Resurrection School, Keysborough

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Resurrection School, Keysborough

Principal:  Mrs Jane Dunstone

E No.  E1286

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9798 4126

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Resurrection Parish was founded in January 1974. The Parish Centre opened in 1975 and the Church in 1976. Today, the parish comprises the Parish Centre, the Keysborough Learning Centre, Freedom Club (occasional care),residential units for the elderly and our School. ​As part of the parish, Resurrection School opened in February 1976 with 65 children and three staff. Today we have over 400 students from Prep to Year 6 and more than 40 dedicated staff.


Resurrection is a school that is welcoming and encourages the broader community, especially families, to gather and join in numerous events and celebrations. We value the partnership between home and school which fosters students’ progress, well-being and love of learning.

The cultural composition of Resurrection School is diverse. English is not the main language spoken by many of our families with a range of languages represented, including: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Khmer, Singhalese, Samoan and Spanish. The multicultural character of the school brings diversity and enrichment to the community.


Our school offers a rich learning environment in which we strive to meet each individual student’s needs through a differentiated curriculum based. We have a range of programs and resources to enrich our students’ experiences.

At Resurrection School we believe that learning and teaching practices must: engage learners, develop critical thinking skills and focus on teaching that meets the needs of each individual. Our aim is for every learner to continually progress and exceed the set curriculum standards.

Our Education in Faith Program is drawn from the guidelines produced by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne; it is underpinned by Christian values within our Catholic tradition. The program is taught through Inquiry units of work.

Literacy learning focuses on growth for each student. Students learn to read for meaning and fluency using visual and digital texts. They learn to write for a variety of purposes; explicit writing skills are taught, including a school-wide approach to spelling. Speaking and Listening skills, the precursor to all literacy, are explicitly taught and developed throughout the school.

Mathematics education is implemented through rich learning tasks which are targeted to the needs of individual learners. Our Mathematics program is designed to equip each student with the skills to be numerate in everyday life and provide a sound basis for problem-solving and the understanding of mathematics.

Through Inquiry Learning, students engage in research and reflection to seek resolutions to questions and issues while constructing new knowledge across curriculum areas, such as: Geography, History, Science, Civics and Citizenship, Sustainability and Health.

Resurrection School offers specialist teaching in the key learning areas of: Physical Education and Health, Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM), Music, Visual Arts, Italian and Personal Development.

Student Wellbeing is paramount in the lives of students. At Resurrection School we focus on the wellbeing of all learners. We are committed to providing a respectful, responsible, inclusive and safe learning community in which all are empowered to reach their full potential. We are a ‘Be You’ school. We offer support to individual students and small groups in many ways, including: School Chaplaincy, ‘Peaceful Kids’ and ‘Good Grief’ programs, and whole school strategies such as: Values Education, Circle Time, Restorative Practice, Say No to Bullying, Positive Education activities, Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), Mindfulness and Farm 2 Table.

All students are taught digital education skills throughout the curriculum. Our resources include: interactive whiteboards, iPads, Chromebooks and coding materials.

Students engage in a variety of opportunities and programs, including: student leadership, enrichment and intervention, Speech Pathology, library program, peer tutoring, a Buddy program P- 6, outdoor education (camp program for Years 5 and 6), swimming program, annual athletics and swimming carnivals, Art Show and School Concert, incursions and excursions, School Chaplaincy, School Psychology, Playtime Clubs, including: gardening, dance, choir, guitar, table tennis, coding and mini golf.

The on-going maintenance of our productive garden gives students an opportunity to learn in this stimulating environment. Our school environment further enhances the students’ learning about sustainability.

Student Action Teams take on the leadership of school and local community projects. The Student Representative Council includes students from all year levels who engage in tasks to improve our school community and our outreach to others.

Families are always welcome at Resurrection School. Community events are held regularly, including: Playgroup, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day (or Special Person’s) Breakfasts, Welcome BBQ at the beginning of the year, Family Nights, Grandparents’/Special Persons’ Day, meetings/forums for parents/families based on student learning, school programs, adult education or topics of interest. All students participate annually in the Farm 2 Table Program. This initiative enables students to grow, select and prepare seasonal fruit and vegetables from the school garden to create a meal. Family members are invited to a luncheon prepared and served by the students.

Resurrection School is a rich, vibrant, welcoming community.

School location

Address:  402 Corrigan Road
Keysborough VIC 3173

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Resurrection