Montmorency Primary School is a thriving school set at the top of the Montmorency Shopping Village. We have a long tradition of educational excellence in teaching and learning. Our aim is “To provide a safe, supportive and positive environment embodying quality learning opportunities in order to maximise academic, social and community potential.” We provide a child-centred curriculum that ensures our students develop skills that will enable them to thrive emotionally, socially and academically. Students are encouraged to be creative, inquisitive and committed to achieving their personal and academic goals. They are empowered to make choices that will impact their learning in a positive way. Our school values of "Respect, Learning, Friendship and Safety" are central to the culture of our school and provide a strong framework for our students, staff and school community, to flourish.
Montmorency Primary has an enrolment of 322 students in 2019 and continues to grow steadily in numbers whilst maintaining a commitment to small class sizes and excellent teacher to student ratios. Teachers are experienced and enthusiastic and are supported by the Montmorency community. The school has specialist programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Japanese. Our well-established Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program (SAKG) complements our hands-on learning approach. We provide Kitchen and Garden classes across all year levels. STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) relating to the Victorian curriculum promotes real-life, active learning experiences. Our Transition program for preschool-aged children is highly successful and allows our future Foundation students to have a smooth transition to Montmorency Primary School.
A strong emphasis on a developmental approach to Literacy and Numeracy, along with outstanding specialist programs are supported by a range of engaging and enriching programs and extra-curricular activities both within and beyond the classroom. These include programs such as, Coding, Robotics, Choir, Lego Club, Gardening Club, Pokemon Club, Yoga Club and numerous sporting activities and opportunities. Instrumental music tuition is offered during class time, lunch times and/or after hours for our students to learn keyboard, percussion, ukulele and guitar. We offer the GATEWAYS program to students who display strong potential in particular learning areas as well as participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Mathletics and Reading Eggs. Our learning spaces boast an abundance of spacious, contemporary and flexible teaching areas. We have a strong commitment to embedding Digital Technologies throughout our curricular areas and use technology to enhance and engage our students. Our school grounds provide students with fun, safe and varied play spaces. A successful Outside School Hours Care program and facility (CAMP Australia) is popular with families and complements our school. Our environmentally conscious school is working closely with Banyule Council and are well on our way to becoming an accredited five-star sustainable school.
Our parent community is a highly supportive and valued resource, providing expertise through School Council and its committees, supporting a range of programs throughout the school, developing community links and leading fundraising activities. Fundraising in 2018 enabled the purchase of new synthetic turf which is enjoyed by all students.