Waverley Primary School
Waverley Primary School is a friendly, welcoming school with a strong community focus. We provide a comprehensive education to all students, whilst catering for individual learning needs and abilities.
We offer an outstanding creative arts program, and many opportunities for students to be involved in a variety of sporting activities, public speaking and performance events.
Our school is set in spacious grounds, offering extensive grassed areas, multipurpose netball/basketball court and a large carpark/drop-off area.
Primary schools in NSW follow a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.
Early Stage 1 refers to Kindergarten
Kindergarten is an important year of schooling as children formally begin to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. At Waverley Primary our whole school community will help your child adjust to school and help them to feel comfortable. Every Kindergarten student is paired up with a ‘Buddy’ from Years 5 & 6 to help Kindergarten settle into the school routine.
Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2
Your child begins Year 1 with familiar faces and school routines. Year 1 is the start of Learning Stage 1 and will continue until the end of Year 2. This year students become more involved in school routines and continue to develop their social skills as they interact with other children in the classroom and playground.
Your child is in the final year of Learning Stage 1. Students in Year 2 build on their basic reading, writing and maths skills through a variety of activities.
Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4
Your child has taken the significant step from infants to primary school and into the first year of Learning Stage 2.
This is the first year your child sits for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test held in May.
Year 4 is the second and final year of Learning Stage 2.
An opportunity class placement Test is open to all Year 4 students to assess eligibility for opportunity class places. Opportunity classes are available for academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6 at some schools.
Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6
Your child has progressed to Learning Stage 3, the final stage of primary school. It includes Grades 5 & 6.
At the end of primary school and into high school the needs of young adolescents in the middle years (aged 10 – 15) are integrated into our teaching.
There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.
Selective high school test
This year applicants can sit for the selective high school placement test if they are interested in applying for entry to a selective high school. The test has reading, writing, mathematics and general ability components. Application packages are available from us in October and the entry exam is taken when your child is in Year 6.