About Us

Vision, val­ues and aims

Vision

Ross Park Pri­ma­ry School will be an inclu­sive, hap­py and car­ing com­mu­ni­ty that encour­ages a love of learn­ing. We will work togeth­er to fos­ter respon­si­ble, con­fi­dent chil­dren who have a strong social and envi­ron­men­tal conscience. 

Val­ues

• Respect 

• Resilience

• Respon­si­bil­i­ty

• Equity 

• Cre­ativ­i­ty

Aims

  • To opti­mise the indi­vid­ual poten­tial, cre­ativ­i­ty and aca­d­e­m­ic excel­lence of each stu­dent by pro­mot­ing the effec­tive devel­op­ment and deliv­ery of the curriculum 
  • To advo­cate for and over­see the recruit­ment and reten­tion of qual­i­ty school staff 
  • To encour­age all mem­bers of the school com­mu­ni­ty to demon­strate the school val­ues in the school and in the wider community 
  • To ensure an inclu­sive school learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty through effec­tive part­ner­ships between fam­i­lies, staff, stu­dents and the broad­er community 

To cre­ate a pos­i­tive and chal­leng­ing learn­ing envi­ron­ment that fos­ters self-con­fi­dence, resilience and respon­si­bil­i­ty. Effec­tive Learn­er Qual­i­ties Learn­ing is an active process. Stu­dents as learn­ers need to devel­op a growth mind­set and acknowl­edge their own per­son­al qual­i­ties which help them to learn. Feed­back is an essen­tial prac­tice for staff and stu­dents to under­stand what they are doing is cor­rect or accu­rate and what they need to do next to improve the qual­i­ty of their work or performance.


Staff

Prin­ci­pal – Mrs Suzi Burgess 

Act­ing Prin­ci­pal – Simon Row­lands (Term 1 2022)

Assis­tant Prin­ci­pal – Sal­i­ma Spring and Kate Worrall

Senior Teacher – Heather Pedrotti

Busi­ness Man­ag­er — Nao­mi Berriman

Teach­ers:

T/1- Joanne Moller, Vio­let Hilde­brandt, Imo­gen Harp­er and Lau­ren Brown 

Year 1/2 – Heather Pedrot­ti, Sarah Hill, Vijaya Raja, Yas­min Morris 

Year 3/4 – Toni Hawk­er, Car­la Gar­wood, Michelle Law­son, Lau­ren Roberts, Sarah France

Year 5/6 – Jess Ada­mi, Ker­ri Gilbert, Alas­tair Sher­iff, Lucy Win­wood-Smith, Karen Eglinton

Ear­ly Years’ HASS Teacher- Lisa Wallace

Music and Media Arts Teach­ers- Belin­da Young and Jess Letts 

Pri­ma­ry Years’ Health and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion Teacher- Kristy Barnes


His­to­ry

Estab­lished in 1961, Ross Park is the old­est oper­at­ing gov­ern­ment pri­ma­ry school in Alice Springs. Sit­u­at­ed in the Old East­side area of the town with­in large and well-estab­lished, shady grounds, the school’s pri­or­i­ty enrol­ment area encom­pass­es the Old East­side and Golf Course area. Due to the preschool and school being at capac­i­ty, new enrol­ments are lim­it­ed to fam­i­lies liv­ing in the des­ig­nat­ed pri­or­i­ty area, specif­i­cal­ly the Old East­side and the Golf Course area. Oth­er inter­est­ed fam­i­lies are able to place their names on a wait­ing list.

Ross Park School accom­mo­dates chil­dren from Tran­si­tion to Year 6. Half the school build­ings were com­plete­ly rebuilt in 2009 and the remain­der were ren­o­vat­ed in 2010. Two new class­rooms and a spe­cial­ist Music Room were com­plet­ed ear­ly in 2012

Rona Glynn Preschool in near­by McK­ay St forms part of the school com­plex, cater­ing for chil­dren turn­ing 4 by June 30th. Two groups attend preschool for 15 hours per week per group.

The enrol­ment in the pri­ma­ry school has grown sig­nif­i­cant­ly to around 440 stu­dents, with an addi­tion­al 62 preschool students.

Cur­ricu­lum

The Aus­tralian Cur­ricu­lum is used in all Aus­tralian schools. Par­ents are able to access par­ent friend­ly ver­sions of the year lev­el stan­dards and overviews on this site: 

http://​www​.aus​tralian​cur​ricu​lum​.edu​.au/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​a​n​d​-​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​/​p​a​r​e​n​t​-​i​n​f​o​r​m​a​t​i​o​n​/​i​n​t​r​o​d​u​ction

As we have mul­ti­age class­es, we have devel­oped scope and sequence for The Arts, Sci­ence, Tech­nolo­gies, Health and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences to ensure that we cov­er the con­tent in a sys­tem­at­ic and con­sis­tent way for all class­es through­out the years at Ross Park.

Edu­ca­tion partners