Acknowledgement of Country

Hawthorn West Primary School acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we learn, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to their elders, past present and future, for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We acknowledge that under Hawthorn West Primary School's buildings and grounds, the land is, was and always will be traditional Aboriginal land.

Our Vision

To develop an inclusive community where a love of learning flourishes, and students feel empowered to contribute to our ever-changing world.

Our Values


We communicate our opinions and advocate for ourselves and others. We embrace new opportunities with positivity and optimism. We have a growth mindset and approach problems with a 'solutions focus' and resilience.


We are interested in the world around us and its people. We ask thoughtful questions and think critically about information. We are committed to life-long learning and know how to research and inquire. We seek to learn the opinions of others and listen with an open-mind.


We feel a strong sense of belonging. We respect ourselves, others and the environment. We demonstrate kindness and care and seek opportunities to contribute to our community. We are inclusive of others and celebrate diversity.

Pursuing Excellence

We are committed to learning and achieving our personal best. We engage with a range of experiences and can work independently and with others. We are organised, self-motivated and reflect on our learning. We are self-aware and persevere when challenged.