A Message from the Principal


The staff of Ripplebrook Primary School welcome you and your child/ren to the 2019 school year.

We are proud to offer you caring and conscientious staff, excellent facilities and innovative programs to enhance the learning for your child/ren. We look forward to your involvement in your child/ren’s education and encourage a positive partnership between home and school. This partnership will support your child/ren’s journey through primary education to ensure that it is enjoyable and rewarding.

Our school is structured around Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) wherein teachers plan and work closely together, having a shared responsibility for all students. Learning in each classroom is differentiated and caters for the needs of each student.

In line with these principles, our students are openly encouraged to realise their responsibility for their behaviour. Our following school values reflect expectations of all staff, students and parents/carers in our community.

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Resilient, Be Safe, Be an Active Learner

These values are embedded within student management and instructional practice. We have a commitment to Child Safety and believe that all students have a right to feel safe and be safe, including at school. All staff, volunteers and School Council members are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of our students. Our Student Engagement and Inclusion policy outlines Rights and Responsibilities and shared behaviour expectations which are clear, firm and fair for all. Teachers, students and parents/carers were involved in the implementation of this policy.

Ripplebrook Primary School provides supportive but challenging learning opportunities aiming to continuously improve student outcomes in all areas. Our programs are specifically designed to respond to all students’ learning needs. Our school priorities are Literacy and Numeracy, with a focus on integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) across all learning areas.  We also offer the following as specialist subjects; Health and Physical Education, Visual Art, Social Skills, Performing Art (Music, Drama and Dance), ICT, Science, STEM, Japanese, Library (MARC) for all students.

Our school motto is ‘Leaping Forward’ and we always try to live that every day. We promote respect and inclusion as our key values and instil in our students the importance of these as they go about their daily lives and build their relationships. We look forward to a successful school year in 2019 for both you and your child/ren.