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
  • Developing, reviewing and updating school policies
  • Raising funds for school-related purposes
  • Maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Entering into contracts (such as for cleaning or construction work)
  • Reporting annually to the school community and to the DET
  • Creating interest in the school in the wider community
  • Listening to the views of the community
Meeting Dates

AGM: 6:30pm, Monday 15th March 2021

Council meets at 7:00pm on:

Monday 15th February
Monday 15th March
Monday 3rd May
Monday 7th June
Monday 26th July
Monday 13th September
Monday 18th October
Monday 6th December

Fundraising Committee

Warringa Park School has a Fundraising Sub-Committee which meet on various suitable dates. If you would like any further information regarding this committee, please contact the school on 03 9749 5774.

Leadership Team

Principal
Ashwini Sharma

Assistant Principals
Caitriona Toland – Cayleys Road Campus Principal | Secondary | INCLUSION
Tim Hilton – Bethany Road Campus Principal | COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Danielle Heckmann – Upper Primary | WELLBEING & INNOVATION
Kelly Botha – Lower Primary | CURRICULUM & ENGAGEMENT

Leading Teachers
Stacey Hilder – Upper Primary
Natalie Marcok – Lower Primary
Kimberly Zammit – Bethany Road Campus 8-10

Allied Health Leader
Roisin Dalton

Assistant Campus Leader
Chris Cordell – Cayleys Road Campus
Jessica Heath – Bethany Road Campus

Assistant Team Leader
Jessica Hay – Upper Primary
Tamara Collett – Lower Primary

Specialist Team Leader
Brian Smith – Warringa Crescent Campus
PK Whakamoe – Bethany Road & Cayley’s Road Campuses

Business Manager
Sharon Veale