Roxburgh Park Primary School (with an initial population of approx' 180 students), was established in 2002. It is situated in the suburb of Roxburgh Park, Victoria approximately 20km from the City of Melbourne. The school serves an outer suburban residential area of diverse cultures and socio economic backgrounds. Over the years, the school has maintained a strong sense of community and has developed close ties with neighbouring schools and organisations.
It is well situated and has a range of excellent facilities. The school now has an enrolment of approximately 470 children.
The school is organised into year level teaching teams and in 2021 has 20 classrooms with three classrooms across each of the seven year levels with the exception of two classes in prep. Specialist programs operate Physical Education, Italian, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and STEM. Support programs are provided in Literacy and numeracy as well as Social Engagement.
We are committed to Achieving Excellence Together through our school values of Respect, Learning and Cooperation by:
- Challenging every student to achieve their full potential.
- Promoting creativity, innovation, teamwork and leadership in our students, staff and our community
- Developing within students their capacity to positively contribute to their community
Our school curriculum draws on elements of the Victorian Curriculum to develop and implement a curriculum that is meaningful for students, with a strong commitment and focus on Literacy and Numeracy. The curriculum is designed to allow children to reach their full potential and to give them the skills necessary to continue lifelong learning. The Learning Programs are structured to cater for individual student learning needs, in a supportive learning environment where students are given daily opportunities to read, write, investigate, speak, and listen. We place a great deal of importance on the link between child, teacher and parents. We have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers who provide a supportive learning environment. We are extremely proud of our school and we are sure you will think the same when you come and visit.
Staff work together in Collaborative Teams, working together to develop high quality teaching and learning programs that reflect high impact teaching strategies. Student progress is closely tracked to ensure all students are demonstrating strong learning gains with a focus on improving student outcomes through collaborative practices, reflection and feedback. Teams diagnose student learning needs to plan, implement and evaluate teaching responses. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are developed for all sessions, making the focus and indicators of success of the lesson visible to the students.
RPPS implements programs that are organised according to principles of extensive educational research based on the best teaching practices to facilitate student learning. Our teachers see themselves as learners too, building their capacity through professional learning programs that lead to the transformation of practice. They are involved and engaged in many professional conversations, professional readings and participate in professional development. Our teachers are reflective about their teaching in order to assess the impact it is having on the students they teach.
The School uses the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) as a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. The goal of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support at Roxburgh Park Primary School is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment in which students can reach their full educational potential in a positive school culture that engages and supports them within our community.
SWPBS assists to improve social, emotional, behavioral and academic outcomes for children and young people. SWPBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from: increased respectful and positive behaviour, increased time focused on instruction, improved social-emotional wellbeing, positive and respectful relationships among students and staff, and a predictable learning environment with improved perceptions of safety and increased attendance.
The school has purpose built facilities for Library, Visual Art, Italian, Computers and technology, Science and Physical Education. Our classrooms are a mixture of permanent buildings and portables. The school also has networked computers and iPads in P-2 classrooms enabling individual access within their classrooms. The school proudly runs a 1:1 laptop program for every student in year 3-6, ensuring students are using the tools required for today’s work places.
The school provides a pleasant learning environment. The front entrance and gardens within the school have added to the appeal of the school. Permanent buildings are aesthetically appealing and provide light and well-ventilated spaces. Temporary buildings are integrated well into the school environment. There are many active and passive recreation spaces for students. A new gymnasium with a full indoor basketball and stage area is located in the school grounds.
If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in our school, please contact us for a personal tour.
We would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have regarding your child's future education.
Please call us on 9303 9335.