Principal's Message

Roxburgh Rise Primary School opened January 2005 and is situated in Roxburgh Park, a relatively new residential suburb in the City of Hume, approximately 20km north of Melbourne CBD. The school opened with an enrolment of 114 students and has grown to a current a current enrolment of 700+ students, the vast majority from non-English speaking backgrounds. With the Greenvale Lakes estate developing to the west of the school it’s envisaged that the school will grow to 750+ students over the coming years. The school employs 67 staff, which includes 3 Principal Class, 51 teachers and 15 Education Support Staff.

 

Roxburgh Rise Primary is a modern well equipped school with sixteen permanent multi-purpose teaching and learning areas, as well as fourteen relocatable classrooms, eight of which are enclosed within a newly constructed Learning Gallery. Other impressive facilities include a music room, library, art and craft room, canteen, full sized gymnasium, ICT centre, community learning centre and comprehensive administration area. The school has been constructed with attractive landscaped, passive and playing areas, as well as modern sporting facilities. The school is a member of the Hume Schools’ Network.

Through its values of Community Spirit, Teamwork, Honesty, Respect and Excellence, Roxburgh Rise Primary School is committed to providing students with opportunities to become successful lifelong-learners. We aim to provide a high quality, comprehensive curriculum that improves student learning in a safe, caring and challenging environment. Varied and extensive intervention programs cater for student needs in an effort to improve educational outcomes.

The school employs a range of Education Support Staff, including a psychologist, speech pathologist, school nurse, integration and multicultural aides, who work with dedicated teachers to provide a happy and engaging learning environment that enables students to develop their social competencies, resilience and self esteem. Student wellbeing is further enhanced 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 rich, safe, challenging and ‘hands on.’ This is exemplified through our Personalised Learning strategy and 1-to-1 Netbook program.

2011 school achievement data indicates that we are achieving at or above like schools. Our staff, parents and students are very satisfied with the school, as reflected in statewide Staff, Parent & Student survey results, where levels of satisfaction are well above the state mean in most areas.

Roxburgh Rise Primary School values the importance of family engagement and encourages the involvement of parents in their child's learning. The establishment of a Community Hub will further enhance our family and community partnerships. At Roxburgh Rise PS, we believe 'every face has a place and every voice is vauled'.

I look forward to seeing your face and hearing your voice at our school.

Chris Bozikas

PRINCIPAL

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