Principal’s Message

At Park Ridge Primary School, we pride ourselves on having a friendly and supportive learning environment that has a strong focus on high quality teaching and learning, the fostering of positive relationships within the school community and on student well-being. As a school community, we are proud of our fine achievements and traditions in student learning across all curriculum areas, especially in the areas of literacy and numeracy. We offer diverse and dynamic programs that target the individual needs of children, ensuring that each child attains their full potential. The current specialist programs that we offer are Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and our Language other than English (LOTE) is Indonesian. Learning programs are designed to cater for all student learning needs and provide learning for each student at their individual level.

At Park Ridge, our students learn and play in an atmosphere of care and respect and are supported by our Positive Education, Student Leadership, Peer Support, Values and Buddy programs. Our staffing profile reflects a breadth and depth of experience and expertise and this contributes to quality classroom programs. Just as our students inquire, solve problems and work cooperatively together, so too do our teachers. Teachers work and plan in teams and are continually improving their teaching and learning techniques through quality professional development and peer coaching and mentoring programs.

Our school facilities are outstanding and provide a wonderful learning environment for our students and staff. The school has exceptional teaching and learning spaces that are large, bright, functional, heated, air conditioned and welcoming. We also have a large library, multi-purpose gymnasium facility as well as LOTE, Science, Visual Arts and Performing Arts rooms. The school also has a thriving Before and After School Care Program. A strength of the school is certainly the strong school/home partnership that exists in our school community. Parents/carers are warmly welcomed into the school to assist and become involved in many different areas of the daily operation of the school. Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision.

We are very proud of our school and the achievements of our students and believe that you should consider Park Ridge Primary School before making that decision. Come and see our great school – you won’t be disappointed.

David Mann