About Us

Camberwell South Primary School is located in the Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris in the City of Boroondara.

Established in 1925, the school has achieved its own unique identity in the local and wider community. There are currently 486 students enrolled, living in the suburbs of Glen Iris and neighbouring Camberwell.

Outstanding facilities and playground spaces provide an excellent learning environment for all students.

All students have access to a range of digital devices including interactive whiteboards, notebook computers, work stations and iPads. In 2014 a BYO iPad program was introduced throughout terms 2 – 4.

A range of support, enrichment and intervention programs are provided and are integral to enhancing student learning and social development.

 

Context

Our School is committed to personalising learning through a holistic approach that is developmentally appropriate. The school motto ‘support and challenge’ is modelled in every aspect of the school curriculum. Our teachers have the expertise to ‘support’ students as required and ‘challenge’ them at their point of need. This happens through continuous assessment and careful monitoring of each student’s progress.

Students are exposed to a rich, relevant curriculum that promotes lifelong learning and provides them with the attributes necessary to thrive in the 21st century as multi-literate global citizens.

At Camberwell South Primary School we are committed to building a learning community. The diversity of student need is well supported by providing a curriculum that is based on the critical attributes required for the 21st century. These include:

  • Creating a global classroom

  • Being digitally literate

  • Having adequate access to technology and multimedia

  • Being emotionally literate

  • Using an inquiry approach underpinned by project based learning and research awareness

  • Promoting student centred learning with authentic assessment

  • Being creative

  • Adapting to personal and social change through lifelong learning and

  • Promoting healthy attitudes to physical fitness and body image.

 

School Norms

Camberwell South Primary School has a responsibility to provide an educational environment that ensures that all students are valued and cared for, where they feel that they are part of the school, and where they can engage effectively in their learning and experience success.

This is underpinned by the School Norms of:

  • treating people as individuals
  • working together
  • helping others
  • caring for others
  • being friendly
  • using manners at all times
  • listening to each other
  • respecting each other

School Norms are an accepted practice within our school community. They are inclusive of the Australian Government’s nine values for Australian Schools: care and compassion; integrity; doing your best; respect; fair go; responsibility; freedom; understanding, tolerance and inclusion; and honesty and trustworthiness.

School Norms are unpacked, discussed, role modelled and evaluated, and implicitly built into curriculum delivery, social circles, conflict resolution and class meetings.


Specialist Programs

We are committed to the provision of a high quality education including specialised programs. These include:

  • Art

  • Music (Instrumental Music Program, optional participation)

  • LOTE – French

  • Physical Education

  • Access to a well-resourced library/technology centre (Resource Centre)

  • Learning Intervention as appropriate

  • Enrichment and Extension programs (a range of optional programs).