Our School - Principal's Message

I have joined the Warrnambool East Primary School as principal, knowing that I am joining a friendly, vibrant and highly motivated learning community. I sought to lead this highly regarded school because of its reputation for innovation, it's commitment to the whole child where the person you are is as important as the high levels of learning outcomes they are inspired to achieve. Renowned for its inclusiveness and its passion to educate the whole child- ‘heart, head, body and soul’- we understand that the education we give young people is the greatest gift of all and it is not only a responsibility, but a privilege. The children of Warrnambool East Primary School eagerly share their learning, their stories,their interests and their smiles. Each student is considered for the unique personalities and needs while also building a sense of connectedness and collaboration as we work together to learn from and with each other in formal learning opportunities and play. We all care and encourage one another to be the best we can be and we believe it is really important to recognise that a great school isn’t just about academic achievements. I hold true to the other important focus that the school continues to values. A great school is also about:

  • creativity,
  • curiosity,
  • engagement in a broad curriculum,
  • friendship,
  • young children living and working together in harmony, 
  • fun,
  • embracing new opportunities,
  • developing open and enquiring minds in a changing world.
  • All this is possible because of our great team of teachers and educational support staff. It is strengthened when we work in partnership with our families and community groups.

At Warrnambool East P.S. we have high expectations in everything we do. We expect children to be well behaved, be proud of their appearance and uniform and to be well mannered. Our approach to positive behaviour is proactive and centres of self-discipline, self-esteem and reflective processes always building on strengths and good choices. We offer strategies and teach social skills to students and offer them choices and positive options. With everyone working together our students enjoy learning and playing in a happy and safe school. We embrace the positive learning culture.

At Warrnambool East P.S. we highly value and appreciate the involvement of parents in the life of the school and through working together our school is continuing to grow and strengthen as it meets the challenges and demands of a rapidly changing world.

The website provides general information about our school and our Facebook page is alive with news and amazing photographs and movies of our adventures and learning. The staff and students are continually building on the content to make our online spaces including the WEPS Skoolbag App and Facebook page interactive and informative for parents, students, past students and prospective parents. We welcome your feedback at any time to ensure our communication is meeting your needs.  

If you would like to visit our school, I encourage you to book a tour and come and see the facilities, programs and educational opportunities Warrnambool East Primary School can offer the children of today.

I look forward to meeting you.

Marina Milich