Overport Primary School - Success For All.
Our Mission: Overport is an inclusive school community committed to providing engaging and challenging opportunities that support individuals to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners.
At Overport we value:
CARES: Commitment; Acceptance; Respect; Excellence; Success
Overport Primary School, which is located in Frankston, enjoys an outstanding reputation within the local and wider community. This is demonstrated by the significant growth in enrolments; the school continues to have a steady growth with a current enrolment of 720 students.
The school's mission statement, “Overport is an inclusive school community committed to providing engaging and challenging educational opportunities that support individuals to achieve their full potential”, is underpinned by the strong core values of Commitment, Acceptance, Respect, Excellence and Strength.
Our students are supported by a highly professional staff, comprising of our principal and two assistant principals, 45 teaching staff and 18 education support staff. Classroom programs are designed to support individual needs and are enriched by a number of specialist and support programs which include: Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology, LOTE (Japanese), two literacy intervention program: LEAP –Literacy Enrichment Assistance Program and Literacy Tutoring, and a numeracy intervention program: MAP – Mathematics Assistance Program.
The staff are dedicated and committed to developing a learning environment which maximises the overall educational needs of our students and endeavours to achieve the best social, emotional and educational outcomes for all students.
Our school is committed to working with students as individuals, adapting programs to their specific needs through a differentiated approach to curriculum and instruction. Our teachers plan in strong teams together and share experiences across year levels. The school is in the last year of its Strategic Plan with a focus on building teacher capacity and curriculum delivery and has met all goals well. We will undertake a review later this year to develop our next four-year goals.
The school undertook a major building program that has seen a complete rebuild. This has lead to classrooms being designed with flexible learning spaces that offer the opportunity to embrace innovative practices throughout the school. The school also provides a multi-purpose hall, and a well-equipped Library, Visual Arts centre, Performing Arts centre, LOTE room and Computer hub. Out of Hours School Care, operated by “Extend,” is offered for families on site.
The use of Interactive televisions in all classrooms, school iPads and laptops in the classrooms and a computer hub allows us to support students’ technological learning. We have upgraded our ICT infrastructure and have a rolling lease that continues to grow our number of resources. We aim to continually improve access for all students to provide the digital tools to support their learning and continue to grow our knowledge and skills in this area.
Extra-curricula activities to engage our students in a range of learning opportunities include:
School production for senior students and end of year concert for all students, Wellbeing Weeks, Footy Day, House Athletics, Japanese Week, Book Week Celebrations and End of year Christmas Concert, as well as a myriad of camps and excursions. Students are able to receive private music tuition in the areas of keyboard, woodwind and brass instruments, guitar and drums. Students have the opportunity to participate in swimming programs from prep to 4 and a water safety program in 5 and 6. During lunchtime our library is also open for students to enjoy.
Our School Council and its sub-committees are highly active. School Council is responsible for fundraising, community social events and our grounds, as well as supporting curriculum initiatives. Our parents also can be involvement in classroom programs, fundraising, sports activities, camps and excursions, and numerous other activities. Our vegetable garden is used to educate our students on the value of growing and harvesting along with developing environment awareness and sustainability.
Students are encouraged to act responsibly, showing respect for people, the environment and public property. A strong approach to wellbeing, which includes Restorative Practices, is designed to support student social competencies across the school. We promote GEM -Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness, through our engagement with the Resilience Project.
Our school rules are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Learner.
These are designed to ensure a consistent and explicit approach to school behaviour expectations, ensuring all students feel safe and happy.
We welcome our community to join us at whole school assemblies which happen throughout the term on the basketball court. All levels have an assembly most weeks giving out awards and celebrating learning. As well as an acknowledgment for the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation, and the National Anthem and school song, the children make the following pledge:
I promise to do my best
for my country Australia,
for my school Overport,
and to help other people at all times.
Please email or call the school to organise a tour for your child’s enrolment in 2023. email@example.com or 9783 8777
Peninsula Health- Student Leadership Shines at Overport Primary School
Towerhill Road, Frankston, 3199
Phone: (03) 9783 8777
Melways Ref: 102 D07