Principal's Message

Marie Hayes

I’m delighted to introduce you to Warringa Park and encourage you to come and visit if you are looking for a school where your child will have the very best opportunities to flourish. Students are at the centre of all learning and we strive to ensure that they have the best facilities, resources, teachers and education support staff to enable them to learn and grow into responsible citizens of Australia.

Warringa Park School is a specialist school located in Hoppers Crossing. The school population is drawn from the City of Wyndham and caters for students aged 5 to 18 years who have a diagnosed intellectual disability. Warringa Park is a P-12 school organised around the three stages of learning – the early, middle and later years. A Year 8 to 12 campus is situated on the grounds of The Grange P-12 College in Bethany Road. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is offered at this campus. An alternative Year 9 to 12 vocational education program is offered at a rural campus in Cayleys Road, Werribee South. The school currently has an enrolment of 536.

Warringa Park School promotes and values excellence in education for students with additional learning needs. There is a strong belief amongst teaching staff that all students in our school can learn and want to learn and by working together we can make a difference to their learning achievements. The school provides a balanced and personalised curriculum where improved learning outcomes in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology are seen as integral to the achievement of successful post school options. A high level of student engagement and improved student learning is being achieved through a one to one iPad program. The school is an Apple Distinguished School.

The school provides a stimulating, safe, challenging and flexible learning environment where student achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. The facilities and centres of learning are spacious, bright and well-resourced to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. In 2018 it was recognised in the Victorian Excellence Awards for Outstanding Inclusive Education.

The home-school partnership is highly valued and we welcome parent involvement in our school to ensure that our students have access to all the supports they require in their learning.

Please feel free to contact the Principal team – Tim Hilton, Danielle Barclay, Caitriona Toland, Elaine Quinn or myself – at any time on 03 9749 5774.

Marie Hayes, Principal