Welcome to Park Orchards Primary School, a school where teachers and parents work together to create a stimulating, supportive and successful learning environment for each student. Your child’s future definitely starts here at POPS.
At Park Orchards Primary School we develop highly motivated, inspired and engaged students who are excited about learning and optimistic about their future. We are proud of our high academic achievements and the way we focus on identifying and meeting the educational and interpersonal needs of all our students.
We work in close partnership with our parent community and ensure that everyone is able to contribute to and benefit from a vibrant, stimulating learning environment.
We warmly welcome you to visit our community and see our school in action. Georgina Daniel
The following values are seen as the core of the school and central to how all members of the community interact with each other.
Excellence – being the best we can
Diversity – accepting and celebrating difference
Integrity – having the strength of character to be fair and honest with yourself and others
Confidence – having the courage to believe in yourself
Respect – accepting and respecting ourselves and others
Resilience – showing effort and commitment to achieving goals and recovering from difficulties
At Park Orchards Primary School, each child is provided with care and support to develop positive relationships with peers and teachers. We specifically promote our values and ensure all students have a sense of belonging and connectedness. Our students are supported in an environment displaying high and positive expectations with many opportunities for participation, leadership, goal setting, autonomy and development of social and emotional skills. Together we share the responsibility for encouraging our students to take on the school values in every aspect of the school day.
We believe developing responsibility, reliability, organisational skills and confidence are important skills for all students at POPS to acquire.
All year 6 students are able to nominate themselves for School and House Captain roles or Technology, Sustainability, Library, Office and Canteen teams. They meet regularly with our school principal to discuss and brainstorm ideas for our school.
Year 5 students have the important leadership role of being buddies to a foundation student. Their responsibilities include getting to know their buddy, showing their little buddy different areas of the school, encouraging them to develop friendships with other foundation children and modelling positive play ground behaviours and school routines.
Students from years 3- 6 have the opportunity to participate in the Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC attend lunchtime meetings every second week, help organise fundraisers for our World Vision sponsor child, run ‘Aussie of the Month’ assemblies, set a good example to the rest of the school and collect ideas for school improvement from other students.
Our Learning Community
Park Orchards Primary School is a learning community where students and teachers are actively engaged in high quality learning and teaching and personal development programs to develop each person’s ongoing learning and best performance. Teachers, students and parents take responsibility for and work together to achieve the educational and personal development success of all members of the school community.
Park Orchards Primary School has excellent facilities which supports student learning needs. The students, teachers and the wider community all enjoy these facilities and therefore take pride in the look and feel of the school. Watch the video below and view some images of our bright, vibrant and inviting school.
PARK ORCHARDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
A Place of Many Achievements
To celebrate over 50 years of education, a publication has been produced titled “A Place of Many Achievements”, this book encapsulates both the story and ethos of the school. The author, Claire Levi, historian and past parent has described the spirit of the school with clarity, empathy and scholarship.
It all began many years ago in 1951 and in 1959 a petition with 71 signatures was presented to the Minister for Education “respectfully requesting the establishment of a Primary School in Park Orchards”. On 14 March 1961 the school doors were opened for the first time on one small block of four classrooms but the official ceremony would not occur for eighteen months.
Park orchards Primary School continues to be focussed on educational improvement and rigor. These improvements have led to its excellent academic reputation and current high levels of student achievement. Students and teachers continue to be interested in learning and challenging themselves to achieve their utmost.
Our policies relate to the day-to-day administration of Park Orchards Primary School.