Deer Park North Primary School

About this service

"Deer Park North which opened in 1976, is a large primary school with an enrolment of approximately 350 pupils. It is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne and serves a community with a diverse social-economic and cultural background.

A balanced curriculum is provided in the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, The Arts/LOTE, Health & Physical Education, Studies of Society and Environment. A strong emphasis is placed on the learning of English and Mathematics.

Additional programs are also provided through-

Choir, drama, dance and aerobics programs

Elective programs

Inter-school sporting program

Integration program

English as a Second Language program

Reading Intervention programs including Reading Recovery, Bridging the Gap, Bridges and small group reading assistance.

Swimming and camping programs

Integrating learning technologies across the curriculum

Anti-bullying programs including Peer Support and Deer Park North Friendly Kids

Vietnamese and Turkish Multicultural Education Aide (MEA) Program provides support and communication links to the Vietnamese and Turkish children and their families.

Teaching and learning approaches that are actively promoted include team planning, team teaching, a whole language approach to literacy, multi-age strategies and integrated curriculum. The timetable is broken up into two hourly blocks to allow intensive instruction with Literacy and Numeracy. The integrated curriculum model recognises that learning is more appropriate to children when the learning areas are connected. It also places emphasis on child input to planning, cooperative group work strategies, and the development of thinking skills, personal qualities and research skills.

The school is organised into five teaching teams: Junior School (P/1), Grade Two, Middle School (3/4), Senior School (5/6) and Specialist Team (comprising teachers in Visual Arts/LOTE, English as a Second Language (ESL), Library, eLearning, Physical Education, Reading Recovery and Student Welfare. Importance is placed on providing calm, caring learning environments that promote children’s self-esteem and confidence. Equal opportunity principles and strategies are incorporated and provision is made for the learning needs of all children in an atmosphere where they are actively encouraged to do their best. The student welfare policy is based on the belief that students and parents have rights and responsibilities. These guide the implementation of rules and consequences that contribute to a safe and harmonious working environment for students." © Copyright 2013 Deer Park North Primary School: All information obtained from

    • Service name

      Deer Park North Primary School

    • Service address

      Mawson Avenue Deer Park, 3023
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    • Phone

      (03) 9363 4600

    • Fax

      (03) 9363 6243

    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

    • Service area

      Deerpark and surrounding areas

    • Service hours

      Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

    • Interpreters

      Available on Request

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      Various Buses

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    • Outpost


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    • Point of intake

      Office Administration