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.

Art classes with Violetta Strabic

Local artist, Violetta Strabic, offers extra-curricular art classes at lunchtime. Students learn a wide range of art skills and experiment with different mediums. The art class are held in the art room.

  • Wednesday 11-11:30am

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 school, 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 before school, after school and school holiday care for students aged 5 to 12 years.

  • Before school  – 6:30-9am
  • After school – 3-6pm
  • School holidays – 8am-6pm

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

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Students are withdrawn from their normal classroom to participate in this weekly program.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

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

Our school offers SRE and SEE every Tuesday

  • Years 3 to 6 – 11:40am-12:10pm
  • Kindergarten to Year 2 – 12:10-12:40pm

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.

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.