A letter from our Principal Chris Edmonds
Welcome to the Walkerville Primary School website. Walkerville Primary School is a South Australian Government school providing quality education for Foundation to Year 6 children (usually 5 to 12 years of age). The school is situated in the suburb of Walkerville, approximately 4 kilometres north east of the city of Adelaide SA, Australia. The school caters for approximately 550 children on a site with attractive grounds, a school theatre, modern gymnasium and basketball/netball courts. The nearby Walkerville Oval is also used extensively by students for playtime and sporting activities.
As principal of Walkerville Primary School I feel privileged and honoured to be a part of this strong and vibrant school community – a community that pursues excellence in teaching and learning whilst nurturing the social and emotional needs of students to support them to become confident and resilient individuals.
Our school is a dynamic, safe and positive environment where students feel welcome and cared for. Our aim is to provide opportunities that extend and challenge every student to exceed their potential and achieve personal, social and academic success.
Our values of Care, Cooperation and Commitment encompasses:
- Pursuing excellence
- Having mutual respect for one another
- Supporting each other with care and consideration
- Valuing open and honest communication
- Being innovative and inspiring
Walkerville Primary School has a dedicated staff who strive for high standards in teaching and learning by continually improving their own professional knowledge and expertise to ensure students are provided with a high-quality education. We have a strong focus on a learning environment that is collaborative, inclusive and supportive of our whole school approach to challenge and stretch student learning.
Great schools are a shared responsibility, and we are fortunate at Walkerville Primary School to have a dynamic and vibrant school where there is strong community, parent and family involvement. I encourage parents and care givers to be involved in the life of the school. We have a highly motivated and active ‘Friends of Walkerville’ (FOW) committee whose contributions benefit positive connections. Our involvement in the Adelaide/Prospect partnership of schools extends our connection in the community, providing for seamless and smoother transitions for students.
Working collaboratively with parents and our community is paramount to achieving ongoing academic improvement, respectful relationships and a sense of positive self-worth for every child.
I invite prospective parents and students to visit our school and look forward to working closely with you.