Resurrection School, Kings Park

Resurrection School, Kings Park

Principal:  Mr Desmond Noack

E No.  E1300

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  8312 6312

Email Website

History:

Resurrection Parish grew out of the parish of Sacred Heart, St Albans, and commenced operation under the guidance of Fr Vin Corbett. Resurrection Primary School was opened in 1978, gaining registration in February 1979, with Mr John Goonan as the first principal. Buildings were added over the following years, under the guidance of two further principals. In 2003 an eight-roomed junior building was built, along with a new play area along the southern side of the school. In addition, a new Parish Office and a convent for the Vietnamese Sisters was built. Refurbishment was also carried out on the administration area and student toilet facilities, and the staff and parent car parking areas and the playground were resurfaced.

The school has always catered for a diverse cultural clientele. It grew rapidly to a peak enrolment of around 700 students in 1990, but over the next decade, the enrolment numbers began to decrease. In recent years student numbers have steadily increased.

The community has always been active and involved, with a very strong emphasis on the wellbeing of all concerned, which continues today with a well-defined and implemented approach.

The educational needs of our students have always been the focal point of the considerable energy of this community. The diversity represented in our families continues to ensure that our approach to learning and teaching is being driven by the individual needs of our students. This has resulted in a stimulating P–6 program in all domains of the curriculum.


Description:

Resurrection Primary School is a P–6 primary school, with 517 students, organised into 22 straight groupings. The facilities include:

• An Infant area comprising ten well-appointed rooms
* A recently built flexible space learning facility
• A shared multi-purpose area
• A large, safe and recently upgraded play area
• Specialist learning areas, including a performing arts room, a computer lab, Year-level computer labs.
• A very large and well-resourced library, available for staff, students and the wider community
• Three teacher-resource rooms
• A large oval and recently installed play equipment
• Ample parent parking
• Landscaped gardens surrounding all school buildings.


Features:

Resurrection School has:

• a happy, caring and successful learning environment
• a climate and culture that is strongly felt within the school and wider community
• a physical environment that is both welcoming and stimulating
• a close working relationship with Parish, parents and the wider community.

The programs offered include:

• daily Religious Education classes
• a Sacramental Program, supported by reflection days and family participation
• A student centred data driven Literacy learning and teaching approach
• Learning Framework in Number (LFIN)
• programs for a large number of Inquiry units planned on principles of negotiated curriculum.
• an e-Learning approach inclusive of computer literacy skills
• the Reading Recovery Program
• a Physical Education Specialist
• an Outdoor Education Program P– 6, including a camping program for Years 3–6
• detailed individual knowledge of children’s needs/progress.

Through our individualised approach, in every way our school lives out its motto:
“WE CARE”

School location

Address:  51 Gum Road
Kings Park VIC 3021

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Northern

Parish:  Resurrection Parish