Our students learn in a supportive personalised school environment, with access to a full and outstanding range of programs across all areas of the Victorian Curriculum.
At Aspendale Primary School we endeavour to provide students with learning experiences that are engaging, relevant, challenging and significant, in learning environments that are stimulating and provocative. We provide students with opportunities to build meaning and refine understanding, through explicit teaching sessions and structured inquiry.
There is a strong focus on Mathematics, English and Science as well as developing higher-order thinking skills, design and digital technology skills and creativity.
The IB learner profile attributes detail what learners at APS strive to be: Inquirers, Open-Minded, Knowledgeable, Caring, Thinkers, Risk-takers, Communicators, Balanced, Principled and Reflective. These align closely with our Core Values of Passion, Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Empathy which guide how we teach, learn and interact at Aspendale Primary School.
Our students benefit from a full range of specialists programs, including Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Chinese Mandarin. A range of extra curricula activities are provided, including school band, choirs, school musical productions, camps, excursions, incursions and large variety of Extra Curricula (Enrichment) lunchtime clubs.
Over the year, each year level inquires into each of the six PYP transdisciplinary themes. These themes are the most significant and distinctive feature of the IB PYP. They provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to ‘step up’ beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.