A warm welcome to Glendal Primary School
Deborah Grossek, Principal
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 880 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 families do need to live within our school zone. Sometimes we have vacancies in some year levels that are available for families living close to the zone, however these places are limited. Please phone the school for updated infomation.
We have recently placed a ceiling on our enrolments giving priority to families who live in our immediate neighbourhood. Our current enrolment is around 870 students. Please contact the school on 9803 1330 for information on vacancies at particular year levels. Currently we have most vacancies at Year 2.
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 year 2, 3 and 4 students are all involved in a Robotics program as part of the school curriculum. Children with special talents and interests are able to extend their learning further and compete with other schools.
Opportunities are provided for students to excel in programs such as: Tournament of the Minds; Science Talent Search; Chess; Robotics; the RACV Energy Breakthrough Competition; sport; choir; band and Performing Arts productions. Most importantly, 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 Nanjing in China. 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.
Glendal provides a comprehensive differentiated curriculum across the Victorian Essential Learning areas and is extremely proud of its 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 ‘Program Achieve - You Can Do it!’
- Thinking Curriculum
- Science, Humanities, Technology and Health
- Specialist programs from Prep to year 6 in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Sport
- Specialist Mandarin and French classes (LOTE).
- 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.