At Overport Primary School our highest priority is your children!
We are keen to give your child the best start!
Overport Primary School has an outstanding reputation within our community and offers many engaging learning opportunities for your child’s development. We understand that each child is a unique individual and deserves the opportunity to flourish to meet their full potential. Our professional staff delivers engaging and inspiring curriculum programs to enrich each child’s education. They not only rejoice at the students’ achievements but encourage and support their efforts. Our curriculum programs are supported by a broad range of specialist areas: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Japanese, Health and Physical Education and Technology. Our Library is student focused and offers a central focus for literacy and inquiry to all students.
Teachers have a genuine fondness for the children in their care. They have a strong focus on developing positive relationships to promote school connectedness. We believe that all children have the right to be protected within our environment. We promote wellbeing through a nurturing setting with clear expectations and embed all child safe standards. Our school encourages inclusion and tolerance, and supports the democratic principles of Australia. Our Vision and Values can be found at the following link.
Overport’ s building design is unique. It has a semi-open plan style environment that offers opportunities for students to develop independence, make connections with a broad range of other students and staff as well as working in a calm, air-conditioned, attractive setting. Our senior students are housed in the “Towerhill Learning Centre” which comprises nine learning spaces and open plan areas. This environment supports explicit teaching as well as many opportunities for our students to set personal learning goals with their teachers, therefore, having ownership of their own learning. Our preps are housed in a flexible learning area in the “Summit Learning Centre”, where they have access to all their teachers. The “Summit Learning Centre” and the “Bayview Learning Centre” offer open yet flexible spaces for a range of teaching to suit all students’ needs. Our middle school is housed in the “Hakea Learning Centre”. The learning spaces are complemented by an extremely large well-equipped Library, a Visual Arts centre, Japanese Learning area, Technology rooms and a Performing Arts centre. The students have access to a large range of multimedia equipment including iPads, netbooks, notebooks, desk top computers within our two computer labs. All our air-conditioned classes have either interactive whiteboards or interactive televisions.
We have a fantastic community spirit where parents and teachers work together in our family centred environment. Our School Council through the Building and Grounds committee has developed a whole school approach to our buildings and grounds development. The approach is designed to continue to beautify the school, embrace environmental awareness, offer student and school community ownership through a range of related garden areas such as our beautiful Indigenous garden, as well as support sustainability approaches through engagement in our vegetable garden as well as our student body ‘The Climate Council’.
Enrolment: Currently we have enrolled 735 students. All schools have a designated neighbourhood boundary for their particular zone. You can establish if you are within our zone through the Find My School website at https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ If you would like a tour of the school, please contact us to make an appointment or you can view our virtual tour on this website.
For families with a Prep for 2022, keep up to date with our tour dates by visiting our page devoted to transition dates and information here.
Out of Hours School Care Program: We are delighted to be able to offer before and after school care and a school holiday program for our students on our grounds through “Extend”. Those students and their families who are using the service have found it to be excellent and the staff very caring. Please contact Extend directly on 1300 366 437 or make an online booking click here.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming our local families to the school.