Somers Primary School
Established in 1937, Somers Primary School is situated just 250 metres from the beautiful shores of Westernport Bay in the close-knit beachside community of Somers. Our excellent reputation in the community has seen the school grow in the past few years to around 280 students, yet we still maintain a ‘small-school’ feel, where children and their families are known personally. We are dedicated to the belief that learning and development enhances students’ lives and prepares them for success. We apply evidence-based approaches to support children’s development. This is how we ensure children are happy, engaged and making great progress at school.
FOCUSED ON LEARNING
Our primary focus is that all children are making maximum progress in their learning, across all aspects of the curriculum. All of our students are supported to achieve excellence in English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Personal and Social Learning, Humanities, Languages and Digital Technologies.
WELLBEING – THE BUILDING BLOCK FOR SUCCESS
We know the importance of children feeling safe and secure at school, and work tirelessly to support our students’ positive mental health. Our school draws on a number of research-based approaches to supporting children’s overall wellbeing at school and in life.
We believe that learning at school should be fun, and place students at the centre of all that we do. Our specialist programs, extra-curriculua activities, daily lunchtime activities, camps and excursions, student goal-setting and reflection on progress, and our Inspire and Horizons Programs provide a range of opportunities for your child to explore and develop their passions and interests.
In our school, all children are known and cared-for as individuals. Our staff make themselves available to work collaboratively with families to achieve the best outcomes for students. Our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program recognises and promotes our school CLEaR values of Collaboration, Learning, Engagement and Respect.
TRANSITION INFORMATION 2021
WEDNESDAY 19TH AUGUST (10:00AM), WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER (2:30PM, 5:00PM)
Our school will be running virtual tours and information sessions on the above dates via our online video-communication system, WebEx. We offer a chance to chat to our teachers and school leadership team.
PREP TRANSITION SESSIONS
We are currently planning to hold transition sessions online later this year in the event that we are unable to hold transition sessions at school.
Programs and Initiatives
All students learn about emotional literacy, develop their personal strengths, build positive coping skills, learn strategies to help them to solve personal and social problems, manage stress, seek help and promote positive and respectful relationships. Student engagement is promoted and celebrated regularly. Expected behaviours for all members of our school community are based on our CLEaR school values.
Our Wellbeing Team, led by our Assistant Principal, provides targeted support for students who need a little extra assistance. We draw on the wider community and Department staff to run small group short-term interventions with a focus on skill development and capacity building.
Our school has a strong reputation for providing high-levels of individualised support for students with disabilities and additional needs. We pride ourselves on getting the best outcomes for our most vulnerable students.