I am proud to be the Principal of Oakleigh South Primary School. I began my association with the school as a teacher at the former Beryl Street site in 1987. The enrolment then was 109 and I have seen the school grow to approximately 950 students. In 2000, we orchestrated the move to the school’s present site, along with a refurbishment of the former Huntingdale High School. Our school is in a quiet area of Oakleigh South, with beautiful grounds nestled in between Metropolitan and Huntingdale Golf Courses.
We pride ourself in offering all students a wide range of success orientated opportunities in a safe and caring environment. We value and encourage high academic achievement with a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy, as a basis for all further learning.
Our programs are designed to cater for a diverse range of learning styles and student abilities with opportunities for support or enrichment at all levels. We utilise a range of Information and Communication Technologies to enhance the learning program. Our modern Learning Centre allows for flexible teaching and learning programs. Our highly successful sporting, sustainability and arts programs allow for the development of the whole child and assist in enhancing self-esteem and confidence. The school has a dedicated staff catering for all our students.
We continue to revise and develop our approach to student wellbeing to ensure all students are engaged and connected with the school. We promote the values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity & Working Together and encourage our students to be persistent, trustworthy, tolerant and actively involved in their school.
Focusing on family/school partnerships and developing the school as a community hub is a priority. Our excellent facilities enable us to host many after school activities, community and weekend sporting events.
The challenge ahead is to provide for our growing school community in all areas of staffing, resources and facilities. We have excellent communication occurring with our Regional and Central offices to ensure this happens. Our workforce is an excellent mix of youth, experience and enthusiasm and we continue to attract the highest quality staff to Oakleigh South.
I trust you will enjoy your time with us and invite you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
School Tours for 2017 enrolments are underway.