About Glendal Primary School

A warm welcome to Glendal Primary School

The school, which was opened in 1971 and recently has been largely rebuilt, is situated on 2.5 hectares of land in Glen Waverley, an eastern residential suburb of Melbourne approximately 20 km from the central business district.   Whilst many of the 800 plus  students live in the neighbourhood area, historically families have travelled from many other suburbs to attend the school. 

The current situation at our school regarding enrolments is that we do have vacancies in many year levels across the school that are available to families living outside the zone, however you will need to contact the school office for details and further information. 

Our regular school tours are held each Tuesday morning during Term times at 9.30am from the Administration building.  There is no need to book, just come along.

Families living within our school zone are guaranteed enrolment at our school.  Please see the following link for a map of school zones.  https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ 

We employ a high quality and dedicated staff who all work together to ensure that we maintain our high standards for the benefit of our students.

Our very modern facilities include newly built classrooms and an administration building housing a Conference Room, Community Room, Health Centre and Staffroom. Our school also features a new Arts Centre, Library and Computer Lab, new classrooms and a Science Centre.

The full size Gymnasium and Performing Arts centre accommodates weekly full school assemblies, concerts and musical performances as well as Music and Physical Education classes.

Glendal is proud of its rich history, tradition of educational excellence and outstanding facilities.

We extend all children’s emotional and intellectual growth, supporting the learning of our gifted and talented students as well as those that need additional help, with a range of special programs and expert teacher support.

We have a very strong Science and Technology program.  For example, our years two to five students are all involved in a Robotics program as part of the school curriculum. Our school robotics team, the iBots, have competed internationally to represent our school and Australia in the USA and Spain.  Check out their website at: https://glendal.ibots.team    Children with special talents and interests are able to extend their learning further and compete with other schools.  Bollywood dancing was introduced in 2017 and our Year 4 dancers  performed at the 2017 Victorian Principals Association Conference in Melbourne.

Opportunities are provided for students to excel in programs such as: Science Talent Search; Chess; Robotics; the RACV Energy Breakthrough Competition; sport; choir; band and Performing Arts productions.  Most importantly, we are an inclusive school and each student’s learning needs are catered for in every classroom every day.

Our Global Relationships program includes regular student exchanges with our sister schools in the USA (Pennsylvania and Hawaii) and Sumner in New Zealand.  Our students also have the opportunity to work with other students and teachers from our Joint Environmental Mission (JEM) sister schools every four years at the Earth Summit in Pennsylvania.

Curriculum

Glendal provides a comprehensive differentiated curriculum, based on the Victorian Curriculum and we are extremely proud of our achievements. Staff are passionately committed to optimising learning experiences for all our children.  

The focus for learning across the school includes:

  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Student Wellbeing supported by values education, Social Emotional Learning (Emotional Intelligence) and the  ' Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships ’program
  • Thinking Curriculum
  • Science, Humanities, Technology and Health
  • Specialist programs from Foundation to Year 6 in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Sport
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE).  Specialist Mandarin (Foundation to Year 6) and French classes (Years 5 and 6).
  • A vast range of extension and enrichment opportunities for all students.
  • Individual Learning Plans for students with unique learning needs.
  • Access to information and communication technologies.

We provide a child centred, developmentally appropriate learning environment that recognises, fosters and promotes the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each child. We understand that many children have unique learning needs and we are committed to addressing these needs.

Deborah Grossek, Principal              

 

 

                                             

 

Glendal Primary School