‘Our commitment to Child Safety’
Grovedale Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Grovedale Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Grovedale Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
Every person involved in Grovedale Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectivelyt to ensure that the wellbeing and saftey of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
‘A Path to Success’
Grovedale Primary School is situated in the Grovedale East-Marshall area, seven kilometres from the city centre with an enrolment of approximately 250 students across 11 classes. The school has served the Grovedale community since 1855 and has been located on the current site since 1865.
The school currently operates two Foundation (prep) classes, three Year 1/2 classes, three Year 3/4 classes and three Year 5/6 classes. Students participate in Specialist Learning Areas of Digital Technologies, Health & Physical Education, The Arts and Languages (Italian) for one hour per week. They also have an active break and fruit snack at 10AM, participate in sport for an hour a week with their cohort i.e. all preps or all Year 3/4 students and spend an hour with their class learning social and emotional skills using the Be You Framework (formerly Kidsmatter), The Resilience Project and Respectful Relationships resources. Core classroom learning focusses upon literacy, numeracy and inquiry based learning units which are consistently implemented across learning teams, but differentiated for each class/student on a needs basis. Applications, such as, SeeSaw are utilised to share student learning goals and progress with families and create a digital portfolio of student work samples throughout the year.
The school is the centre of community activity, with many parents making contact when driving their children to and from school. This results in a fairly close-knit school community with a high level of parental involvement in school programs and activities. There is strong community support in the school with parents involved in all areas of school management and operations.
Grovedale Primary School is a school which has a strong knowledgeable staff who support the needs of all students in a collaborative manner. Our school follows the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework and the values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and SAFETY form the backbone of our strong wellbeing program.
‘A school that offers a dynamic learning environment with a small school feel’
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