Established on its present site in 1870, Melton Primary School (hereinafter MPS) currently has a student population of around 630. Originally a rural school, it now services part of the young, growing outer-western suburb of Melton.
MPS has a strong tradition of commitment to, and involvement with, the broader community. We highly value our two-way bond of loyalty between staff and families. Our school community is committed to fostering courtesy, pursuit of excellence, self-discipline and ongoing life values and skills.
MPS strives for our students to become motivated and independent learners through the provision of a wide range of learning choices for students to demonstrate their understandings.
We consistently encourage students to become lifelong learners who value themselves, others and learning.
- To emphasise a strong focus on consistent Numeracy and Literacy practices that underpin success in other areas of learning.
- To recognise and cater for individual differences and needs, providing programs promoting high expectations for every student; allowing all to achieve their full potential.
- To provide a safe, vibrant and harmonious learning environment.
- To promote our Agreed Behaviours-
We are Safe
We are Supportive
We are Active Learners
We Respect others
which support our students in becoming positive citizens within their community.
- To build a strong partnership between our school, students and the wider community.
MPS continues to work tirelessly in developing a consistent approach to our curriculum in line with AusVELS and DET strategic directions, with the intention of embedding the Australian Curriculum in the near future.
At MPS our staff is committed to:
– creating a Professional Learning Community that focuses on learning rather than teaching, working collaboratively and holding ourselves accountable for results.
– developing and implementing a consistent curriculum in literacy and numeracy which fosters high expectations and improves outcomes for all students,
– creating a safe learning environment that encourages the development of confidence, social skills and motivation to learn and
– developing students’ skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for transition through the various stages of schooling.
In 2016 we will continue to provide our staff with high level professional learning through the employment of three full time school based coaches. Our staff are committed to ongoing professional learning.
Our caring and dedicated staff members work closely with the wider school community to develop an educational partnership with and for the children. Parents are actively encouraged to participate in both classroom and wider school activities.
The students of MPS have the benefit of up to date facilities including:-
– A networked ICT system that extends throughout the entire school complex. All of our classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards installed. During 2014 we implemented an i-Pad program. This program caters for one i-Pad between every two students. The i-Pad program and Professional Learning through the provision of an Innovative Learning Design Coach for staff will continue to develop in 2016. We also have two trolleys of 28 notebooks using the Windows based operating system which are available for classrooms to use.
– An indoor swimming complex which has a 6 lane 25 metre pool, toddler pool, change rooms and administration area. Our students are involved in two terms of swimming instruction as well as incidental pool based activities throughout the school year.
– A modern Multi-purpose hall incorporating a gymnasium, before and after school care centre, well-equipped canteen, handicapped toilet facilities, storage areas and offices. The hall is available for hire by community groups.
– A free standing Visual Arts room with facilities and equipment to provide a broad range of activities.
– A competition grade, fully lit tennis court with seating and shade sails provided in the surrounding area. This facility is also leased on a regular basis by a professional tennis coach who provides lessons to interested students in our community.
– Our BER building has 4 learning spaces one being utilised as a Science room, a meeting room, a small staffroom and toilet facilities.
– Large grounds including an oval, soccer ground, tennis and basketball courts, several play areas for specific age groups, safe modern climbing equipment, landscaped garden beds, covered areas and artificial turf.
– An Admin upgrade is on the cards, we will maintain our bluestone heritage but develop 21st century working conditions for our staff.