Woodlands Primary School has a diverse team of dedicated staff, committed to meeting the learning needs of primary school aged students across a wide range of Australian Curriculum areas.
The school has a positive environment that attracts a range of staff from outstanding new graduates through to excellent teachers with many years of experience. These committed teachers provide education across a range of programs including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Art, Music and Physical Education. Individual differences are provided for through an inclusive approach that caters for children with a variety of backgrounds and learning needs including Students at Educational Risk (SAER).
Please click here for a current list of staff at Woodlands Primary School.
Teacher Development School
One of Woodlands Primary’s key features is that it is a Teacher Development School for the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline in English and Science. In 2012, Woodlands became an inaugural Teacher Development School and has continued to reapply and be successful at holding on to this role. We will be reapplying at the end of 2017.
Effective teachers make the greatest difference to student learning. Research conducted by Joyce and Showers points out that there is only one way to increase the level of transfer above 10% and that is through adopting a collaborative approach to planning, observation, mentoring and coaching.
In teaching other teachers, Woodlands Primary School teachers’ are expected to have thorough knowledge of the Australian Curriculum to be at the top of their field.
By using a collaborative approach for professional development both within the school and for the external teachers we support, we significantly improve the effectiveness of our teachers who understand what they do, why they do it and why it works.