Setting the Scene

Pascoe Vale South Primary School (PVSPS) is in the City of Moreland, bounded by major roads including Pascoe Vale Road and Citylink to the west, Bell Street to the north, and Moreland Road to the south. The school is part of the Moreland Network of schools in the North Western Victoria Region. PVSPS has extensive grounds (2 hectares) with a large playground area and spaces for active and passive play.

Pascoe Vale South Primary School’s vision is to develop global citizens who belong, learn and thrive. Underpinning our vision are the school values and behaviours of RESPECT, CARING, LEARNING and ENJOYMENT.

The school received funding for a capital works project in 2016. A new teaching and learning building was constructed in late 2017 and during 2018. This building complements the flexible teaching and learning space that was built in 2010. One and a half of the two 1950s, buildings, that were used for teaching and learning, were demolished as part of this project. In 2021, the construction of new multi-purpose hall and playground is underway thanks to funding and is now complete. This modern space is used for many different events and meetings.


In addition to 21st Century learning spaces, the Library space has been transformed into a Library Hub   with colourful and flexible furniture, an injection of new books recommended by our students and a borrowing desk, Students are able to borrow books to take home and share with their families.

All staff worked collaboratively to deliver a sequential and inclusive curriculum, based on the Victorian Curriculum framework. This included English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Personal and Social capabilities Italian (LOTE), DigiTec/ICT and music sessions are now part of our specialist sessions on offer.

The school has been successful in introducing many new initiatives, such as, Kids Clubs, Music Workshop sessions and You Think You Can Dance sessions during lunchtime for all students to attend. The Sustainability/Gardening Team was formalised in 2021 and gives students an opportunity to have hands on experience in planting, harvesting and picking seasonal vegies and fruits.

Extra-curricular programs at PVSPS include camp, interschool sport, sports clinics, athletics, cross-country events, swimming, gymnastics, excursions and incursions and these complement the core curriculum.

The upgrade of our play spaces has been a focus over the last two years, with phase 1,2,3 and 4 now completed. These play spaces are designed to encourage team work, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and risk taking. School Council wanted to move back to the natural materials such as boulders, logs and plants in these new play spaces.

Parents/carers have high expectations for their children and are supportive of the school.  This is reflected in the active School Council and sub-committees, participation in classroom programs and engagement with school events.