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Welcome to the Pascoe Vale South Primary School website, which provides an introduction to our learning community built on the foundations of our values – Caring, Learning, Enjoyment and Respect.

We believe that children develop self-esteem, confidence, understanding and independence through working and playing in a positive, supportive and challenging learning environment that is linked to the global world.

As the principal I am privileged and proud to lead and collaborate with our community so our students acquire useful and important bodies of knowledge, become powerful learners by expanding and making articulate their repertoire of learning strategies and becoming fine, caring and principled citizens.

Our staff are professional, caring and dedicated. As learners ourselves, we are committed to improving the learning opportunities and outcomes for all students through collaboration and ongoing professional learning.

High expectations ensure that every child is making progress, achieving and succeeding at all stages of their learning.

We pride ourselves on developing the whole child. Developing caring, resilient, respectful, co-operative and considerate students underpins our teaching and learning programs. We support students to develop independence, leadership skills, accept responsibility for choices made, understand that learning involves uncertainty, difficulty and effort, and develop resilience when difficulties are faced.

Our strong emphasis on connecting with every child ensures the development of a friendly, engaging and supportive learning environment. High quality teaching and learning is surrounded by an atmosphere of care and respect.

Our Literacy and Numeracy sessions focus on the learning of key skills and the inquiry units of work undertaken enable students to integrate, practise and build these skills in a genuine context. Additionally 21st century skills are incorporated through the use of digital technologies, problem solving activities, critical thinking, reasoning and team work.

Open communication between staff, parents and families is highly valued and is instrumental in ensuring that all children enjoy coming to school, are engaged in learning and are achieving their best.

Members of our community and visitors to our school comment upon the positive, friendly atmosphere with children engaged in their learning. I invite you to come along to Pascoe Vale South and experience this for yourself. I look forward to the opportunity to share our school with you and develop a long and strong partnership with your family in your child’s primary schooling.

Sue Spurr