A warm welcome to Glendal Primary School
Deborah Grossek, Principal
The school, which was opened in 1971 and recently has been largely rebuilt, is situated on 2.5 hectares of land in Glen Waverley, an eastern residential suburb of Melbourne approximately 20 km from the central business district. Whilst many of the 800 plus students live in the neighbourhood area, historically families have travelled from many other suburbs to attend the school. The current situation at our school regarding enrolments is that families do need to live within our school zone. Sometimes we have vacancies in some year levels that are available for families living close to the zone, however these places are limited. Please phone the school for updated infomation.
We employ a high quality and dedicated staff who all work together to ensure that we maintain our high standards for the benefit of our students.
Our very modern facilities include newly built classrooms and an administration building housing a Conference Room, Community Room, Health Centre and Staffroom. Our school also features a new Arts Centre, Library and Computer Lab, new classrooms and a Science Centre.
The full size Gymnasium and Performing Arts centre accommodates weekly full school assemblies, concerts and musical performances as well as Music and Physical Education classes.
Glendal is proud of its rich history, tradition of educational excellence and outstanding facilities.
We extend all children’s emotional and intellectual growth, supporting the learning of our gifted and talented students as well as those that need additional help, with a range of special programs and expert teacher support.
We have a very strong Science and Technology program. For example, our years two to five students are all involved in a Robotics program as part of the school curriculum. We also have a girls robotics program in Year 4. Our school robotics team, the iBots, have competed internationally to represent our school and Australia in the USA and Spain. Check out their website at: https://glendal.ibots.team Children with special talents and interests are able to extend their learning further and compete with other schools. Bollywood dancing was introduced in 2017 and our Year 4 dancers performed at the 2017 Victorian Principals Association Conference in Melbourne.
Opportunities are provided for students to excel in programs such as: Science Talent Search; Chess; Robotics; the RACV Energy Breakthrough Competition; sport; choir; band and Performing Arts productions. Most importantly, we are an inclusive school and each student’s learning needs are catered for in every classroom every day.
Our Global Relationships program includes regular student exchanges with our sister schools in the USA (Pennsylvania and Hawaii), Sumner in New Zealand and Nanjing in China. Our students also have the opportunity to work with other students and teachers from Our Joint Environmental Mission (JEM) sister schools every four years at the Earth Summit in Pennsylvania.
Glendal provides a comprehensive differentiated curriculum, based on the Victorian Curriculum and we are extremely proud of our achievements. Staff are passionately committed to optimising learning experiences for all our children.
The focus for learning across the school includes:
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Student Wellbeing supported by values education, Social Emotional Learning (Emotional Intelligence) and the ' Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships ’program
- Thinking Curriculum
- Science, Humanities, Technology and Health
- Specialist programs from Foundation to Year 6 in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Sport
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Specialist Mandarin (Foundation to Year 6) and French classes (Years 5 and 6).
- A vast range of extension and enrichment opportunities for all students.
- Individual Learning Plans for students with unique learning needs.
- Access to information and communication technologies.
We provide a child centred, developmentally appropriate learning environment that recognises, fosters and promotes the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each child. We understand that many children have unique learning needs and we are committed to addressing these needs.