Welcome to Launching Place Primary School, a vibrant, attractive and progressive teaching and learning environment that provides a comprehensive educational program for the children of the Yarra Valley. Our school enjoys an excellent reputation within and beyond the local community, with children attending our school from many different communities. Staff, parents and community groups work tirelessly as a school community to continually improve outcomes for the children.
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Launching Place Primary School is situated in the Yarra Valley, and can be accessed along the Warburton Highway, approximately 62 km east of Melbourne.
At Launching Place Primary School, students experience a comprehensive curriculum delivered in an environment that is friendly, encouraging and caring. The school's current enrolment of approximately 200 is drawn from the wider local area with many children travelling from neighbouring townships by car and bus. The staff profile includes highly skilled and experienced teachers and a learning specialist. There is a strong community spirit with a supportive and involved parent population and School Council. Communication is provided through a variety of means including our fortnightly newsletter and assemblies, which are run by student leaders each Friday morning. We also use Compass as our school management platform to deliver newsletters, notices and to communicate with parents.
The school provides a comprehensive curriculum in all areas of the Victorian Curriculum with specialist teachers providing learning in the areas of The Arts, LOTE (Japanese), P.E. and Science. We provide support programs including Mini Lit and Multi Lit and extension programs such as the Victorian High Ability Program and Gateways. We also offer other enrichment programs such as swimming, Yr 1-6 Camping/Outdoor Education, Interschool Sport, Lunchtime Clubs, Junior School Council, Student Leadership roles (e.g. environmental, media, the arts), Instrumental Music Lessons, a biennial whole school musical production, an end-of-year celebration and much more.
The school’s future direction centres on the provision of a progressive curriculum with a strong focus on core learning of literacy and numeracy. Students are encouraged to develop decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning and implementing tolerance, respect and consideration of others.