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.
The BOUNCE BACK Program has been incorporated into the school’s Values and Social Competencies programs. The program was developed by well known child development expert Dr. Helen McGrath as a school-based curriculum program designed to teach students how to become more resilient and to establish environmental contexts and processes that are protective. The program has the following features:
It is based on research outcomes and sound psychological and educational theory.
- It can be taught to students from their first year of schooling up to Year 8.
- It can help inoculate students against the possibility of not coping when faced with future difficulties or adversity.
Building Learning Power
Good learners vary a lot, but they tend to approach challenges and problems with a core set of habits, interests and attitudes. One way of “mapping” these qualities is in terms of the Four Rs: resilience, resourcefulness, reflection and reciprocity (relationships). Each of these in turn can be divided into a number of features.
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
- Junior School Council
- Building Learning Power
- Interschool Sport
- Literacy & Numeracy Intervention
- Bounce Back
- 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
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.
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