Our school vision is ‘Together we learn, lead and achieve.’
Located in leafy surrounds, with abundant areas for sport and recreation, Montmorency South provides the perfect setting for our children’s primary education. Student enrolment in 2017 was about 630, which is large enough to enable us to provide a range of valuable programs but small enough so that every child is known. We have 39.93 equivalent full time staff; two principal class, 30.4 teachers and 7.53 education support staff. All classes are straight grades and teachers work in teams to plan the programs for the children. Our French program covers all classes from prep to 6 and the school also runs the highly successful Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) program. Students also have access to iPads, laptops, cameras and interactive whiteboards.
Many opportunities are provided for students to develop leadership skills and they can also participate in extra-curricular activities during and outside of school hours. These activities include many different sporting events, choir, chess, Kelly Sports Dance, ICT – game-making, Lego Club, Stem club, keyboard, guitar and instrumental music programs. The overall learning program is supported by the Tribes framework.
The purpose of the Tribes process is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world. As part of Tribes, five agreements are honoured; attentive listening, appreciations/no put downs, mutual respect, the right to think and to do your personal best. We continue to have a strong reputation for the programs offered to our special needs students and are proud of the consistent achievements of our students on the PSD programs. The school also provides an Out of School Hours Care program.
Community involvement in the school is high and is vital to the running of our school. We have a very proactive School Council and Parents and Friends group, who organise and run a number of fundraising events throughout the school year. Both of these groups play a pivotal role in furthering the strong sense of community that is a trademark of Montmorency South Primary School.