Reservoir West Primary School was established in 1954 and is located ten kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. Our school is built on a proud tradition of excellence in academic, cultural and sporting achievements. We provide a friendly and caring environment where a love of learning and the personal growth and wellbeing of all students is fostered. RWPS strives to create a welcoming environment for families and invites them to participate as partners in the education of their children.
The following values underpin all that we do:
Our current goals are: to maximise learning growth and achievement for all students, to empower students to be more actively engaged in learning and to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of all students.
Based on the school’s 2024 Student Family Occupation and Education Index, the school has a low-medium level of socio-economic disadvantage (0.2713). The proportion of parents born in Australia is 66%. The proportion of students born in Australia is 94%. 84 students speak a language other than English at home. This is 14.19% of the student body. 66 of these students were born in Australia, but speak a language other than English at home. They represent 11.15% of the student body.
In 2024, a total of 46.8 FTE staff are employed at the school (38.9 teaching and 9.84 non-teaching). This includes 3 Principal Class Officers and 5.89 FTE Education Support staff, a locally employed Psychologist 0.5 FTE, as well as 2.0 FTE Student Welfare Officers. Staff place an emphasis on providing individualised learning for our students in a team-oriented environment. All staff are committed to continued Professional Learning.
An enrolment ceiling has been in place since 2013. In 2023, the student enrolment was 591. Currently, the gender breakdown is 49% girls and 51% boys. The proportion of students with a Language Background Other Than English is 34%. The proportion of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students is 14%. The proportion of indigenous students is 2.87%.
Students are currently organised for learning in a mixture of straight and composite classes. Foundation to Year 4 are straight classes and the 5/6 classes are composite. Facilities provide the opportunity for flexible groupings of students and collaborative teaching. In 2024 there are 24 home groups, supported by specialist teachers and support teachers who work as a team to deliver a comprehensive curriculum. Students attend specialist classes in Art, PE, Library/ICT, and Spanish and Music. Teacher Support, EAL and Intervention and Tutor Initiative programs are provided.
The school is extremely well supported by a strong wellbeing team of two full-time Student Wellbeing, Engagement and Inclusion Leaders and a part-time Psych. Our Wellbeing team aslo provide support for our community in the area of Child Safety.
Reservoir West Primary School provides a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum. Staff have developed literacy and numeracy continuums, which are supported by an appropriate assessment schedule. Whole school agreements are outlined for curriculum areas and include expectations, assessment tools, common language and evidence-based explicit instructional strategies. The coherent, school-wide methodology applied to planning, assessment and the sharing of effective practices has built a unified teaching approach focused on making a positive impact on student learning. The diverse learning needs of students are catered for through purposefully designed teaching and learning programs.
The school uses digital technologies routinely across the curriculum with all students in the Senior School having access to their own devices. School iPads are used in the Junior School.
The school offers Before and After School Care, along with Pupil-Free day and Vacation programs. The School Council is a robust and supportive body and meets monthly. The School's Parents and Friend' Association is a small but strongly committed group which has done amazing things for our school this year and last with regard to social activities and fundraising.
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