School Curriculum

The curriculum at Grovedale Primary School is comprehensive and based upon the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum. The curriculum is divided into the learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies
  • The Humanities
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Languages (Italian)

Student development in these learning areas is supported through focus on explicitly teaching the overarching capabilities; Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Intercultural and Ethical.

“Starting Right” is a special program run at the commencement of the school year. This program aims to set the tone and direction of the school in a collaborative and consultative setting. The content of this program is revisited at the beginning of year and underlies the day to day operations of the school and our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program. Strong Early Years and Middle Years programs maximise learning opportunities for all students.

Features of the curriculum:

  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching
  • Development of independence
  • “Whole School” approach to provision of curriculum based on inquiry based learning
  • Acknowledgment of individual learning styles and provision for these


A wide range of extra curricular activities are offered including:

  • School Choir
  • Minecraft Education Edition Club
  • Swimming Program
  • Debating
  • Leadership Program, including School Captains, House Captains, Junior School Council and Environmental Leaders
  • Buddy Program
  • Camp Program
  • Lego Club
  • Rotary Junior Community Awards
  • Bike Education Program
  • Book Week/Science Week/Footy Colours Day/Colour Explosion/Market Day
  • Fast Cars in Schools Competition
  • Deakin University STEM Awards
  • Year 5/6 Students Biennel visit to our Sister School in China  (approximately 8 – 10 students selected from family applications)


Grovedale Primary School is a school that values members of its community and welcomes involvement in all aspects of school life.

Parent participation is encouraged in:

  • School Council
  • Parents & Friends Committee
  • Classroom programs
  • Working Bees
  • Special Days
  • Library Activities
  • Gardening
  • Incursions & Excursions
  • Sports Activities

Sport plays an important role in the life of our students. A wide variety of sports and recreational pursuits are catered for in the educational program of the school. The school regularly participates in athletic and team based sporting competitions at both local and zone levels. Clinics are provided to allow students to experience a wide range of sports. The School also supports students to have a daily healthy snack physical activity at 10am.