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WSPS School facilities
Holistic education is based on having the right facilities to encourage every pupil to reach their full potential. Westville Senior Primary School is very proud of our facilities and would love to show case them to you. Please visit our virtual tour to see more.
The Media Centre
Learners at WSPS visit the Media Centre regularly and enthusiastically. It is a primary hub of the school and a place where the learners feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome.
The Library is well stocked with all of the latest fiction and non-fiction books that are within the learner’s interest and academic level. Grades 4, 5 and 6 have a scheduled lesson in the Media Centre each week while the Grade 7’s use the Media Centre independently for research or relaxation.
Grade 7 media monitors serve their peers with an extremely valuable service by shelving books, putting up displays and helping the junior learners to navigate the online catalogue and find books they are looking for. Anyone visiting the Media Centre in the afternoons will find a vibrant and friendly environment filled with children enjoying reading, learning and sharing ideas.
Team Teaching Room
The Team Teaching Room venue allows for larger groups of people (children, parents or staff) to engage in presentations, large forum discussion, briefing sessions and meetings. It can seat 180. The benefits of larger group engagement on topics of interest are well documented and our team teaching room allows us to make use of this format. Fully equipped with all the technology required for effective presentations, this venue is a well utilised and vital facility.
The high value placed on the understanding of scientific method and the scientific approach to problem-solving is evident in the prominence of Science as a subject in the school curriculum. Our fully equipped science laboratory allows our children to fully explore the wonders of science in a controlled and stimulating environment. Exciting and sometimes entertaining experiments bring abstract scientific concepts to life and encourage our children to be more aware of the wonders of science all around them.
An understanding of the basics of technological systems, structures and impacts on the way in which we live are an essential part of the curriculum. Our Technology Centre is fully equipped with the tools and work space for our children to explore the mechanical and electrical aspects of technology. Emphasis is placed on practical application of technology concepts which proves both a popular and effective learning method.
The School Hall is a multi-functional venue. School assemblies, drama productions, choir and musical performances, parent information evenings, book displays, badminton, judo and various other activities are hosted here. The venue is large enough to hold all 700 learners in an assembly but it is the ambition of the school and the Trust Fund to expand the size of the building to cater for the ever increasing space demands of our community and activities.
The high value we place on the arts (including music) in the development of the creativity and cognitive abilities of our children make the music room a highly valued venue. Well equipped with a variety of instruments, this venue is a popular one with our children. The musical talents often discovered in this room are a source of pride to all at the school. The development of our orchestra and Marimba Band are examples of how this venue has created an outlet for the enthusiasm and talent of our children. Many of our children also join the Westville Schools’ Orchestra where they are exposed to talented musicians (both children and teachers from other schools) who further encourage their love of music.
Outdoor Group Benches
The confines of a classroom are sometimes not suited to getting the best work from children, particularly when group discussions are involved. There are a large number of outdoor group benches situated around the school and it is very common to find groups of our children learning, sharing and interacting. These popular venues create a vibrancy to the school learning environment.
The benefits of art in all its forms is highly valued by WSPS. The development of creativity and right brain skills are essential in this rapidly changing world. Not only is art a part of the academic curriculum, but Art Clubs are offered at both junior and senior level. These clubs encourage those who display interest or talent to extend their abilities. The well-equipped art centre overlooks Sefton Field and often one will find children working on their creations outdoors. The vibrancy and freedom associated with this venue makes it a popular place for our children to learn and create.