Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,



It was great last Thursday evening celebrating the opening of our cultural garden with a smoking ceremony led by Uncle Rob Lowe Snr with help from his son Rob Lowe.

The cultural area itself looks fantastic and we are now in the process of purchasing indigenous grasses and flowering plants to add a further natural dimension to the learning space. Several classes are holding meetings in the area as part of their check in and daily discussion which is the intended purpose so that is very pleasing. I was fortunate to attend the Worn Gundidj Nursery with our Year 6 Koorie students and Mrs Mills where we tasted native fruits and plants and discussed the best options for our planting program. We can’t wait to see how this takes shape and we may look to extend this planting program across other parts of the school. 


Thank-you to all families who attended our welcome family picnic last Thursday afternoon. It was a beautiful late summer afternoon which helped boost the attendance. Combined with our opening of the cultural garden it was a great night for our school.



On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd publically apologised, on behalf of the Federal Government, to the Stolen Generations – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities by successive colonial and Australian governments.

The Stolen Generations refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities as children. We remembered this event this week and commented on the need for all of us to show leadership as we strive for reconciliation.



At our assembly on Monday morning we formally acknowledged the student leadership teams at Warrnambool Primary School.

Students from Year 6 were presented with their badges signifying their leadership roles.

Leadership teams include; JSC Ambassadors (formerly executive), Community, Sports, Sustainability, STEAM, Library, Administration, Koorie and Multicultural.

We are proud of our students and look forward to them growing into their roles as the year progresses with added responsibility. It is also an opportunity for them to model strong leadership which will have a positive influence on the younger students. 




The WPPA fundraising committee do a fantastic job organising events and fund-raisers for our school. We are very keen for helpers to join the committee or put yourself forward to assist with events. The WPS Colour Run is fast approaching and we will need parents from all year levels to help assist on the day. If you are able to help please let your child’s teacher know or contact Skye at the school office on 5561 5955. All fundraising efforts this year will go to our quest to construct a much needed new basketball/netball court. This will be quite an expensive exercise so all help counts.



What great excitement we had around the school yesterday for Zooper Dooper Day.

It was such a great success and with the warmer weather still around, we have decided to have another one next Thursday 23rd February.


We have a very committed and highly skilled school council membership in 2023 but we have two parent vacancies. If you are interested in nominating for school council for the next two school years please contact me for a nomination form. In the event that we have more than two interested nominees we will hold an election.


Have a great weekend! 


Peter Lee