Meg Hansen - Principal
In an era of ever-increasing social, technological and cultural change schools will continue to transform themselves. For our students, their world will be one that is full of promise. Choice and possibility will exist on a scale unprecedented in human history. Globalisation will continue apace and, increasingly, more will be expected of our young people. Because many of them will be working in jobs yet to exist, it will be deep level thinking, creativity and imagination that become fundamental skills. Added to that, their ability to make judgements and to use knowledge in new situations will position them for a workplace increasingly focussed on making the most of information rather than just knowing facts.
It is in this context that Westbourne Grammar School’s strong moral purpose, a conviction that every child can succeed, underpins all that we strive to achieve.
Westbourne is a school with well qualified, dedicated teachers who empower their students and support them to be the best they can be. As educators, our shared purpose is to motivate and inspire, to communicate our vision, to champion and promote change in our classrooms and to plan for the future. We want our students to understand their ability is not fixed but will develop over time when they receive good teaching and when they respond to feedback.
Our shared sense of community and partnership with our families in educating each and every child is fundamental to our students’ continued learning and wellbeing. It is what makes this school a great school.
Westbourne was founded in 1867 by visionaries with a burning desire to provide a great education for the young people of Melbourne’s west. We are enormously proud of our heritage and look forward to welcoming you to our community and sharing our achievements with you.