Principal's Welcome

Parkmore Primary School is a proud government school, which dates back to its inaugural year of 1962.  It is located in the City of Whitehorse, in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.  The school is situated in Forest Hill with most of our students drawn from the local area and surrounding suburbs.  A new purpose-built school was opened in 2012 comprising flexible learning spaces, kitchen/dining area, multipurpose room, visual arts room and library.  The school has expansive playgrounds and sporting facilities, with all classrooms having access to outdoor learning areas.  The school is adjacent to an extensive green belt.

 

Our students from Prep to Year 6 are provided with a rich and differentiated curriculum.  In both 2016 and 2017 Parkmore Primary School was the recipient of the Innovative Schools Award based on our internationally recognised Positive Education Program that promotes and harnesses strengths of character to develop the whole child; harnessing academic, physical, emotional, social, cultural and creative growth. Parkmore Primary School is a dynamic learning community that embraces values and resilience in students.  The values that form the basis for all our learning are Respect, Resilience, Excellence, Empathy and Inclusiveness.

 

Parkmore Primary School is contemporary in its approach to educating its students.  Globalisation demands technological capacity and intelligence, heightened interpersonal skills, significant emotional intelligence, resilience and strong literacy and numeracy skills.  Each child’s learning is scaffolded in their individual learning zone with teachers providing quality and targeted instruction.

 

Parkmore Primary School has a close-knit school community.  Students, staff and parents work in partnership with Forest Hill College, Strathdon Aged Care and Parkmore Pre-School to enhance the leadership skills and community connectedness of its students.  This partnership also extends to Crossway Baptist Church, which provides a mentoring and support program for students and families.  We work collaboratively with various universities in mentoring preservice teachers and enriching student learning with the Deakin Science Program.

 

 

 

Saraid Doherty

 

Principal

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