Welcome From The Principal


Welcome to Sunbury Heights Primary School, a school where everyone counts every day.

 

Established in 1981, Sunbury Heights Primary School’s moral purpose is that all students, regardless of their background or location reach their full potential and have access to first rate public education. Our school values are those of Respect, Responsibility and Kindness.  

 

With literacy and numeracy as our ever present focus, we aim to provide a safe and supportive environment that promotes a passion for learning. We encourage curiosity and want to develop confidence in our students, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to become valued members of the community.

 

Sunbury Heights Primary School, a Respectful Relationships Lead School, is fully compliant with Child Safe Standards. All staff and students have responsibility for input into the Department’s preferred model of School Wide Positive Behaviour. This approach allows us to deliver consistent student behaviour support practices, anti-bullying strategies, and adherence to our values of kindness, respect, and responsibility. 

 

Our students are encouraged to have a voice in their learning and are offered many leadership roles across the school. In 2020 some of the roles include School Captains, House Spirit Leadership Team, Junior School Council, Class Captains, Engagement and Wellbeing Leaders and buddies to our Foundation students. Earlier this year our school captains updated the student oath that reflects our school values. If you visit our school, you will see the student’s pledge just as you walk through the front door.     

 

Sunbury Heights Primary School is renowned for being inclusive. We are welcoming of students from all backgrounds. Students with additional needs are well catered for. Much thought and expertise goes into providing the universal, targeted and individual strategies and services, which best support the engagement and wellbeing of the whole child.

 

As well as our classroom based programs we offer specialist S.T.E.A.M, Physical Education, Art, Music and Auslan Programs. Each child in the school has access to technology for aspects of their learning. Private music tuition is also available through the ‘Institute of Primary School Music’.

 

We encourage our students to be involved in the community and share their musical and artistic talents at events such as the Sunbury Show, Sunbury Carols by Candlelight, and Wakakirri. Partnerships with Melbourne Storm, Cricket Victoria and our neighbouring Sunbury and Digger’s Rest Schools for sporting, has helped us reinforce for our students how valuable physical education is as both fitness and recreational pursuits.

 

 As your child’s first teacher, we are committed to engaging with our parents and carers in providing the very best in learning and welfare for your child. We encourage families to become involved in school life.

 

There are many ways you can do this.  Make sure you make time to come and meet and greet your child’s teacher when school resumes for the year, interact with the classroom on Class Dojo, Google Classrooms or the school’s Facebook Page. Join your child and their teacher for three way learning conferences held in June and December.

 

Be a parent helper in classroom programs, volunteer at working bees, the canteen, at breakfast club, on excursions, at sports days or on camps. Join in with school wide events such as Mother’s and Father’s Day Breakfasts, Fathering Project Events, Harmony Days and the Foundation ‘Get to Know You’ BBQ. Sunbury Heights also has an active School Council and Parents & Friends Association (PFA), which raises funds for extra facilities at the school.

 

A Community Hub operates within our school. The Hub offers amongst other things support for all families including several playgroups, a Breakfast Program and Parenting Courses. The Hub also provides space for training organisations to offer Adult Education Programs. Certificate 3 in ‘Education Support’ has proven very popular. Sharon Ramunno, our Hub Coordinator is available to assist both our current families and other community members with any queries.

In mid – 2020 a new shared facility as well as a two room preschool will be opened on site. These will provide many more opportunities for services to be made available for parents whose students attend our school or families who live in the South of Sunbury. 

 

I could go on and on about what a great school Sunbury Heights Primary School is, and what we have to offer. This is just a taste of it! The best way to find out more is to visit.  If any parent or carer has further queries or questions about the school, or its programs, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you are a prospective parent or carer, why not make an appointment to take a tour of our school and its facilities, and to meet our staff.  You can also see what happens at our school by visiting our school FaceBook page. 

 

If you'd like to send us an enquiry, or comment via email, please do so to: sunbury.heights.ps@education.vic.gov.au 

We'd be happy to hear from you.

 

Kind regards and best wishes

Kaye Mills