Altona Green Primary School was established in 1990, and is located in a residential area of Altona Meadows 20kms west of Melbourne. The student population of 410 consists of children from a diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Our school belongs to the Hobson’s Bay network of schools with whom we work collaboratively, to provide the best education for the students across our local area.
We are committed to the values of: KINDESS, ENCOURAGEMENT, FAIRNESS, ACCEPTANCE and RESPECT with all our actions underpinned by these shared values.
Altona Green Primary School encourages students to respond to high expectations, to work effectively with others, and acknowledges that students learn best when they have confidence in their own abilities and a sense of personal worth.
We see our classrooms as learning communities where children are offered a broad curriculum from Prep to Grade 6 with diverse learning experiences in the arts, sciences and physical and sport education. Learning Technologies are an integral part of the classroom program with low computer ratios together with all classrooms equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard that complements the teaching and learning processes. In 2015 we have implemented a 1:1 iPad program for Prep students and this will move through the school in the following years. The focus of our curriculum uses an inquiry approach where children are encouraged to take greater responsibility in their investigations.
We strive to create a friendly and safe environment for our students and welcome and encourage the support of both our local community and our parents. Our school practices a restorative-justice approach when dealing with any conflict with our students and families in our school community, seeking always to restore relationships in a positive way.
All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities including intensive swimming programs, camps and excursions, instrumental music, sports teams and gifted and talented and interest-based programs. We are proud to offer our students in Years 3-6, involvement in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program which is well established in our school programs. Our 2015 Prep students learn Indonesian as our language of choice and this will move through the school in the following years. Our school provides a before and after school program as a service to the local community.
Altona Green Primary School is committed to building a positive future, by developing lifelong learners, who value themselves and others. We work towards achieving this through building positive relationships with children in a safe, supportive and caring environment.