Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Somerville Primary School!

It is a great privilege to be the Principal of Somerville Primary School, and to have the opportunity to lead our school. The primary school years are a very special time as your child grows and develop. The foundations of your child’s learning journey start here.

Our mission is to provide a high quality, supportive and engaging learning program, which builds the academic, social and emotional capacity of every student at our primary school. We aim to develop lifelong learners who care for themselves, others and the community around them, and actively contribute to a more sustainable and peaceful world. This is reflected in our mission statement ‘Inspiring Excellence in Education…Every Student Every Time’.

At Somerville Primary School we have a strong focus on building positive and supportive relationships between all members of our school community. Our caring and committed staff provide a warm and challenging educational experience for your child with a focus on personalised student learning through inquiry, critical thinking and creativity.  Our children learn in modern, flexible learning spaces, purpose-built for collaborative learning and teaching.

Our school culture has been built over many years (135 years) and is very important to us. As a strong values-based school, our core values of Courage, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Trust guide how we teach, learn and interact around our school every day. As a You Can Do It! school, we also teach students the keys to success which include Confidence, Getting Along, Organisation, Persistence and Resilience.

Our teachers are dedicated and talented professionals, who provide an outstanding teaching and learning program. Somerville Primary School is a thriving Professional Learning Community (PLC) and our staff work closely in highly effective teams with a strong focus on student learning growth; as well as using research and evidence based explicit teaching programs. This approach ensures that we cater for the needs of all of our students.

We value the assistance of parents and carers, who in partnership with staff, provide quality learning experiences that maximize student learning outcomes.  Our intention is to stimulate and challenge students to enable them to reach their full potential as individuals, members of the Somerville community and as citizens of the world.

We look forward to developing a long partnership with your family. I encourage you to visit us, speak to our staff, students and parent community and find out more about what your child’s learning journey could look like at Somerville Primary School.

Shane Gagiero

Acting Principal