Geelong East Primary School was established in 1857 and currently has an enrolment of 180 students. The school has extensive gardens and grounds providing many active and passive play areas. We are looking forward to the building upgrade provided by $3.9 million released in the 2023 State budget. The school has a long tradition of excellence and commitment to the total education and wellbeing of the students in its care.
The school has extensive programs embedded in a strong values base. The entire staff work together in a purposeful and professional manner to plan and implement a curriculum which is based on enquiry learning models. This strengthens and enhances each student’s potential – academic, social and physical.
The school is proud of its commitment to providing a wide variety of programs and activities to enhance its strong core curriculum. Particular strengths are its values ethos, student leadership development programs, commitment to the environment, intervention and enrichment programs. These programs cater for our many individual student needs. Geelong East PS utilises a 1:1 iPad program which are available for educational use in each classroom Prep-6. Laptops and netbooks are also available.
The school continues to build teacher capacity in numeracy, literacy and wellbeing through a school-based consultant/coaching approach. The school has a variety of support programs to develop student academic and social needs . The Levelled Literacy program assists children from 1-6 who need support. Numeracy is also a priority with the school investigating and investing in programs to support the children in our care.
We have a variety of allied health professionals support our student needs. Our Healthy Living Victoria accreditation is a celebration of the whole school program aimed at the total child which includes the Wellbeing and Physical Health of our children. As part of this we run a Healthy Canteen. We are an accredited eSmart school which celebrates the fact that we consistently education our students on Cyber safety.
Our strong culture of care is extended through our Wellbeing program and strong community partnerships. As part of the Alannah and Madeline ‘Better Buddies’ program our children have a student buddy to help and assist them in the yard. An extension of this is the Peer support program where students meet in cross-age groups once a week to discuss student issues and work collaboratively to support our culture of learning in a supportive environment.
Geelong East Primary School acknowledges the Wadawurrung peoples’ of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land, and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.