|Assistant Principal:||Alan Gallagher|
Welcome to Alphington Primary School
The school is set amidst residential streets in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne and is a vibrant focal point for the community it serves. The safe and aesthetically pleasing environment is made up of flexible learning spaces and child friendly play areas. The school is recognised for its strong academic achievement, focus on high quality teaching and community involvement. Values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness, curiosity and collaboration underpin the school’s commitment to encourage students to become confident and contributing citizens. Personalised learning programs cater for the diverse needs of students through differentiation and an Inquiry based approach. Classrooms are technology rich with interactive whiteboards, individual netbooks in the senior school and iPads in junior classes, fostering student engagement in learning.
Exemplary Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Language (Italian) programs with a focus on sustainability and technology, support the belief that learning should be fun, stimulating and challenging. A positive approach to wellbeing based on the rights and responsibilities for all is integral to the school’s ethos. The school is proactive in wellbeing initiatives including ‘KidsMatter Primary’, ‘Better Buddies’ and ‘Solving the Jigsaw’ supporting students to develop self-awareness and relationship skills The school offers a broad range of optional extracurricular programs including instrumental music, singing and dance, chess and French. Mandarin was introduced in 2013 and to coincide with the establishment of a sister school relationship with 2 Huai Bei schools in the Anhui Provence, China, following inaugural sister school visits. The school aims to prepare active, contributing citizens with lifelong learning skills that can be applied and transferred to new and real world situations.