Message from the Principal
Welcome to Yarra Glen Primary School!
Yarra Glen Primary takes great pride in providing a nurturing and supportive environment where every student is a quality learner. Our students are recognised for their strengths. We have high academic expectations for all students and we always strive to be our personal best.
The school operates on a philosophy of respect and the value of being a lifelong learner. Our Values Education program is based on five values: Persistence, Encouragement, Respect, Resilience and Inclusiveness- PERRI. This program is supported by our Restorative Practices and Rock and Water well being strategies.
We are passionate about specifically teaching ‘your child’, rather than just teaching the ‘curriculum”. Literacy and Numeracy are our school priorities using best practice to deliver a differentiated curriculum that is tailored to your child. Readers Café, Guided Reading, Writers Workshop/Notebook, Soundwaves Spelling and iMaths are just a few of the programs/approaches we use to engage our students and teach them at their points of need, always providing challenge and extension.
This year we have implemented our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program with the inclusion of Robotics and Coding from the Foundation year to Grade 6. Our Dash Robots and EV3 Lego Robotics program cater for the diverse levels of understanding and introduces students into the wonderful world of coding and robotics. The connections students make whilst engaging in these activities demonstrate mathematical and scientific understanding and promote application and team work. Come and see it in action! You’ll be impressed.
We strive to support Prep/Foundation parents and preschool students through our transition to school, and offer a consistent transition program including “storytime’ sessions run throughout the year. Our transition brochure is available at the beginning of the school year and outlines all the exciting events and activities to make the transition to school a safe and happy one.
The school offers specialist programs in the areas of Library, Art, Science/Technology/LOTE- Indonesian/ Information and Communications Technology and Music. A comprehensive Physical Education program is delivered by a specialist Physical Teacher and all students in grades 4-6 are involved in the Inter School Sports program. A swimming program is offered to our Prep -2 students in the school.
The existing school buildings continue to be large airy classrooms, a purpose built library, visual arts classroom and newly designed Multi- Purpose room, music room and school kitchen. The school’s ICT program is supported by several electronic whiteboards, a computer lab in our well equipped library, and several computers in every classroom, plus a cluster of notebooks for student use. Our iPad program has been a wonderful learning tool for our students from Grade P-6. ICT promotes, supports and inspires our Literacy Numeracy and Robotics environment.
Our grounds are extremely spacious and include two adventure playgrounds, two sand-pit areas, basketball and netball courts, indoor outdoor classroom, a large picturesque oval, a vegetable garden, a beautiful new sensory garden and a small fruit orchard and newly planted maple forest
I am delighted to lead the Yarra Glen Primary School community and would like to extend an invitation to prospective families to visit the school so that they can receive more detailed information about the innovative, supportive and individualised programs that the school offers as well as experience first-hand the caring community atmosphere that exists at the school.
We are now taking enrolments so please contact us for any further information or to arrange a school tour.
Come and see us.
Sue Di Giacomo
Yarra Glen Primary School