The Patch Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.The Patch Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

The Patch Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in The Patch Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, The Patch Primary School ensures ongoing compliance with the 7 child safe standards.

Students can reach their full educational potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning.  Our school acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked.

Our school is also committed to preventing and addressing bullying, including cyberbullying. Please see our Bullying Prevention Policy  and Acceptable Internet Use agreement for more information.


At The Patch Primary School, our fundamental purpose is to work with our community to provide innovative learning that encourages excellence, strengthens self‐belief, supports deep creative thinking, recognises and accepts diversity, develops compassion, respects the environment and gives all students the choices to fully participate in a sustainable global future. 

Through our purpose, we develop reflective and independent learners for life.  We believe that effective learning occurs when outstanding and innovative teaching environments provide a variety of tasks that actively engage students who are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. 


We are committed to continuous improvement and achieving excellence at every level and aim to instil all students with a sense of: -

  • identity based on understanding ourselves, our community, our own past and the story of our unique land and its people;
  • integrity based on treating others in a truthful, compassionate and cooperative way;
  • community based on connecting with others, understanding diversity, respecting the rights and views of others and living sustainably;
  • determination based on being challenged, thinking creatively and critically, believing in our ability to achieve our best and being resilient and persistent


We succeed when our students are:

  • Always seeking to understand and respect the views, values and cultures of others
  • Literate and numerate; read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately
  • Responsible, organised, cooperative and independent
  • Respectful of others and demonstrate empathy to others
  • Able to learn and adapt to change and new technologies
  • Resilient and persistent

  • Able to recognise and understand their impact on their community and environment

  • Critical thinkers, problem solvers and willing to have a go

  • Inclusive of everyone

  • Self-motivated to be lifelong learners

  • Displaying a positive self-image.


The Patch Primary School Community 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.