Our World School

Principal's Message

Welcome to Charles Weston School Coombs in 2020. This is our fifth year of operation and whether you are an existing family or looking to enrol I extend a warm welcome. I invite you to visit our school in person to experience the connected and vibrant community in which we learn. We regularly run tours to meet with families and students who are looking to enrol.

We are a school community rich in diversity. With over 54 different languages spoken by our students we value and promote multilingualism. We acknowledge that we are growing our school community on Ngunnawal land and work with our children and families to respect the contributions of the Aboriginal people who we learn from, about and with at CWSC. We also recognise and welcome the opportunities for learning that come through the vast array of cultures that make up our emerging community.

As an inclusive setting, our aim is for all students to succeed regardless of their starting point. I have always been drawn to the Chinese proverb “Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” I pride myself on building a team of expert educators who work with students and families at their point of need to build on the strengths of the individual and give them a voice. We encourage opportunities for students to share their thoughts, experiences and wonderings. Each child’s voice is unique and it is a privilege to witness them learn, grow and achieve their goals.

As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) our staff work collaboratively to provide authentic and purposeful learning opportunities via an inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework. Students are challenged to take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues. Teachers collaborate to deepen student learning, helping them take action and develop their capacity as self aware and socially responsible citizens of an international community. We actively promote and engage in partnerships with families and members of the wider community to strengthen the education of all students.

The staff and students at CWSC are extremely fortunate to have high quality, contemporary and well resourced learning environments. The modern and innovative design of our school supports collaboration and inclusion from Preschool to Year 6. Our learning community comprises seven buildings, including four classroom units with flexible learning spaces, a multi-purpose resource centre, school administration building, a large sports hall, canteen, as well as various outdoor learning and play spaces. All areas support easy access with ramps, wide walkways, and hearing loops.

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback to help us continue to provide the best educational program possible please make an appointment with the front office to meet with me or a member of our leadership team.

Nicole Nicholson
Principal