At Melton West Primary School, we have a strong focus of working as a Professional Learning Community, where there is a shared responsibility for all learners across teams and teachers work collaboratively to determine how best to support student learning based on what they can do and the direction for future learning. Through working as a Professional Learning Community we have created a culture of learning, where professional learning amongst staff is valued and embraced and the confidence children show in their ability to learn is enhanced every day. We have been working hard on increasing our community engagement with families and have a vision to incorporate a culture of learning for our parents so that they too can continue to support their child, as their first teacher. All staff at Melton West Primary School are committed to their work and are well respected educators.
We have a strong focus on ensuring children have a sound understanding of the core subjects of English and Mathematics, as well as enrichment programs such as Art, Science and Physical Education. Information Technology, including computers and iPads, are integrated across the curriculum. We are proud of the reputation we have as a school who respects and values our Indigenous history, through connecting strongly with our parents who have an Indigenous background as well as introducing the local Indigenous language of Woiwurrung in 2015. We have plans to form connections with many of the other culture groups represented at Melton West in the very near future.
We have a developed a vision to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students to achieve their full potential. We will do this through an engaging and inclusive curriculum, with high expectations of students as individual learners and thinkers, who become valued members of the wider community. Our values of respect, communication, trust and teamwork all working towards building positive relationships with all, underpin all decisions we make.
I hope you find Melton West Primary School a welcoming place for you and your child. I look forward to meeting you.
High Levels of Learning for All
Principal | Melton West Primary School
We are keen to organise new enrolments for 2022. Prospective parents and students are invited to phone our office on 9743 5818 and organise an in-person tour of Melton West Primary School with the Principal, Michelle Costa.
School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support
The School Wide Positive Behaviour Matrix translates Melton West Primary School’s three key expectations – Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be a Learner – into expected behaviours.
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Leader of Mathematics
Grade 1/2 Leading Teacher
Leader of English
Grade 3/4 Learning Specialist
Grade 5/6 Learning Specialist
Leader of Digital Pedagogies
Bernadette Stepnell (0.8)
Alana Braszell (0.2)
First Aid Officer
Maintenance / Handyman
GRIN (Getting Ready in Numeracy)
Grade 1 Team
Grade 2 Team
Grade 3 Team
Grade 4 Team
Grade 5/6 Team
We were allocated $6.4 million in the 2018-19 State Budget. The funds went towards a Master Plan that we had been working on for a few years with a workshop architect. The plan included a repositioning of the front of the school, which is now accessed through Rathdowne Circuit. A new administration area was also built with contemporary office spaces and a purpose-built first aid room. New student toilets were constructed, as well as a modern full-sized gym, canteen, art room, and music room. Our large school oval and pergola areas had recently been refurbished with brand new turf. Contemporary and safe playgrounds for all year levels were also built, encouraging active play at break times.