ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Regency Park Primary School was established in 1977. It is located in a popular residential estate in Wantirna at the foothills to the Dandenong Ranges, 30km east of Melbourne. We currently have a student population of approximately 540, which is representative of many different cultures.
Regency Park Primary School is committed to providing each child with an excellent education within a supportive environment. We set high academic and behavioural expectations for all students and assist them to achieve their personal best. Results consistently show high levels of academic success. Teachers develop their classroom program to meet student needs and abilities. The academic program is enhanced through the provision of inschool visits, excursions and a whole school cultural program. Camps are organized for students in Years 3 to 6. Many clubs are provided for example, Robotics, Art, Garden, Lego, Basketball. The extensive range of programs provided ensures that each student has an opportunity to develop their talents and potential across a range of areas.
The school has an outstanding reputation in the local community with an exemplary specialist program incorporating Physical Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Spanish. There is a strong focus on both Visual and Performing Arts with students being provided with many opportunities to showcase their skills including the School Production, Junior School Pageant, Wakakirri and End of Year Celebration. Vibrant displays of exemplary Art work are displayed throughout the school.
A range of digital technologies are utilised within each classroom to support teacher’s best practice in all areas of the curriculum. Interactive whiteboards, laptops, ipads are used in all classrooms to facilitate engaging learning opportunities. Technology is a learning tool that teachers use with the whole grade, small groups or to meet individual learning needs. Teachers are regularly developing their own ICT skills and the financial commitment to this program is significant in providing new and varied technology.
Regency Park has a strong school community spirit. Home school partnerships are highly valued with all key stake holders working together to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all students. Parents are welcomed into all aspects of school life including school council, committees, classroom assistance, working bees and attending excursions and camps. Several special events are held each year welcoming community members to attend and support their children. The school leadership actively advocate an open door policy where parents are very welcome to discuss issues and concerns as they arise.
Staffing is very stable with an effective mix of experienced and graduate staff. Students learn in attractive and well maintained classrooms. Other school facilities include a well-stocked library, a GP room, music room and break out learning areas. Grounds are extensive and well maintained providing a range of options for student play times. All areas of the school are maintained to a high standard with the students taking responsibility for sections of the garden, including a vegetable patch.
Regency Park provides a welcoming, attractive and safe school environment where respect, responsibility, honesty, acceptance and persistence are valued and fostered. We believe that every child needs to be given every opportunity to reach their potential and achieve success.
Our students learn in colorful, interesting classrooms where the teachers take great pride in providing an environment where children want to come to school and learn. Student’s work is displayed in classrooms and around our school for everyone to enjoy.
Our learning environment:
All students have the opportunity to visit our beautifully appointed library to read, research and borrow on a regular basis.
Students experience an engaging learning environment where group and individual pursuits can be undertaken. Complementing our fully air conditioned classrooms are:
· Extensive and well maintained school grounds, enclosed within a boundary fence
· Multiple, modern playgrounds suitable for different age students
· Designated “Prep only” play equipment
- Quiet garden space with picnic tables and room to relax
· Expansive under cover areas with plenty of shade
· Large indoor Multi-purpose room
· Beautifully appointed Library
· Canteen and Uniform shop