Message from the Principal
Message from the Principal
Ringwood North Primary School is situated in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a leafy residential area.
The school offers educational possibilities. Our aim is to constantly strive to improve the learning outcomes for students in an atmosphere that is caring and supportive, and in which successes are shared and celebrated. Students experience a comprehensive curriculum inclusive of a range of extracurricular activities.
During Education Week, 2006, Ringwood North Primary School was announced as the winner of the Victorian Education Excellence Award for Curriculum Innovation. This achievement recognized, state-wide, the outstanding and innovative Middle Years program operating at this school.
This initiative is continuing with increasing diversity and experimentation with the whole school currently developing Challenge Based Learning (CBL) units, for which we have a global reputation.
Recognition of the school's openess and willingness to develop action research around the notion of sound teaching and learning practices, and engagement by both staff and students has lead to the school being a major player in the DEECD’s ipad trial in 2011/12, with all children in grade 5 and 6 working one to one with the devices over an 18 month period. Success in this area has lead to many visitors from overseas, interstate and local educationalists. For us, the "trial" continues as we explore further "options" and explore and develop best practice, and best engagement, and best results for our students.
Ringwood North Primary is a Distinguished Apple School.
We are happy to speak to all regarding our innovative work. Opportunities in extension programs are provided for high achievers in all classrooms across the school, as is Literacy / Numeracy support for students.
Ringwood North Primary School is proud of its Performing Arts and Creative Arts programs. All children receive instruction in classroom music and have the opportunity to join the school choir, participate in the Instrumental Music program, join the school band or join one of several performance ensembles. Instrumental lessons are held during the school day by a team of talented musicians at very affordable cost. The school stages its musical productions every two years, currently, the students are auditioning for roles in this year's production of The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan, which will be performed at the end of August. The school choir feeds directly into the production’s musical chorus, and enters eistedfodds in the non-production year, achieving many successes. Our Creative Arts program across the school is second to none. All children access the talents of our staff to work in various media and contribute to installation projects around the school.
Students participate in a Physical Education program across all levels, and take part in a wide range of interschool sporting competition from Year 5. Individual students have reached state selection in football, athletics and diving.