Middle Park Primary School places great emphasis on caring for its students by:
· Providing an environment that is safe and secure
· Facilitating effective communication to foster a strong partnership within the school community
· Providing equal opportunity to all members of the school community
· Enhancing academic excellence by extending students to their maximum potential
· Building self esteem by encouraging, recognising and rewarding achievement and effort
· Developing in students a sense of responsibility, independence and cooperation
· Developing a sense of community
· Providing opportunities for leadership through a system of house and school leaders, peer mediators and a Junior School Council
Middle Park Primary School is located in a beachside area of Melbourne within the City of Port Phillip. The original school buildings were constructed in 1887 and are now classified by the National Trust. Many of the beautiful features of the school remain and major upgrades were undertaken over the last five years. Some of the original features have been restored and further enhanced with modern facilities.
The school has a relatively small catchment area bound by Kerferd Road, Beaconsfield Parade, Langridge Street and Canterbury road, with an extra section bound by Ferras Street, Bridport Street into Albert Road and along Queens Road. An enrolment management plan has been established with agreement from the Regional General Manager and local schools in response to the increasing enrolments and limited space across all schools in the area.
Neighbouring schools include Albert Park Primary School, St Kilda Park Primary School and Port Melbourne Primary School. On leaving Middle Park Primary School a significant number of students move to the private school sector and other students attend a range of secondary colleges. The number of students leaving through their primary years to attend a private school has decreased over the last few years.
The school is the preferred educational setting for many families because:
· the school has remained a viable school when other schools appeared in danger of closing
· of the extensive range of programs and specialist areas
· the excellent before and after school care program
· a definite sense of community is actively encouraged
· a recognition by parents of the commitment of our teachers to the children in their care
Classroom learning structures are based on developmental learning philiosophy and the Victorian Essential Learnings (VELS) framework.
2013 class structure:
Prep 4 classes
Year 1/2 6 classes
Year 3/4 6 classes
Year 5/6 4 classes
The total number of students in 2013 is 455.