Serpentine Primary School (5415)

School Overview

At Serpentine Primary School we acknowledge our history and tradition and seek to balance this with a focus into the future, embracing innovation, current educational research, and teaching and learning practices.

Our commitment is to ensure that children attending Serpentine Primary School are treated to all benefits that a rural school has to offer while still receiving the highest quality education. The belief that all children can be high achievers and that every child matters every day is fundamental to our approach.

A clear moral purpose, explicit teaching strategies and shared leadership drive our approach to teaching and learning. It is what we do every minute, every hour of every day that makes the difference. When we get the teaching right, student success is guaranteed and the structures we have in place hold teachers accountable to working towards ensuring this takes place.

Our committed teaching staff provide numerous learning opportunities for children, whilst developing them socially, physically, academically and emotionally to reach their goals. Our teachers use an explicit teaching model to teach the fundamentals in numeracy and literacy and hold themselves accountable to ensure that all students develop strong basic skills, which set them up for success in later years.

A wide range of specialist programs (physical education, the arts and science) offer children a full curriculum, inclusive of their individual abilities and interests. We also have an experienced and supportive student services team, led by our learning support coordinator, to enhance our commitment to ensure the specific learning needs of children are met and to aid in the development of safe and supportive learning environments for all students.

Our schools offer students a range of diverse extracurricular activities. External and in-school extension programs are available for talented and gifted students in physical education, science and art. There is also a running club, morning dance program, school choir and student enterprise program for older students. A strong technology program exists to ensure students and staff have access to information and communication that enhances learning. Instrumental courses are offered on site through the Schools Instrumental Music Program.

Serpentine Primary School aims to develop the skills, knowledge and understandings that will assist each child to become successful lifelong learners and contributors to the community. With this is mind Serpentine Primary School began its journey into Positive Behaviour Support in 2018 to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm and where our students are rewarded and acknowledged for making positive behavioural choices.

It is our shared belief we have a responsibility to teach and learn alongside our students within a moral and ethical framework and that education should be enjoyable for every child. We believe that the educational process is best served when the school, the child, the teacher and the parent work together in a positive way to support learning and a real family atmosphere can be found within our grounds. Parents are welcome to take an active role within the school and opportunities are available to be involved in the school through the P&C, special classroom programs and a variety of other school activities.

Our mission is to maximise educational opportunities for children and teach them the self-discipline that will inform their lives and give them choices.

For more information:
T: 9525 2257