The Patch Primary School is located in the Dandenong Ranges. Its large grounds include student designed landscapes that have won many awards for both design and sustainability. They provide nature-based learning and play opportunities. Students participate in regular and meaningful projects to improve biodiversity in the school grounds, reduce resource use and improve sustainability.
Our vision is to provide innovative learning that encourages excellence through high expectations. We aim to strengthen resilience, support deep creative thinking, recognise diversity, develop compassion and respect our environment. We want all our students to have the skills to fully participate in a sustainable global future.
Our school offers students a comprehensive education based on the Victorian Curriculum including Literacy, Numeracy, Physical Education, the Humanities, Japanese, Art, Music and STEM. In addition, students take part in Philosophy each week. Our Respectful Relationships curriculum combined with the Berry Street Education Model help students to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. We offer a Forest Classroom Program with the adjoining kindergarten.
The active involvement of parents at all levels of the school is critical to the success of our students. They help out in the school gardens, in classrooms, in reading programs, at sports events and during social and fundraising events. They share their skills in woodwork club, art club and the weaving group.
The school also works actively with the wider community to provide more real world experiences for our students. These include involvement with tertiary institutions, other schools and using the experience of knowledgeable local people in the delivery of our programme.
Across all levels of our school community, The Patch Primary School values respect, responsibility and integrity –
Respect for the Wurrundjeri people as the Traditional Owners and caretakers of the land our school is on and we recognise their continuing connection to it. We respect one another’s achievements, views, dignity, privacy and property and accept that everyone is different
Responsibility through being accountable for our actions
Integrity through high standards, open and honest communication and trust worthy behaviours.