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415 Graham Street Port Melbourne
Open Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8.30 am – 4.30 pm
School No. 2932
What is taught at PMPS?
Learning at Port Melbourne Primary School is based on the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum covers Foundation (Prep) – Year 10, and incorporates the Australian Curriculum whilst reflecting Victorian priorities and standards. The Curriculum is broken into eight Learning Areas; Visit the Victorian Curriculum website for further details on the structure and content. We also offer Sport, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and French.
What specialist subjects are taught at PMPS?
We offer Sport, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and French.
Do you offer the same curriculum as other schools?
Yes, learning at Port Melbourne Primary School is based on the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum covers Foundation (Prep) – Year 10, and incorporates the Australian Curriculum whilst reflecting Victorian priorities and standards.
What do classrooms look like?
At Port Melbourne Primary School, collaborative teaching (otherwise known as co-teaching) is utilised across teaching pairs/teams to meet the diverse needs of our students and provide quality teaching and enriched learning opportunities. This approach to teaching complements the school’s commitment to collaboration and shared ownership via the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model and our flexible, open-planned learning spaces. It is imperative that every student succeeds at our school regardless of his/her academic ability, learning style, social competence or level of emotional intelligence. Working together assists our teachers to best facilitate this as opposed to working in isolation.
What are the schools core values?
Curiosity – We want to learn, be creative and find out more about the world around us. We take chances and are open to new learning.
Kindness – We look after ourselves, others, and the environment. We demonstrate kindness by showing compassion, consideration, understanding and patience.
Courage – We strive to be courageous by taking risks, trying new things and being responsible for our actions. We stand up for ourselves and others.
Resilience – We are able to respond to challenging situations through reflection, engagement and perseverance using a growth mindset.
Am I in the school zone?
The school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
What are the school term dates?
Januray 30 – April 5
April 23 – June 28
July 15 – September 20
October 7 – December 20
How do I apply for enrolment?
How does the school communicate with parents?
The school uses web-based software systems and smartphone apps to help communicate student learning, provide parent consent and payments and enable communication with the school community. You can view the different tools here.
Is there before and after school care?
TeamKids is the premium provider that exists to enrich children’s lives before school, after school and throughout the school holidays. Contact TeamKids for all your registration, booking and pricing information.
Where do you buy the school uniform?
The Official School uniform can be purchased from PSW retail shop. You are also welcome to investigate other retailers for uniforms as long as it is in the correct colours. The Official Port Melbourne logo t-shirt is to be worn on excursion days.
Do we have a second hand uniform shop?
The PFA run a second hand uniform shop every first and second Monday of each term. Please watch Konnective notices for actual dates and times.
How do I place a lunch order?
All lunch orders for students can be ordered via the flexischools website. It is a simple process to create an account, add the school, your students and place a lunch order. You can even download their super easy mobile app.
How do I notify the school of student absence?
You can advise an absence note by logging into Compass, emailing the teacher or call the school office. If the school is not made aware of an absence, you will receive a text message that flags the unexplained absence triggered from the morning roll call.
Is there any homework that needs to be done?
In general, homework is used to help children practise skills they have learnt in the classroom. You can help your child by making time and space for homework, while being encouraging and positive. Home tasks vary by year level. Please talk to your classroom teacher for further guidance.
How do I pay for a school excursion or incursion?
All school run events including excursions and incursions can be paid for and consented on Compass. You will also be able to pay for stationery and voluntary contributions.
How do I access Compass?
All parents are provided with Compass login details. If you have any issues logging in or loose your details, please contact the office staff. You can view the Compass Guide here.
My child has lost their Mathletics logins?
Every student is given their own login details at the beginning of each year. If your student has lost their credentials, you can request a new copy from their class teacher.
How do I change my child's grade in Qkr!?
At the beginning of each year, you will be prompted to update your students classroom. You can use the following guide to manage your details.
Why am I not receiving Konnective notifications?
Konnective is a smartphone App that needs to be downloaded via the Apple or Google store. You will need to ensure that you have Notifications turned on under Settings on your smartphone.
What is The Resilience Project?
The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. All students from Prep – Year 6 will be participating in resilience activities throughout the year.
Can I attended a school council meeting?
School council meetings would normally be open to the school community. Visitors or observers can be present at a council meeting with the agreement of the principal and a decision of council. There may be times when, for the purpose of confidentiality or other reasons, a council meeting needs to be closed. The school council determines the need for a closed meeting. Please contact the school before attending a school council meeting. You can view the Victorian Education and Training website for further information on School Council Meetings.
How do I volunteer for school events?
The best way to get involved in school events is to attend a PFA meeting. Please contact the PFA via email to find out about the next meeting time and place.
How do I become a member of council?
To be a part of our council, you don’t need any particular qualifications or experience – we look for enthusiastic parents who want to help improve the learning outcomes and school environment for all students. Visit the Victorian Education and Training website for full coverage of the School Council Election process.
How long has the school been around?
Established on the current site close to station pier on Port Phillip in 1889, it continues its long and proud practice of providing a broad quality education to meet the needs of our culturally diverse mix of students. Its historical aspect has resulted in a very strong community links spanning generations.