An overview of DMPS

DMPS 2012 info flyer

• Great teachers
• iPad 1:1 program in Years Prep and One
• Arabic, Italian or Vietnamese taught in P to 6.
• English and Maths from P – 6
• Inquiry learning from P- 6
• Huge learning areas for all classes
• Vibrant library room and many books
• Pre-school story telling
• Song Room music classes P- 6
• Student Representative Council
• School band
• Performing Arts classes with Western Edge Youth Arts
• Outdoor Play POD for active play and imagination
• Multi-cultural Aides
• ESL support

Our school values:

All our teachers work with our students to develop the Debney Meadows Primary School values:-
Learning
Belonging
Acceptance
Care and Respect
Honesty
Cooperation

Our curriculum:

Our curriculum includes a comprehensive curriculum, which includes:
English and Maths
Science, Geography, History and Economics
Art, Music, Drama and Language
Physical Education and Sport

The way we teach:

We use a number of different approaches in the way we teach our students. These approaches include:
Small groups and mixed groups
Direct instruction
Inquiry based learning – investigating, researching and asking questions
Hands on activities – such as making, playing, using ICT
Reflection – thinking about their learning, sharing their learning and making goals

All teachers make the learning clear to the students by explaining the LEARNING INTENTION and by providing the students with SUCCESS CRITERIA

Parent Involvement:
We encourage parents to be involved in the life of the school as much as they can.

Parents can help out in many ways:
Classroom helpers
Cooking days
Looking after our gardens
Covering books in the library
Coming to assemblies


Community Involvement and Partnerships

We like to be involved in many aspects of the community such as:
Clean Up Australia Day
Eid Festival
Moomba Celebrations
HIPPY program
Homework clubs and tutoring clubs

And we like to have close partnerships with educational organisations such as:
The Song Room
Western Edge Youth Arts
Play for Life
The Huddle

Prep Transition

To help our new Prep students adjust to school, we have organised five school sessions. During the sessions the children:
• Become familiar with the school environment
• Meet their new teacher
• Meet the other children in their new class
• Become more confident about coming to school.

All 2013 Prep students are asked to attend these sessions with a parent or family member.

Tuesday 16th October: 2:15 to 3:15pm
Learning with Mathematics
*Parent information session*

Tuesday 23rd October: 2:15 to 3:15pm
Learning with iPads

Tuesday 30th October: 2:15 to 3:15pm
Learning in the Library

Tuesday 13th November: 2:15 to 3:15pm
Learning with Art

Wednesday 21st November: 1:45 to 3:15pm
Book making

You can contact the school
at: debney.meadows.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Ph: 03 9376 1570

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