Welcome to Ardross Primary School

The caring staff, friendly students and supportive community all work together to build a powerful learning environment.

Ardross Primary School is renowned throughout the community for its high level of academic achievement and vibrant integrated program. Ardross PS is proud of its recognition at international, national and state levels for students' excellence, developing thinking skills and environmental education.

 

We have high expectations for every student to succeed and to accomplish their very best. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities including excursions and programs such as 'River Rangers'. Specialist classes in Art, Physical Education, Music including The Instrumental School Service and Japanese, enhance breadth of learning. Intervention programs for students at educational risk, including Gifted and Talented, ensure the individual needs of students are catered for. Our focus on higher order thinking, inquiry skills and collaborative learning opportunities also assist us in preparing our students for their future careers.

 

Social and Emotional Well Being is achieved at Ardross Primary School through the implementation of targeted, research-based programs and our Students at Educational Risk (SAER) team, including our school chaplain. This inclusive program enables us to encourage a collective effort to optimise the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all of our students.

 

The staff at Ardross PS work as a dynamic team. There is a strong sense of community within the school due to staff working closely with the parent community to build strong partnerships that assist our school to continue to change and grow. Their own commitment to life-long learning ensures they are actively involved in professional learning to enrich their teaching practice.

 

Ardross Primary School is an inclusive, dynamic community.  We are proud of our cultural diversity which includes students from many nationalities. There are many opportunities for parental involvement.  An active P&C Association and School Board works tirelessly for the benefit of our students. We will often ask for family help within the classes and our special events.  I would like to encourage each parent/guardian to stay active in their child’s education.  I certainly realise that many of you lead busy lives and it is often difficult to volunteer at school.  However, taking just a few minutes in the evening to read to your child, talk with your child about school, or simply see that your child is organised for the next school day can have great benefits.

 

I hope that through your participation and interest you will come to feel very much a part of our school and its community.  Enjoy 2018 and all the excitement it brings. I look forward to meeting you and being an active part of your child’s learning.

 

 

Sue Mikkelsen-Taylor

Principal        

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