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Location

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School is located in Roxburgh Park, within the City of Hume approximately 20kms north of the Melbourne CBD.  The school is well situated, with its attractive sandstone buildings, close to community facilities such as a family day care centre, kindergarten, local shops, and adjacent to a local historical site.

Our school enjoys the advantages of a community with wide diversity in the cultural background of its residents.  Student population is made up of many different cultures and we celebrate the rich experiences that this brings.

 

History

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School school opened in 1997 with an enrolment of 214 students.  By 2004 the school population had peaked at 909.  In 2015 the school is in its nineteenth year of operation, with a current enrolment of 663 students.

Throughout this period our school has been providing outstanding opportunities for our students, ensuring that we cater for the diverse educational, physical, social and emotional needs of each student.

 

Facilities

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School is well equipped throughout, with numerous teaching and learning areas.  The school also enjoys a full sized gymnasium, library, visual art and craft rooms, canteen, dedicated ICT centre, LOTE environment, and performing arts room. The school also uses a multipurpose learning space, community learning environment, and modern administration area.

The attractive grounds have been landscaped, and include areas for either passive or active play. Outdoors areas include access to sports courts, an oval, soccer pitch, sandpit and 2 playgrounds.

 

Teaching and Learning

Throughout the primary years we aim to develop fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours in English, Mathematics, Integrated Studies, Civics and Citizenship, Health and Physical Education, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School is a vibrant learning environment that provides a rich and authentic approach to learning.  The school aims to ensure that improved student learning is the highest priority. This is achieved by providing a comprehensive teaching program based on the National Curriculum Framework.  There is an additional focus on personalised learning and a differentiated program is offered based on individual student needs.

Through a collaborative approach, teachers are informed through regular assessment of student learning.  A variety of targeted programs are in place for early intervention, extension for highly able students, direct explicit teaching, small group foci, and inquiry led investigations, that are all underpinned by integrated use of ICT.

 

Welfare

In addition to the 48 caring and dedicated teaching staff, students are supported by a range of Education Support staff, including integration aides, multicultural aides, a speech pathologist, and welfare coordinators.  ES Staff work with dedicated teachers to build a happy and engaging learning environment.

Our focus on student wellbeing is enriched through the implementation of the Kids Matter initiative which is whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. All staff are committed to delivering a quality curriculum that is authentic and supported through the existence of strong community relationships. This allows students to develop a strong sense of self-esteem and resilience a respect.

 

Anywhere Anytime Learning

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School has a strong commitment to needs of 21st century learners. High level learning technologies are employed throughout the school including interactive whiteboards, class room access to netbooks, and an elective bring your own device program.

Our teaching programs are supported through the availability our Anywhere Anytime Learning program.

 

Community

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School values the partnership between home and school.  We understand the importance of family engagement and actively encourage the involvement of parents in their child’s learning.

 

Data

At Roxburgh Homestead Primary School, varied and extensive programs cater for student needs in an effort to improve educational outcomes.  Our 2014 school achievement data indicates that we are achieving at or above like schools.

 

Out of School Hours Care

In order to support families, the school has a daily Out of School Hours Program (before and after school). The care provides a high quality, caring program designed to engage students in a range of activities.