The fundamental purpose of Albion Primary School is to provide a safe, caring, engaging and inclusive environment in which all children have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional and academic skills and knowledge to enable them to become effective members of society/citizens of the future. The school values are: Respect, Honesty, Care, Learning and Achievement.
Albion Primary School is located in a residential area in Sunshine approximately 10 kilometres west of Melbourne and was established in 1926.
At this time, our enrolment is 201 students. We have a rich cultural diversity amongst our school community. The school is set around a courtyard with spacious playing areas including a grassed oval, running track, games courts, an adventure playground, sand pit, jumping pits, shady courtyard and garden areas, a vegetable garden and fruit tree orchard. As well as classroom groups, we have our learning teams, student house groups (siblings are allocated to the same house) and a Junior School Council.
The school has four main buildings. All classrooms have air conditioning and interactive screens. The original school building houses classrooms, art room and the administration offices. Our newest building has classrooms and some small group/office spaces. The red brick building at the back of the courtyard includes our library, canteen and a multi-purpose room used for indoor physical education, Perceptual Motor Program, music, drama, visiting performers, school assembly and community activities. The LTC building houses classrooms and the staffroom. The smaller Bristol building houses the Albion and Friends Community Toy Library. We have some capital works happening in 2019/2020. This will change the configuration of the original school building and the LTC building.
The school’s motto is ‘Aim High’ and we expect and receive the best from our students in terms of their learning and behaviour. The school’s dedicated and effective staff is strongly committed to helping students achieve personal, behavioural and academic success. The highest priority is placed on the learning of English and Mathematics. We also have a range of specialist and extra-curricular programs that we provide. Our specialist teacher-librarian is involved in reading extension programs that support development in literacy. All children are able to develop their artistic abilities through visual arts and our performing arts program that culminates in our school production. We have an ‘opt in, pay as you go’ keyboard program run by an outside provider. A specialist Physical Education teacher provides lessons for all children as well as the opportunity for students to participate in organised lunch time sporting competitions between the house groups. All children participate in a student wellbeing program that focuses on developing strong connections and a sense of belonging within the school. Our school student leaders participate in programs that help develop their leadership skills.
We welcome parents to participate in many ways – in School Council and decision making committees, parents' club, fund raising activities, attending excursions and helping in classrooms.
Children and staff love to come to and work at Albion Primary School. We take much pride in this.