Orelia Primary School (5511)

School Overview

At Orelia Primary School, we want children to reach their academic, social and emotional potential, and to become valuable members of the community.

Our mission is to deliver an excellent standard of education that supports children to achieve results equal to, or above state norms. Each innovative program caters to the needs of each child and their family.

Our pastoral care team (including a mentor, chaplain and AIEO) work closely with our staff and students throughout the week. Our teaching programs allow all children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident learners. We pride ourselves on offering effective, individualised literacy and numeracy programs. We also offer a variety of specialist subjects including art, music, science, history, physical education and health. Our physical intervention program focuses on reflexes and coordination in the early years. We also have a speech intervention program children from Kindergarten to Year 2. We also offer an on-site playgroup to all families with children 0-3 years of age.

We embed ICT throughout the learning environment to promote learning and engagement, with some classes now creating digital portfolios and making a range of multimedia presentations.

We explicitly teach students to identify their emotional state several times a day and have strategies to self-regulate themselves. We instil the values of respect, responsibility, safety and excellence to inspire every child to become a valued member of the community. Our inclusive environment and extended school services create opportunities for everyone to succeed.

As part of a vibrant parent community, the Parents and Citizens' Association is a strong source of support. The P&C coordinates the uniform shop and the canteen, and they facilitate a range of fundraising opportunities. We have strong affiliations with many businesses in the local community. Initiatives include a bike path for our Pre-Primary children, and a peace garden to enable children to work and investigate in an outdoor classroom. We are proud of our students, staff and families.

We encourage you to visit our school and find out more on what we can offer your child.