Woombye State School is a vibrant school with an absolute focus on students and their learning. Our teachers are committed to planning and preparing thoroughly in order to actively engage students in all curriculum areas. Staff are supportive of one another, the students and the community and a sense of pride in the school is enhanced by the genuine care and compassion displayed by all staff.
Students at Woombye understand it is their responsibility to do their very best and in all of their actions to be considerate of others. Our motto 'Achievement with friendship' provides us with a focal point for discussion regarding attitude, goals and achievement.
The students of our school are characterised by their warm, friendly nature and the way they make visitors feel welcome at our school. The students are proud of our school and work hard to ensure that their academic achievements and social behaviours enhance the great reputation of Woombye State School.
Woombye State School’s ability to cater to the needs of the individual student is managed exceptionally well by the Student needs committee. These needs range from the students with learning difficulties through to students of exceptional abilities. This committee meets weekly dealing with referrals from staff and parents pertaining to students who require assistance outside the scope of general classroom operations. The committee is made up of classroom teachers, learning support teacher, guidance officer and behaviour management specialist.
Woombye State School has also adopted the responsible thinking process to enable all children to understand that they are responsible for their own actions. This is a very precise and successful process to teach children appropriate behaviour and for managing unacceptable behaviours occasionally exhibited by students.
Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the classrooms ranging from reading groups, changing home readers, leading special interest groups, supporting classroom activities from cooking, painting, craft work and drama classes.
Parents, although more active in the lower school, are still very supportive in the middle and upper school in more specialist roles such as cooking, hobby groups and extension programs such as ‘Tournament of the Minds' coaches. To support the parents, the school hosts a number of parent information morning teas focussed on parenting, reading and behaviour management issues. As a result of these initiatives and the school’s 'open door policy' parents are an important and active partner in their child’s education.