Avon St Campus is a Prep to Year 4 site with an average annual enrolment of 115 students across six classrooms. In 2021 we have two Prep classes, three Year 1/2 classes and two Year 3/4 classes.
We pride ourselves on nurturing our students. We get to know each student extremely well and work with parents & families as partners to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn at their level of need.
With a strong Literacy and Numeracy focus our teachers work in teams across our Avon and Waller Campuses to ensure the best academic and social & emotional outcomes for every child. Our specialist subject areas this year are Art, Physical Education and Indonesian. Our campus also provides a Before & After School and Vacation Care program.
Our campus was recently renovated –new carpet, paint, air conditioners & heating, refurbished library and computer room and new student toilets. Additional facilities include our multipurpose room with a stage, Art Room, After School Care room and refurbished kitchen and office areas. We have a large playground with a number of areas of play equipment and basketball courts. We have a new pizza oven, vegie patch and seating area.
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program has been running in our school for over 10 years. The aim of this enriching program is to deliver regular kitchen and garden classes, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum. Year 3/4 students participate in weekly kitchen and garden classes where they learn skills that will last them a lifetime and discover how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Additional opportunities are provided through our Camps & Excursion Programs – Year 2 student’s sleepover at school and our Year 3/4 students participate in three nights at Fifteen Mile Creek Camp. Excursions regularly include Mansfield Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Scienceworks and the Melbourne Museum. We also offer a swimming program for all year levels.
Our intervention programs include MiniLit and MacqLit in Literacy and Quicksmart in Numeracy. We are further supported by our full time speech pathologist, part time student wellbeing officer. We also work in partnership with Tomorrow Today with the ‘Reading Buddies’ program and our Prep transition program ‘Great Start to School’.
Students and families enjoy many celebrations and organised activities throughout the year such as our weekly Campus Assembly, Student Leadership Group, Year 4 Campus Leaders, Book Week, 100 Days of Prep, Athletics Sports, Cross Country, and Artist in Residence, Spring Harvest Festival, and Literacy & Numeracy Week.
We have a strong focus on providing a caring, safe and orderly learning environment and we are proud of the education we provide to our students. We strongly encourage you to become involved in whatever way you feel best fits your family. Teaching and raising children is a team effort!
For more information, to request a handbook or to organise a school tour please contact our office on 5762 1646. As Campus Principal, my door is always open to students, parents or staff.
Avon Campus Principal