Our School

 

Essex Heights Primary School is situated in Mount Waverley, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. It provides a primary education (Prep to Year 6) of the highest quality for children and is recognised as a school of excellence, where children develop positive attitudes and acquire skills that equip them for their future.

 

At Essex Heights, all children are valued and differences are accepted within a supportive school environment. The curriculum caters for the needs of all children and encourages each child to reach his/her potential in a stimulating and challenging classroom environment. The various needs of children with disabilities and highly able children are appropriately met.

 

At Essex Heights Primary School, the curriculum is designed around the Victorian Curriculum F-10 (replacing Victorian Essential Learning Standards), introduced in 2017, aimed at ensuring all students have the capacity to:

  • Manage themselves as individuals in relation to others
  • Understand the world in which they live
  • Act effectively in that world

 

Whilst literacy and numeracy remain a key focus, students are prepared for their future by being actively involved in learning programs covering a wide range of domains:

Curriculum programs are delivered through the flexible grouping of children (with a mix of age grade and multi age classes) and specialist teaching. The curriculum is further enriched by such programs as Police in Schools, Life Education and Health & Human Relations. The school has an outstanding Before & After School Care program which also operates Monday to Friday during school terms, on student-free days, and during school holidays. A weekly after school Chess Club is also offered.



Essex Heights Primary School uses a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework to promote high expectations in managing self and interacting with others.


 

Facilities Include:

  • New large gymnasium (school & community use, access to kitchen facilities)
  • Networked computers in each classroom
  • A large music room featuring an extensive variety of instruments and technology, computer facilities, individual instrumental teaching rooms and access to a Keyboard Laboratory
  • Modern, well stocked, computerised library
  • Large school hall (school & community use, access to kitchen facilities)
  • Well equippped Art Room with Kiln
  • Modern and bright children’s Health Centre
  • Fully equipped canteen
  • Ramps and bathroom facilities for children with disabilities
  • Intercom facilities in all classrooms
  • Extensive playground areas (with 2 ovals, basketball and netball courts)
  • Shade protected modern playground equipment

 

The school sees education as a partnership of children, staff, parents and the local community.


EHPS in 2018

Our current enrolment is just under 580 students, distributed across the school as follows:

Prep - 4 classes

Year 1 - 4 classes

Year 2 - 4 classes

Year 3 - 3 classes

Year 4 - 3 classes

Year 5 - 2 classes

Years 5 & 6 (composite) - 4 classes



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