Somers Primary: Learning and caring for the future
is to create a place
that engages each child
Somers Primary School provides a comprehensive education in a warm and friendly environment. The rural setting provides an ideal place for children to grow and learn to be the best they can be. We focus on the provision of programs which build the children’s academic, social and life skills. Details on our range of programs can be found on the Curriculum pages.
We offer engaging and innovative programs designed to enhance student learning and to cater to a variety of interests. Support programs are provided to assist students experiencing difficulty and extension and enrichment programs are available to those who require further challenges.
At Somers Primary school we are dedicated to providing a broad range of learning opportunities for every child. The school places a high value on health and well being. Our Physical Education and Sports programs enable students to experience a variety of sporting activities as well as complementing the Before and After School Programs. Visual Arts are a feature of the school and the annual Somers Arts Fair is an important aspect of school life. We support Performing Arts through a lunchtime Music Program and operate a Science program from Foundation to Year 6.
Respect is the key value of Somers Primary School. Children are encouraged to place a high price on themselves and to respect others and their environment. Adults model the school values by creating a caring community where children are cherished. Older children are encouraged to assist and demonstrate care for younger children. Play is not restricted, as all children have access to play anywhere in the school ground.
Leadership is encouraged with school leaders taking effective control of elements of the school’s operation including Environmental action and the Debating program. Children are encouraged to participate in the community by joining local clubs, the CFA and by raising funds to support local, national and global causes. These include planting areas of the foreshore with the Somers Foreshore Committee, raising funds for a community defibrillator, and supporting a child through World Vision.
Somers Primary School is located in an excellent garden setting providing a range of spaces for children to engage in physical activities, quiet games and creative play. The school’s gardens and grounds are where children learn to value and respect their local environment. Children are provided with opportunities to participate in an Aquaponics program, operate worm farms, manage water savings and monitor the amount of electricity generated by solar panels on the school roof.
Our new state of the art building is a shared, flexible space which provides a modern learning environment to support our student’s needs and a range of programs across the school curriculum. Older buildings have recently been refurbished inside to include the provision of interactive white boards.
Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their children’s education by assisting in classrooms, in out of hours programs and through School Council. The ideas and views of parents are most welcome and contribute to future development of the school.