Research Primary School aims to continue its fine tradition of providing excellent learning programs for all our students.

The aim of the school is to provide a high quality education through which children will:

  • develop intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social and emotional skills;
  • develop skills in decision-making, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking and cooperative learning;
  • develop resilience, self-esteem and respect for others;
  • develop self-discipline and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of all members of the school community.

A positive student welfare policy, energetic teachers who regularly participate in professional development and a parent body which provides active and regular support to school programs all contribute to the successful delivery of our educational program.

Students enjoy a safe, creative and stimulating learning environment, with extensive and interesting grounds.

Our Values are:


  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Sense of Fun
  • Equality
  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Co-operation
  • Honesty

Enrichment Programs

Research Primary School is proud to offer many interesting and varied programs which add both depth and breadth to an already rich curriculum. These include:

  • Annual Whole School Production
  • Bike & Traffic Safety Education
  • Camping Program (2-6)
  • Health & Human Relations (5 & 6)
  • Gymnastics Program
  • School Representative Council
  • Interschool Sport
  • Literacy & Numeracy Intervention
  • Swimming & Water Safety
  • Life Education
  • Fundamental Motor Skills Program
  • Buddy Program
  • Piano, Keyboards & Guitar Program
  • Project Based Learning
  • Gr 6 Transition Program
  • Smaller differentiated numeracy classes 2-6
  • Gr 5/6 Leadership Program
  • Choir 2-6
  • Hooptime Basketball 3-6
  • Carols @ Twilight
  • Cybersafety Program
  • GATEWAYS on -site
  • Whittlesea Show participation

Health and Safety


RPS Child Safety Policy

Child Safe Standards RPS2019


Student Safety

Please emphasis to your child that he/she is not permitted to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day.

If you need to collect your child during the day the following procedures apply:

  • Notify the classroom teacher of the time you intend to collect your child.
  • On arrival at school, please call at the Office.
  • Please sign our Early Departures Book at the School Office as part of our student welfare commitment.
  • You will then be asked to collect your child from their classroom.


Communicable Diseases

The Department of Health maintains a list of conditions that may require exclusion from School.



Please see the schools Student Asthma Management Plan Asthma also The Asthma Foundation website has useful information.

Assessment and Reporting

Our Assessment and Reporting program consists of several components.

We start with a Meet the Teacher evening for all classes at the beginning of the year, or at the end of the year for Preps entering the school the following year. This is followed by a Parent-Teacher interview and then a mid-year Three Way Conference to coincide with mid-year student reports.

During the middle of the year and again in December, written Student Reports are sent home. During the mid-year Three Way Conference, the Student Report is discussed and the Student’s Learning Journal is reviewed with parents.

Student Learning Journals are sent home twice a year to show parents the child’s progress and to allow parents to comment on the child’s learning. Learning Journals are also an important resource to be read in conjunction with the Student Reports.


School Council provides both Before & After School Care programs for the school community. The Before School Care Program runs from 7.00-8.50am, and the After School Care operates between 3.30pm and 6.30pm each school day.

Both programs offer a range of exciting age appropriate activities under the guidance of the caring staff of the OSHClub. Activities include indoor and outdoor activities, including crafts and games. Registration must be completed before students commence in the OSHC Program.

For further information please contact OSHClub on 1800 460 870 or visit their website OSHClub