The school is located in the small rural community of Whorouly in the Ovens Valley between Wangaratta and Myrtleford in North Eastern Victoria, about 250 kilometres from Melbourne. Students are drawn from the town itself and a school bus service transports students from the surrounding district. Whorouly Primary School is a member of the Ovens Learning Community of schools, which includes Milawa, Oxley, Glenrowan, Everton and Carraragarmungee. Whorouly is the base school for a MACC service
Whorouly Primary School stresses the importance of literacy and numeracy and encourages the use of technology to support all learning. The school provides programs in all domains of Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Specialist teachers present the Library, Art and Italian programs. The classroom programs are enriched through camps, excursions, musical performances and cluster activities.
Whorouly Primary School places great emphasis and value on being a community school with parents, students, teachers and community members and groups working together to provide a quality education. Many of our school programs could not operate without the support of parents. Participation of different groups within the school community is essential to the success of our classroom and out-of-school programs.
The Whorouly Primary School buildings consist of a semi-open plan learning space with three teaching areas, a multi-purpose classroom, large covered deck, kitchen/staffroom and office. The grounds are well maintained and established trees provide shaded playing areas. While the grounds are not large, concrete, grass and equipment areas meet most of the students’ needs. The school location enables easy use of the Whorouly Memorial Hall and Recreation Reserve facilities.
The school currently operates with a three classroom structure: Prep-2, 3/4 and 5/6 in the morning and two groups in the afternoon, with a teaching staff of three full time teachers, including the Principal. The Business Manager is employed 0.7.
Whorouly Primary School is the licence holder for the local pre-school, which is adjacent to the school. Most of our prep enrolments have attended this pre-school. Joint programs with the pre-school make the transition into prep very smooth.