A Supportive and Welcoming Community
Firmly established in the Williamstown community, Westbourne Grammar’s Prep to Year 3 campus is a place of learning, friendship and happiness. Located in a prime position on The Strand, iconic views of the bay and the city provide a panorama of nature and commerce. The magnificent Victorian house, Monomeith, is a feature of the site and a significant landmark, while also characterising the spirit of kinship and inclusivity that is such a compelling feature of the school.
A strong focus on active learning and building firm academic foundations in literacy and numeracy means that students are busy and engaged in all that they do. At each year level they are encouraged to learn to work collaboratively and to make their learning visible.
The school is a warm and welcoming community where professional teachers build positive relationships with students and their families. In the early years from Prep to Year 3, the curriculum is based on the highly successful Reggio Emilia philosophy. This inspirational approach to education is one which values the child as strong, capable and resilient, rich with wonder and curiosity.
Teaching for Today and Tomorrow
Successful twenty-first century learning involves the integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into day-to-day activities. Similarly, as digital aptitude is integral to twenty-first century leaning, all areas of the campus have interactive television screens and access to wifi. Information technology is integral to the learning programs and students from Prep to Year 2 have an iPad, while older students are provided with individual Windows devices.
Designed and built specifically to meet the needs of today’s young learners, a range of exceptional educational environments include: a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre, music and art rooms and extensive outdoor sporting and play areas. Classrooms filled with natural light and open areas free from clutter encourage student engagement and contribute to favourable learning outcomes; while promoting collaboration, communication and exploration.
Towards Future Learning
At the end of Year 3, students from Williamstown make a seamless progression to the campus at Truganina. This transition is always very carefully planned and managed, with the Junior School leadership team ensuring there are many opportunities for students to experience what will be their learning environment for the next nine years.