SILVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL is situated on Jackson's Road, Noble Park North, Victoria, amidst an established residential area of the City of Greater Dandenong. The school currently has an enrolment of 450 students.
Silverton has a diverse cultural and socio-economic student demographic and is an accredited school for taking international students. The school's philosophy is based around the need to maximise children's potential and prepare them for an ever-changing world. We have developed a school ethos which encourages independent, child-centred learning where children are decision makers and take responsibility for aspects of their learning in an authentic environment. Our prime objective is to enhance the nature of teaching and learning and the relationship between our teachers and students.
Our school has won many awards and has been recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its high standards of learning, innovative pedagogy and high-level use of ICT to support the children in their learning including state of the Green Screen, sound recording studio and web conferencing facilities. Our Arts Program including instrumental music, visual arts and dance are highly respected.
Silverton PS was designed as an Open Plan School and opened in 1977. It contains five open flexible Learning Centres, as well as specialist facilities, around a central courtyard. Specialist facilities include the Media Centre, Visual Arts room, Gymnasium, Instrumental Music, Dance / Drama Studio, Robotics, EAL, LOTE (Mandarin), Science and STEM centre. Physical features of the school include an undercover performance area, environmental pond study area as well as a school vegetable garden and hen house. Each Learning Centre also includes numerous outdoor learning areas. The school has a full size oval, numerous playgrounds facilities catering for all ages, as well as synthetic hard-court areas with markings for basketball, netball, tennis and volleyball.
The school’s major focus is on teaching and learning with an emphasis on making the curriculum 'authentic'. Children accept responsibility for their own learning, along with learning through collaboration with peers and adults. Opportunities are also provided for students to pursue personal learning passions and negotiate their curriculum. The development of open-ended 'Inquiry-Based' learning is embedded into the practices across the school and 'Play Based' learning is entrenched in Foundation to Year 2 through 'Discovery Time'. These approaches build upon the idea that students are actively involved in learning and continually reconstruct understandings in light of experience. This encourages students to participate in active investigation and to integrate, rather than separate their knowledge, as they move from acquisition of facts to the development of deeper understandings.
The children are guided by caring and approachable teachers who are committed to a philosophy of developing a love of learning in all children. Dedicated to professional growth through ongoing professional development, our staff have high expectations of themselves and work collaboratively in teams to develop comprehensive teaching and learning programs. We strive to accommodate the individual needs of students with tailored programs especially for those students requiring extra assistance or specific extension.
We welcome new families to come and see the school at any of our advertised school tours or by contacting the school direct on 9795 5033.