Welcome to CHPS



Croydon Hills Primary School (CHPS) is a dynamic learning community nestled in a supportive community.

 

Set in extensive, attractive grounds with modern, well-designed buildings and access to local community facilities, the school is a source of pride to the whole community. Its development and maintenance, together with the provision of equipment and materials, reflects co-operation and teamwork between parents and staff. The school was established in 1988 and has a current enrolment of just over 600 students.

 

Our school places great emphasis on the provision of a friendly, safe, caring and supportive environment for students, staff and parents. Broad programs provide a stimulating and meaningful learning experience in which all children can learn together and experience success. The community views education as a shared responsibility and the co-operative partnership between the school and home is a highly valued feature of the school.

 

We have recently undergone a facilities upgrade through the generous assistance of the Federal BER Funding. We have a Stadium Complex which boasts a full size Sports Court, Multi Purpose Room and Kitchen. We have also been able to redevelop the original buildings to better suit our learning teams. We have a dedicated Early Learning Centre for our Foundation (Prep) with a dedicated play area also.  All our teams are grouped together and share common open space between their separate classrooms to collaborate and share. Our old hall has been revamped to become an outstanding Performing Arts Centre. To continue the high quality of the learning spaces we provide and to support our growing student population we had 4 additional classrooms provided by the Department in late 2014. We located these so we could create a gallery between them (at our expense) to provide additional working space and to connect the classes.  We now have outstanding facilities to support the learning of our students.

 

Croydon Hills has a rich history as a curriculum leader and innovator and this tradition continues today. Our Core Purpose is to provide flexible programs that accommodate a variety of learning and teaching strategies. It is also to support our students in gaining a range of skills such as resilience, optimism, self esteem, problem solving, flexibility and social justice.  Our staff are diligent and motivated to learn and grow, providing our students a model of “Life Long Learning”.

 

We have a long term strategy to help develop students with a global perspective and intercultural understanding regarding themselves and Australia’s place in Asia. As a result, we have a number of Sister School relationships with Asian countries.

 

Croydon Hills provides a comprehensive, integrated curriculum with sequential programs in all the Essential Learning Dimensions. Specialist programs with specialist staff include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, eLearning, Library/Information and Research Technology, Languages other than English (Indonesian).

 

We are very proud of our school and its achievements. If you get to know us by becoming part of the school community, we are confident you will share this pride.

 

Graeme Caudry, Principal