About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Wasleys Primary School is a small country school which has a long history in the local community. The old school house, built in 1880, now contains two kitchens and an assembly area, and is currently utilised as a Play Centre space once a week, cooking classes, music instruction and Japanese. The main school building was built in 1981 and houses our admin, resource centre, 2 classrooms and an art room.

We are well resourced, and our school is set in spacious grounds with a large kitchen garden to the rear, a sandpit, cubby house, playground, nature play space, music shed, full basketball court and oval providing students with lots options for play. Students are very welcoming of new students and are encouraged to include others in their games to ensure everyone feels they belong.

Our school enjoys a strong, positive reputation in the community and are currently exploring the viability of establishing an OSHC service on school grounds. We currently have 28 children in 2 classes (R-2 and years 3-6), with the capacity to increase to 4 classes as enrolments increase.

HASS, Science and Design Technology are our specialist areas. We provide extra experiences for our student community, such as access to the Light Regional Library service, clinics from nearby sporting clubs, and actively seek opportunities for our students to learn beyond the classroom, including regular incursions, excursions and camps.

Decision making bodies include a strong Governing Council and Student Representative Group who work hard to continue to improve our school and learning programs. These groups have been heavily involved in the design and construction of our Nature Play Space and Butterfly Garden, due to be officially opened during our 150th birthday celebrations in 2024.

Our teachers are friendly and knowledgeable and keep their skills and understandings up to date. Their current focus is on improving student reading comprehension and writing outcomes. We employ additional staff to provide individualised support responsive to the needs of all students, including students with additional needs and talents, and welcome volunteers and tertiary students to provide support under the direction of teaching staff.

For further information please browse our website and like our Facebook page. We also welcome general enquiries and requests for school tours.

Ann-Marie Ellis