A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Romsey Primary School an an inclusive and empowering learning community which fosters confident, creative, caring, curious and collaborative learners who “dare to be excellent”. In our school the central values of respect, resilience and integrity underpin all aspects of our learning day. We have a staff body who are committed to working alongside every child to support them in daring to be excellent in everything they do and we pride ourselves on educating the whole child.
We currently have a student population of 286 children in 12 classrooms. Our school buildings and grounds are modern, flexible and expansive (11.5 ha) and provide all who learn and work here with a sense of pride and inspiration to learn in a uniquely beautiful setting. We have up to date technology for the students with a ratio of 1:1 for netbooks in the years 3-6 and 1:2 in years Prep -2. In 2019 we have started a BYOD program for the Year 3-6 children.
Our school has a strong 150 year history of providing quality education to the Romsey community and surrounding district. Along with this sense of history, a sense of belonging and familiarity quickly develops. The parents, teachers and children have a strong community spirit and are committed to ensuring the school remains a happy and safe place for learning and growing.
Parents are always welcome. You can assist in your child’s classroom or arrange visits with class teachers outside of class time. Regular informal contact and communication with teachers is encouraged and every effort is made to develop a supportive relationship between home and school.
The School Council and staff have committed themselves to ensuring that all programs are in line with currently held beliefs about teaching and learning. Our teachers undertake ongoing professional development as part of their everyday work life. Co-operative planning and team teaching is adopted throughout the school which results in the best possible learning environment for your child. Students who come to Romsey Primary School receive a well-balanced and varied curriculum which focusses on the whole child, providing them with a solid foundation for their future.
Become a part of our school community. Participate and enjoy your child’s learning journey. Remember your opinions and concerns are valued and it is extremely important to communicate with the school at any time regarding matters which may be influencing your child’s progress. If we can work together, then your child’s learning journey will continue to be a happy and enjoyable one.
Based on the findings of Jean Piaget and the teachings of John Dewey, Romsey Primary’s educational philosophy asserts that students learn best when they are actively involved in their education, when they become responsible for their growth as students, when they are expected to work at the highest level of which they are capable, and when their learning is based on life experiences. We believe that all children and young adults learn in developmental stages.
At Romsey Primary we aim to foster global citizens who are confident in their own abilities and curious about the world in which they live. People who are care about those around them and are part of their global community. Individuals who are creative and seek to make the world a better place for all. And who are able to collaborate with all people whether they are physically with them or via digital mediums.
The educational program at Romsey Primary incorporates all aspects of human development—intellectual, social, physical, aesthetic, and moral—and strives to integrate learning by guiding students to be curious about all that the world has to offer. Romsey Primary students build skills in mathematics, reading, writing, and critical thinking, while developing an appreciation for the arts, humanities, and sciences. Students develop a strong sense of themselves as individuals and as members of a close community.
At Romsey Primary students and teachers know one another well. Frequent group work in classes enables students to teach and learn from one another. All students experience working individually, in small groups, and as a whole class. This close community allows teachers to create developmentally appropriate and interdisciplinary curricula.
Romsey Primary School is committed to the creation and maintenance of an orderly and secure atmosphere, and to the peaceful resolution of problems and conflicts. Social development issues are addressed as students learn how to get along and be responsible within the school community.
We believe in measured risk. Children are permitted to climb trees, build cubbies and make areas for play from materials in a PlayPod/ScrapPod which we have available in the playground.
Through the curriculum and Romsey Primary Primary’s commitment to service and social justice, it is our goal that students recognise the importance of their active participation in local, state, national, and global issues. With a rich educational program as a foundation, students can contribute positively to the world in which they live.
Diversity and Personal Respect
Romsey Primary School is an inclusive environment which embraces diversity and values the integrity of the individual. Individual differences of religion, culture, socioeconomic status, national origin, race, ethnicity, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, and ability are acknowledged and respected. Every member of the community strives to behave in a sensitive, open, and respectful manner. We are a Respectful Relationship (RR) school. Explicitly teaching RR each week as well as incidentally across our curriculum.
A diverse student body is an essential component of an experiential education. Students are most able to understand, appreciate, and respect differences in a setting that includes these differences. Romsey Primary seeks a diverse community in order to fulfil its mission to provide a strong education focussed on the development of the whole child for all of our students.