Welcome to Epping Primary School! I am extremely honoured to be the Principal of this wonderful school, and I am committed to the development of our most precious resource – our children.
As I walk around both campuses of Epping Primary School, I am so very proud of what I see. Students are excited about their learning and are engaged and motivated to do their best. The students are confident, competent and thoughtful, and enjoy a challenge.
Our school is forward-thinking and my vision is for each student to develop into a successful and confident person with a passion for life-long learning. All learning at Epping Primary School is student-centred and developmentally appropriate.
We have a supportive and positive community and strive to build strong relationships and partnerships. Our staff are open, highly committed and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that every learner is both challenged and fulfilled in their learning. We value our connections with families and the wider community and encourage all of our community to be involved in the school.
Our community has a multi-cultural profile which is valued and celebrated. The school was created from the merger between Epping Primary School and Greenbrook Primary School on January 1st 2012. The school Vision is "Making a Difference Together" and the school values are Respect, Honesty, Persistence, Resilience and Responsibility. Our purpose is to provide a learning environment that is both caring and challenging. We equip all students with the necessary skills, knowledge and dispositions to become valued and productive members of the community. Our mission is “To inspire and empower our students to thrive as lifelong learners.”
We are a vibrant primary school with a proud history, offering a comprehensive education to approximately 428 students. The school ensures best practice and programs operate at each campus to create an exciting and broad curriculum, and we are committed to continuous improvement. This is done through consistency of practice by using a common instructional model and by using research-based approaches such as the CAFE reading approach and the Big Write program. The staff work and build capacity through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) which ensures collaboration and collective responsibility for all students. PLCs also ensure that teachers know their students’ learning needs and use the most effective strategies and tools to guide each learner to the next level of understanding or skill. We are fortunate to have an extremely talented and enthusiastic staff who always strive to improve their teaching practice through professional learning, cooperation and collaboration.
What Makes Our School Different?
Our school is comprised of two campuses which boast large, inviting school grounds. We believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and have a strong focus on social and emotional wellbeing. The school campus has a school counsellor, has a strong Social and Emotional Awareness (SEA) Program and works with a number of external agencies to support students and families. The school has an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program and a Language Support program, and provides Reading Intervention and Tutoring in Literacy and Numeracy.
Epping Primary School has a strong focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) where iPads, Laptops and Chromebooks are used as effective tools in our students’ learning at all year levels. We have highly skilled staff who have built their capacity in relation to ICT and use this as a way to engage, motivate and extend student learning beyond the classroom. We are providing 21st Century Learning where our students are critical and creative thinkers, collaborative and problem solvers.
On behalf of our students and staff, I extend an invitation to you to visit our school and learn more about what makes Epping Primary School a special place for learning.
Enrolment enquiries about High Street can be made through phoning (03)9401-1389 or for any enquiries about our Greenbrook Campus please call (03)9401-3256.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Barbara McKenzie - Principal