St Albans Meadows Primary School

About this service

"St. Albans Meadows P.S., which was established in 1980 is situated in the City of Brimbank, approximately fifteen kilometres to the west of Melbourne, just beyond the Western Ring Road. The community, which is somewhat isolated by the Ring Road and other major roads, is dominated by the Grantham Green housing estate which is now quite well established.

Many young families occupy houses in the estate and the majority of their children attend our school. Some students also attend the school from as far afield as Sydenham. St. Albans Meadows has a high reputation as a caring and progressive school and parents of students with gifted academic ability, learning difficulties and/or behavioural problems, in particular, choose the school because of the quality of its educational and welfare programs.

The school enjoys excellent relations with Sunshine Park Kindergarten, the source of most of our prep enrolments. The school is very poorly serviced by public transport so it runs its own bus service to accommodate the students.

Enrolment trends showed growth from 270 children in 1998 to 415 children in 2014. Enrolments are expected to remain fairly stable at the 420 plus students mark. 77% of the students are from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) and 35% of these students are of Vietnamese descent. The NESB students represent a wide range of nationalities, linguistic groups and cultures.

Involvement in school decision-making is valuable for children and can be fostered through such activities as membership of the Junior School Council and attending our Leadership Camp.

Teachers are dedicated to developing each child’s potential. They strive to achieve best practice in their approaches to teaching and learning. Frequent participation in quality Professional Development activities is encouraged and a very strong emphasis is placed on a team approach to curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation."

All information obtained from http://www.samps.vic.edu.au

    • Service name

      St Albans Meadows Primary School

    • Service address

      Laurel Street St Albans, 3021
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    • Phone

      (03) 9364 6144

    • Fax

      (03) 9367 6692

    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

    • Service hours

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

    • Age group

      5 - 13 years

    • Interpreters

      Available on Request

    • Service type

      INDIVIDUAL

    • Costs

      Variable

    • Public transport information

      Various Buses

    • Service for

      Students

    • Disability access

      Yes

    • Drop in service

      No

    • Outreach

      No

    • Outpost

      No

More information for service professionals

    • Participation length

      Ongoing

    • Participation type

      Education

    • Funding limit?

      Ongoing

    • Who can refer

      Anyone

    • Point of intake

      Office Administration