Albany Primary School (5002)

School Overview

Our school is a learning community that highly values life-long learning and facilitates excellence in student achievement. Our practices focus on enabling students to demonstrate our motto 'Strive to Achieve'.

Albany Primary School staff are an experienced, dedicated group who are working effectively together to enhance the performance of all students and to manage and improve school facilities.

Staff members include those that maintain and clean the facility, manage reception and finance, support the educational program, conduct the educational program and manage the school as administrators.

We are pleased that we have developed a very strong, positive and beneficial partnership between staff, parents and approximately 500 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Over the past five years the school has worked towards developing, implementing and then embedding an evidence-based Literacy Program for all students. This program features a focus on guided reading, phonics, spelling and writing.

In the Early Childhood area of the school, staff continue to focus on all key aspects of a child's development. This includes physical, cognitive, social, creative and personal development. The staff have worked jointly to raise literacy expectations whilst still providing opportunities to learn through hands on processes and structured, purposeful play.

The school has been able to develop an excellent set of technology resources that are used widely in classrooms. Students can access learning programs through PCs, iPads, notebooks and interactive whiteboards. The school also has a dedicated computer lab and PCs in the library to use for research work.

The school has four specialist areas that are conducted by specialist teachers. All students from Years 1 to 6 participate in science, music and physical education on a weekly basis. Indonesian is currently provided to Year 3 students and will be offered to all students in Years 3 to 6 by 2021.

Our students' passion for music is further developed through the provision of programs by the School of Instrumental Music. Selected students have the opportunity to develop their skills in playing instruments such as trumpet, double bass, cello, flute, clarinet, viola, violin and guitar.

Albany Primary School is currently transitioning to becoming a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. We look forward to sharing more information about this throughout 2018.

Our school is relatively new and therefore has facilities that include a music room, dedicated science room, a dedicated computer lab, an art room, a spacious purpose built library, a well-resourced assembly area set up for performing arts and a dedicated early childhood facility as well as classrooms and various supporting storage space.

The grounds are spacious and structured to accommodate opportunities for students to engage in various sports and play. Over the years the P & C and school have worked together to enhance the facilities and aesthetics of the grounds. This has ensured that the school has a stimulating early childhood play area, an adventure playground for the primary aged students and sporting fields dedicated to winter and summer sports.

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