Welcome to the Dingley Primary School website. The aim of the website is to give you an overview of our wonderful school. If you would like to know more please ring to organise a tour.
My name is Gaye Peel and I have been Principal of Dingley Primary since the beginning of the 2010 school year. During that time the school has undergone significant physical and educational change. In 2010 and 2011 a new multi-purpose building was built and half of the new school completed featuring 21st century collaborative teaching spaces for years 3-6. In 2012 and 2013 the final building project will be completed resulting in a new administration building and teaching space.
We value a learning community where all children can flourish and be challenged, learning to problem solve and pursue excellence in all that they do. This is epitomised by the high standards our students achieve.
Our School Purpose is to provide a stimulating, values based learning environment that develops educated and socially competent lifelong learners, capable of achieving success in a global society.
To achieve our purpose we demonstrate and promote the five values of Respect, Honesty, Persistence, Responsibility and Empathy which are central to the life of our school. Our values have provided the focus to revise and develop our holistic approach to student well-being to ensure all students are safe and engaged in our school. A whole school Buddy Program, based on the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddy program reinforces the school values and promotes teamwork and empathy across the school. A strong commitment to the processes of restorative practices underpins the importance we place on positive relationships between all community members.
We have developed a rich whole school curriculum based on VELS which includes a consistent approach to the teaching of literacy, numeracy and inquiry learning. We aim to identify individual student needs and differentiate learning activities to meet these needs utilising a range of information and communication technologies to enhance the learning program. Students are given opportunities to participate in extra-curricular programs including keyboarding, guitar, rock band, choir (Glee Club), sporting clinics, swimming, bicycle education, the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge and an extensive outdoor education program which includes a Ski Camp. Our student leadership program has been extended to include a variety of roles for our senior students enabling them to access authentic leadership responsibilities. We want our students to be informed and empowered through student voice and choice.
At all levels we have a collaborative teaching and learning environment based on the premise of high expectations for all. Our staff are committed and passionate about the education of the students within our school.
Dingley Primary is a happening school and an outstanding
location for the education of your children .