About Hawthorn West Primary School

Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents,

Hawthorn West Primary School is a dynamic and vibrant learning community where tradition and innovation are woven into the culture and practices of the school. The school caters for approximately 510 students from Foundation to Grade 6 in facilities that are a mix of new and old buildings. These spaces can be used flexibly and are supported by a collaborative, team based approach to teaching and learning.

Starting school brings with it many changes. The close relationship you have enjoyed with your child will be enhanced by a partnership with teachers at school. A key factor in student success is fostering a sound partnership between home and school through clear and regular communication. At Hawthorn West Primary School we encourage and support all parents to be actively involved in their child’s education.

At Hawthorn West Primary School we provide a quality education through stimulating and child centred learning programs. Our teachers are professional and committed educators who strive to improve the learning outcomes of all students in their care.

HWPS has a long history of community involvement and actively encourages our students to contribute to our local community. Through community involvement we believe our students learn about leadership, responsibility and appreciation of diversity. We aim to develop students who are confident, competent, articulate and resilient individuals. Through their active involvement in school life our students are inspired and motivated to achieve their best and make a meaningful and positive contribution to society.

We look forward to sharing in your child’s learning journey.

Kind Regards,

Glenys Williamson

Learning & Curriculum


At Hawthorn West PS, students have the opportunity to experience success through a varied and challenging curriculum, with a particular emphasis placed on literacy and numeracy.

Hawthorn West PS also features specialist programs in Music, Visual Arts, STEM, Physical Education & Sport, and LOTE (Japanese). Additional assistance programs are provided to students with special needs. 

Our comprehensive and integrated curriculum programs are based on the Victorian Curriculum, supplemented by a wide variety of additional resources.


Enrolment Information

Thank you for considering enrolling your child at Hawthorn West Primary school. At Hawthorn West Primary School, every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is actively encouraged to make positive contributions to the community. Our teaching approaches recognise that every student is an individual with a different learning style, interests and personality.

To enrol your child into Hawthorn West PS, you will need to complete an enrolment form and submit it to the enrolment officer – millicent.angliss@education.vic.gov.au  Once this form has been received, you will be notified of further documentation required to complete the enrolment process.

Hawthorn West PS School Zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.



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