School Profile

Mount Waverley North Primary School is the centre of a vibrant, active and supportive school community with strong parental involvement. We are located in the City of Monash in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and are a school of choice within the local and wider community. The school has a current enrolment of approximately 514 students, with school enrolments continuing to increase each year. The broad profile of 29 equivalent full time (EFT) staff include: 2 Principal Class, 1 Leading Teacher, 3 Learning Specialist, 3 High-Abilities Practice Leaders, a highly skilled and dedicated Teaching Team, a multilingual English as an Additional Language Teaching Team, Education Support Staff including Multicultural Education Aides, Office Administration staff and Grounds staff.

Our school has a commitment to continuous improvement and academic excellence, with our most recent academic results displaying outstanding levels of high growth that exceeds National and State benchmarks in all areas. We take pride in preparing our students to thrive in the world of today and tomorrow as effective global citizens. We offer a challenging, meaningful and authentic curriculum in an environment of care, collaboration, enterprise and mutual respect. Developing social competence is a priority, with a whole school approach to student learning and wellbeing. The use of High Impact Teaching Strategies across all levels of the school allow us to deliver excellence in teaching and learning. Mount Waverley North Primary School promotes the value of living sustainably through coordinated programs and practices that educate the school community about environmental awareness and responsibilities. Our school motto is 'Aspire, Believe, Achieve', and our prime focus is to enable our students to achieve success, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy, develop a strong feeling of confidence and self-worth and develop skills that enable them to contribute positively to society. Our Multisensory Structured Language approach to learning is delivered across all areas of the school by our accredited MSL Teachers. This approach ensures links are consistently made between the visual (language we see), auditory (language we hear/perceive), and kinesthetic-tactile (language symbols we feel) pathways when learning.

This strong academic focus on Literacy and Numeracy and the enrichment programs, is supported by a range of engaging and enriching school specialists classes which include Music and Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and our Sport Academy, Language other than English (German) and STEAM (including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Opportunities are provided to excel through our ongoing enrichment programs such as our High Abilities program, the Science Talent Search, Maths Olympiad, Chess Clubs, Tournament of Minds, State School Spectacular, Write-A-Book-In-A-Day, Whole School Performances, as well as Public Speaking and Debating. Extra-curricular activities are offered both within and beyond the classroom, including Coding, Robotics, Chess, Choir, Drama, Cooking, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Little Engineers, Photography and numerous Sporting activities and opportunities.

Our learning spaces boast an abundance of spacious, contemporary and flexible learning spaces. Our school grounds provide students with fun, safe and varied play spaces. We have a strong commitment to embedding Digital Technologies throughout our curricular areas and have invested in state of the art learning devices including Google Suite collaboration tools and technology, to enhance and engage our students. A successful Outside School Hours Care program and facility is popular with families and complements our school provided Breakfast Club.

Our School values of Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Global Citizenship are central to the culture of our school and provide a strong framework for our Students, Staff and School Community to flourish. Mount Waverley North promotes academic excellence and creativity, recognising the importance of educating the ‘whole child’. The school proudly embraces a broad diversity of cultures that enhance the learning experiences for all. 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.