Welcome to Solway Primary School, Ashburton
Principal: Julie Wilkinson
Assistant Principal: Peter Mills
Assistant Principal: Natalie Grieve
Welcome to the Solway Primary School website.
At Solway we recognise the importance of educating the ‘whole child’. A commitment to academic excellence sits alongside the development of creativity in our students. The global shift towards digital learning, programs and strategies that promote the key competencies required of 21st century learners are priorities for our school.
If you are a current member of our school community, we trust that you will find these pages informative and useful, whether you are checking details of upcoming events or seeking information about school activities, or accessing the Newsletter. If you are a visitor, then we hope you enjoy reading about our school community and develop an understanding of Solway as a great place for learning and teaching.
$2.6 Million Capital Works
Our $2.6 million Capital Works program is now completed, providing a new Performing Arts Centre, Science Centre, Year 5/6 Learning Hub and other learning spaces. The facilities offer flexible learning spaces for 21st century learners, including staff work spaces and much needed storage.
As a 5 Star Sustainable School under the ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI Vic), Solway has completed the required practices and is performing at 5 Star 'Leadership' level. We are very proud of our sustainability achievements; however our journey continues. In 2015 we achieved our re-accreditation as a 5 Star School, with our Sustainability teams – parents, staff and students, working hard to extend our achievements in the 5 areas of Water, Waste, Energy, Biodiversity and Curriculum. A successful ‘Communities for Nature’ Grant will enable us to extend the Wildlife Corridor, while the whole school Inquiry throughline of ‘Sustainability’ ensures that this remains a focus for classroom studies across the school.