The Principal’s Message
Aspendale Primary School has been educating the children of Aspendale and surrounding communities for over 90 years.
Proud of our successful past, we are also firmly focused on our mission:
- To provide a high quality, supportive and engaging learning program which builds the academic, social and emotional capacity of every student;
- To provide opportunities for our students to develop understandings of essential concepts, skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to be life-long learners in our ever-changing world.
In recent years Aspendale Primary School has grown from one of the smaller schools in the area to a large school, however our commitment to the individual needs and improvement of every student in each class remains our focus. With a focus on the quality of teaching, students are supported by their own classroom teacher, other teachers across their year level, and a range of learning support staff.
Our students learn
in modern, attractive, flexible learning spaces, purpose-built for collaborative learning and teaching. The teaching program focuses on personalised student learning through inquiry, critical thinking and creativity, with a strong commitment to the use of a variety of Information and Communication Technologies across all areas of the Victorian curriculum.
Our students play
in a safe, attractive and stimulating outdoor environment featuring expansive, secure grounds, well-grassed and spacious playing fields, landscaped gardens, extensive play equipment, basketball/netball courts, a football oval and more. An outdoor environment conducive to cooperative play and social development, providing room to play a range of lunchtime ball games yet with ample shaded areas available for passive recreation also.
Our students benefit
from the use of outstanding indoor facilities which are simply second to none in a primary school environment, including a full size Physical Education Hall/Gymnasium; Performing Arts facilities complete with stage, curtains, sound and lighting; well-resourced flexible teaching spaces equipped with a range of digital technologies; all accommodating an ever-growing range of curriculum and enrichment programs. A full range of Specialist Programs includes Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Mandarin and Curriculum Enhancement.
Our staff plan
collaboratively in innovative professional teams, they know each other’s students as well as their own and share the nurturing and development of all students across their year level.
Our parent body actively contributes
to the partnership between school and home, playing a vital role in the life of the school across many areas of operation.
Our school culture
is very important to us. As a strong values-based school, our core values of Passion, Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Empathy guide how we teach, learn and interact around our school every day.
As a candidate school (2016) for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), the PYP Attitudes of appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance integrate closely with our long standing core values.