The Winstedt School was a game-changer for our family. No longer did we have to coax our crying children onto the school bus each day. Shortly after starting at Winstedt they were asking us if they could go to school on weekends. The teachers are amazing. Their ability to educate and nurture the children with thoughtful tones is Jedi-like. We wanted to do a test drive before committing, so we signed the kids up for a week of the annual summer camp. Our daughter was literally clinging to the roof of the car, mortified. A teacher came out and within 30 seconds our petrified daughter was holding hands with her and happily went straight into class. I was holding back the tears. At this point I was sold. Our son didn’t want me to leave at first, and a teacher invited him into class before the other kids. She sat on the carpet with him and looked at some dinosaur books that he chose to read as the other kids came in. He looked at me and said he was “ok” now. On his first actual day at Winstedt, his homeroom teacher spent time with him, getting to know what he likes, took him to class first to choose his seat, and talked him through a little list of what to expect the next day. He lapped it up, he was excited to go in the next day, and he asked me to leave when I dropped him off! The way the kids are taught at Winstedt is efficient, yet fun, organised yet interesting. They come home excited to teach us new facts and knowledge almost every day. My daughter’s teacher has totally turned around her outlook on being tidy and organised. This is priceless and we hope to build on the teacher’s great efforts. We have had only positive experiences with all the other teachers and extremely helpful staff at Winstedt. One of our children has dyslexia and the other is a typical active boy who can struggle to sit still sometimes. They have both benefited from the attention that Winstedt has provided and are noticeably more confident and engaged with their education. Winstedt has a unique school spirit and an incredible community. If your priority is your children’s personal education, growth, and well-being Winstedt is a fantastic option.
Parents of Year 1 and Year 3 Students