Principal’s Welcome

Aspendale Gardens has an inviting and friendly atmosphere where parents, staff and students work together to nurture the love of learning. A strong focus on positive, respectful and supportive relationships between all members of our school community is a high priority and at the core of everything we do.

At Aspendale Gardens Primary School we aim to provide an outstanding teaching and learning program designed around personalisation and inquiry learning. It is our intention to stimulate and challenge our students to enable them to reach their full potential as individuals, members of our community and as citizens of the world.  We have an inclusive environment where students are challenged and supported to be the best that they can be, with learning at the centre of everything we do.  At Aspendale Gardens we value the education of all our students and it is our priority to develop a mutually supportive partnership between students, parents and the school. We realise that the development of self-esteem and confidence is fundamental to each student’s personal, social and academic growth.

We believe that happiness and a sense of connectedness are vital for the development of confident and successful individuals. We recognise the need for our students to learn about themselves and others and to build resilience through programs such as ‘You Can Do It’, Kimochis and Restorative Practices which provide for student voice via Circle Time.

We are educating our students for the future, to thrive and contribute in an ever changing global community. A strong sense of belonging is fundamental to fostering a safe, purposeful and inclusive learning environment in which learning is accessible to everyone. We have a whole school approach to student wellbeing and use Restorative Practices to address inappropriate behaviour and facilitate dialogue and discussion to right the wrong. This is supported through explicit teaching of positive behaviours. With the enrolment of your child we look forward to the beginning of a long and happy association with your family. Our school reflects the vibrant, ever changing nature of education, giving opportunities for self-expression and equipping each student effectively to be a 21st Century learner.
A major strength Aspendale Garden enjoys every day is its positive, supportive and happy school culture, the basis for successful student learning.

Cheryle Osborne