Wollongong West Public School

Only our best will do

Telephone02 4229 2096

Emailwollongwst-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

What we offer

Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.

For further information regarding any of these services, contact our school office.

After school and school holiday care – Fun Club @ West Wollongong

Fun Club @ West Wollongong operates through Big Fat Smile, a not-for-profit community-owned provider of child education, care, recreation, cultural and inclusion services. Fun Club offers after school and school holiday care for students aged 5 to 12 years.

  • After school – 3-6pm
  • School holidays – 8am-6pm

For further information, phone Fun Club @ West Wollongong on 02 4225 9520.

Art classes with Violetta Strabic

Local artist, Violetta Strabic, offers extra-curricular art classes at lunchtime and after school. Students learn a wide range of art skills and experiment with different mediums. Both art classes are held in our Wellbeing Hub.

  • Tuesday 3-3:50pm
  • Wednesday 11:10-11:45am

To book a class, visit Violetta’s website or contact her via email info@voart.com.au

Band

Our school offers a beginner and senior band, led by teachers and conductors from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. Both classes are held each Thursday. Each one-hour lesson includes instrument and music instruction, music theory and band rehearsal.

Before and after school sport program

Run by our teachers, this program is designed for students who have an interest in sport and wish to develop their skills using games and drills. It also encourages students who do not participate in sport to become involved. 

Breakfast club

Gateway City Church volunteers operate a breakfast club each Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 9am in our Wellbeing Hub. All students are welcome.

Choir

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to perform in our school choir. Performances include:

  • Choral Festival
  • other special events
  • school events.

Dance troupe

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to perform in our junior and senior dance troupes. Performances include:

  • Southern Stars
  • South Coast Public Schools Dance Festival
  • other school events.

Enrichment

Nominated students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular classes that focus on:

  • extending creativity
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving. 

Students are withdrawn from their normal classroom to participate in this weekly program.

Hiring our facilities

You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring the facility does not interfere with our teaching and learning programs.

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis. Find out more at Using school facilities.

If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.

Homework club

The homework club is a tutoring service provided by student volunteers from Edmund Rice College each Thursday afternoon.

The Music Bus

The Music Bus visits our school each week for students in Kindergarten to Year 6. It offers lessons in:

  • singing
  •  keyboard
  • guitar
  • drums
  • ukulele.

For further information, visit The Music Bus website or call 1300 168 742. 

NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee 

Students from Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to participate in the school spelling bee. Winners then progress to inter-school competitions.

Public speaking competition

Students in Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the annual school public speaking competition. As part of this competition, students are expected to write and present a speech on a prescribed topic, to their year group. House competitions (Years 3-6 only) and a whole school final also occur.

Robotics – Project Bucephalus

Through our school’s enrichment program, we have partnered with Project Bucephalus to enable our students to experience and learn about robotics.

Project Bucephalus has been representing FIRST® in Wollongong since 2010. Named after the warhorse of Alexander the Great, the group has many years of experience running robotics activities for children in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and Sydney areas.

Project Bucephalus also offers extra-curricular robotics classes. For further information, visit the Project Bucephalus website.

School religious education (SRE) and school ethics education (SEE)

Our school offers SRE and SEE every Tuesday

  • Years 3 to 6 – 11:50am-12:20pm
  • Kindergarten to Year 2 – 12:20-12:50pm

Student representative council (SRC)

Each year, students from Years 2 to 6 are elected to represent their class as part of the SRC.

Students are involved in a variety of activities that will encourage them to: 

  • Lead their peers in respectful, responsible and safe behaviour.
  • Provide the student body with a voice in decision-making processes.
  • Foster responsibility for the wider community’s needs, including fundraising for disadvantaged groups and raising awareness about important health and social issues.
  • Increase their awareness and responsibility for our school’s needs.

Summer reading club

A summer reading club is offered to students in Kindergarten to Year 2 during the December-January school holiday break.

Students will:

  • read with a teacher
  • participate in literacy-based activities, games and craft
  • borrow books to read at home.

Swimming pool

Our school’s swimming pool is operated by Toni’s Swim School. Every student at our school receives a weekly, half hour lesson with a qualified instructor in Term 1 and Term 4. These lessons are at no cost to families.

Tai chi

Tai chi classes are taught by a qualified instructor and are held each Wednesday at lunchtime for 30 minutes.