Coral Park Primary School is located within the residential community of Hampton Park, approximately 10 kms southeast of Dandenong and 40 kms southeast of the Melbourne CBD. The school was established in 1991.
Coral Park strives for achievement through its successful multi-age structure and promotes its core values in the school motto ‘Coral Park STARs (Stop, Think, Act, Responsibly) Achieving S.U.C.C.E.S.S’ (Safety, Understanding, Care, Community, Engagement, School Pathways & Student Wellbeing). We aim to be a learning community of excellence where learning is designed to develop knowledge and skills for life and students are provided with a comprehensive curriculum that enables them to reach their academic, social and physical potential. We develop socially competent learners who are motivated to learn and who strive to achieve their best.
The school community values:
Tolerance in accepting each other’s differences, cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
Respect in treating other people with consideration;
An inclusive curriculum that caters for all students in a safe and secure manner;
High quality teaching in a multi-age setting that enables all students to reach their full potential;
Celebration of academic, sporting and social achievements;
A cooperative and friendly environment where students, teachers and parents share responsibility for learning and behaviour and work together to solve problems.
The presentation of the school projects a positive, energetic and vibrant learning environment. Foyers, corridors and classrooms feature extensive and attractive displays of children’s creative work. The school takes great pride in its cultural diversity and actively celebrates special events associated with different cultures.
Teachers provide a rich curriculum with daily programs in literacy and numeracy development and weekly programs in Visual and Performing Arts, Health, Physical Education and Sport, Information and Communication Technologies, Library and English as an Additional Language. The students with special learning needs are catered for with a highly effective and efficient Program for Student with Disabilities, Reading Recovery, Language Support and Speech Pathology Assistance Program. Other programs include camps, Whole School Wellbeing, Swimming and Athletics carnivals. The school has an annual concert. Our programs reflect the schools focus on providing students with a broad range of experiences.
The school consists of the main building which houses 10 classrooms, the library and computer lab, the arts centre, staff and administration areas. Another two classrooms are housed in a building connected to the main building by covered walkway and also includes a canteen and gymnasium. We also have 8 classes in four relocatable buildings and a newly built Multi-Purpose Centre. Our before and after school program is run by Camp Australia.
The school grounds include a wide variety of playground facilities. We have a large oval, two soccer pitches, two basketball courts and large shaded play areas for both active and passive play. We have student gardening clubs who are actively encouraged in their endeavours to help maintain our grounds, parents are encouraged to help out too.
The school has a steady enrolment of approximately 375 students and staff of around 30. Our staff network with neighbouring schools to share ideas and pride themselves on their continued professional learning. The teaching staff, together with our highly valued education support staff, provide a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that caters for all levels of achievement.
Parent involvement is highly valued at Coral Park Primary School . We welcome parent involvement in school activities and in classrooms. A group of parents meet in the staffroom each Wednesday morning for coffee and chat whilst helping with laminating and making school resources. They also organise the school fundraising activities and provide feedback on ideas and programs.
Parents are invited to attend many special events throughout the year including our weekly Friday afternoon assemblies when they are also invited to join with the student leaders for afternoon tea and ‘school chat’ prior to the start time of 3.00pm. Parents are very active on School Council. We encourage parents and grandparents to assist in the classroom, on excursions, during sports days and to attend all special school events. Each Thursday afternoon our senior students broadcast the Coral News which is a 10 minute show that includes school news, updates and reminders. Parents are invited into classrooms from 3.20pm to view the broadcast.