WELCOME FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Caulfield Primary School is the school of choice for a growing number of families. Recent annual enrolment growth of nearly 20% reflects an acknowledgement of the wonderful educational community we offer both children and their families. At the same time. we remain small enough to maintain the fabulous sense of community for which we have become well known.
Recent priorities have included Bilingualism, Numeracy, Writing, Information and Communication Technology, and Mental Health and Wellbeing. Our program is designed to ensure that our students receive the best possible education, preparing them intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically for an ever-changing future.
Our School Values provide the foundation for all that we do at Caulfield: Excellence, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness and Diversity. At the beginning of each year, as part of our highly successful Start Up program, each class writes its own Passion Statement, providing the basis for their year ahead. Our staff also prepared their own Passion Statement. Each child creates a personal goal reflecting our School Values and these form the colourful ‘ribbon display’ on the Olive Street fence.
Caulfield Primary School is a school of which I am immensely proud to be Principal. We have an exciting future ahead and I invite you to join one of our school tours to see what we have to offer your child.
Mr Peter Gray
“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
– Japanese Proverb
Our teachers continuously monitor and assess children to develop future learning experiences, maintaining a high level of challenge whilst allowing children to experience success. They understand each student’s abilities, and plan flexible programs to cater for the different needs and learning styles of individual children. A smaller school means the children have personal relationships with all of our teaching staff and they feel a strong sense of connection and belonging. Our teachers recognise that a child’s attitude to school is an important factor in achievement. They work hard to create an environment in which children feel valued, safe and involved.
Takako Morita Falk
A RESOURCE SMART SCHOOL
Using resources responsibly and sustainably is important to everyone at Caulfield Primary School.
The student Environment and Gardening Clubs participate in a range of activities such as planting vegetables, creating lizard habitat, promoting ‘rubbish free lunches’ or saving energy through ‘beat the (solar) panels’ days, where the whole school tries to use less power than the panels generate.
We are proud of past successes such as winning the Schools Garden Awards and Glen Eira Leader Community Awards.
- We have a number of water tanks and rain harvesting facilities providing water to flush toilets and irrigate gardens.
- In 2014 we converted our vegetable beds into ‘water wise wicking beds’ to optimise water conservation.
- Students have planted hundreds of trees, grasses and shrubs in the grounds on National Tree Days to create a Yellow Box Woodland and other indigenous plantings.
- Rocks and logs have been added as habitat for lizards and other creatures.
- Students make sure they bring a ‘rubbish free lunch’ to school and collect fruit and vegetable scraps to compost and add to the worm farms.
- Eco Bins have been introduced to all classrooms.
- The school generates its own solar electricity, selling the excess back into the grid and monitoring usage in real time via a web-based system.
- Monitoring has prompted students and teachers to modify their behaviour.
An adventurous outdoor learning environment
The school grounds provide a range of spaces for learning and play, including sporting facilities, a Japanese Garden fronting Glenhuntly Road, a Friendship Garden with animal-themed plantings, an Indigenous Yellow-Box Woodland, orchard and vegetable gardens.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE
An exciting program for children from Kinder to Grade 6
Caulfield Primary School Outside Hours Care (OSHC) is operated in partnership with Camp Australia to provide safe, high quality care to students before and after school hours, and on curriculum or pupil-free days. Spaces for children from the nearby Montessori School are offered as available.
Many families are entitled to a rebate on childcare costs (Child Care Benefit) through Centrelink. For more information about the Child Care Rebate, Child Care Benefit and OSHC procedures, please visit Camp Australia @ Caulfield.
Our OSHC is open every school day, before school from 7.00-8.45 am and after school from 3.30-6.00 pm.
The morning program includes a healthy breakfast, while after school, students are provided with a substantial, healthy afternoon tea.
Our OSHC program is designed to be educational and age-appropriate, in accordance with the National Quality Framework guidelines, while still allowing children to relax and enjoy themselves before and after the busy school day.
On pupil-free (or curriculum) days, OSHC is open from 7 am to 6 pm, subject to demand.
Our staff are fully trained and accredited in accordance with the new National Quality Framework. Children enrolled in OSHC are provided with a range of activities and games, including outdoor play, cooking, art, craft, puzzles, board games and books. There is time for homework so children can relax when they get home. In addition, a range of specialist sport programs are offered for several weeks a term. These are included in your regular fee.