Our School

Launching Place Primary School is situated in the Yarra Valley, and can be accessed along the Warburton Highway, approximately 62 km east of Melbourne.

 

At Launching Place Primary School, students experience a comprehensive curriculum delivered in an environment that is friendly, encouraging and caring. The school's current enrolment of 261 is drawn from the wider local area with many children travelling from neighbouring townships by car and bus. The staff profile includes a spread of graduate and experienced staff. There is a strong community spirit with a supportive and involved parent population and School Council. Communication is provided through a variety of means including our weekly newsletter and assemblies, which are run by student leaders each Monday morning.

 

The school provides a comprehensive curriculum in all areas of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.  Specialist teachers provide: Visual Arts, LOTE (Japanese), Science, Reading Recovery and Instrumental Music. To actively support these curriculum areas, the following enrichment programs are provided:  Aerobics, Swimming, Religious Education, Yr 1-6 Camping/Outdoor Education, Interschool Sport, Lunchtime Clubs, Junior School Council and Student Leadership, a whole school musical production and end-of-year celebration.

 

The school’s future direction centres on the provision of a progressive curriculum with a strong focus on core learning of literacy and numeracy. Students are encouraged to develop decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning and implementing tolerance, respect and consideration of others.