All About Us

Our Vision Statement - We learn passionately, we serve joyfully, we care.

We CareResurrection Primary School was opened in 1978 and gained registration in February, 1979. The area covered by Resurrection Parish, and therefore our enrolment clientele, encompasses St Albans West, Kings Park, Delahey, Albanvale, parts of Taylors Hill, Cairnlea, Burnside and Burnside Heights.

The school has always catered for a diverse cultural community and grew rapidly to a peak enrolment of around 700 in 1990. Over the next decade, the school began to decline in numbers until around 2000 when it began to again increase in numbers reaching an enrolment of 556 in 2011. Our diverse clientele originate from 36 countries around the world.

The community has always been an active and involved one with a very strong emphasis on the welfare of all concerned. This continues today with a well-defined and implemented approach to Wellbeing.

The educational needs of our children are, and have always been, the focal point of our community. The diversity represented in our families continues to ensure that the individual learning needs of our children are driving our approach to learning and teaching. This has resulted in a very successful Prep - 6 learning program based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards, using the Integrated Inquiry Approach.

Our school is organised into ‘straight year levels’ at Years Prep, 1 & 2. Our Year 3-6 students are organisedLevel 4 into six classes of combined Yr 3/4s and six classes of Yr 5/6s combined. There are twenty-five full-time and eight part-time teaching staff, with twelve non-teaching staff. Specialist areas include Performing Arts, Language Other Than English (Italian), Reading Recovery, Oral Language, Recent Arrivals Program, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology and Intervention programs.

Since the school’s official opening in1978, buildings were added in 1982 and 1988. In 2003, an eight room ‘infant area’ was built along with a new play area. As this project was nearing completion, we commenced a refurbishment of the Administration Area, Sick Bay and children’s toilet block. A new car park was established at the same time and the playground was completely resurfaced. All areas of the school had air conditioning by 2007. In 2008, we focused on the upgrade of the oval with the installation of an irrigation system and large water tank for this purpose. Interactive whiteboards were installed into all classrooms including the computer laboratory. 2009 saw the beginning of the Building the Education Revolution building program which was completed in 2010. We are very proud of these achievements, which add to the safe and engaging learning environment for the children placed in our care.

The founding leaders of Resurrection planted deep seeds of pastoral care and community involvement, which are the hallmark of the Resurrection community thirty years later. The strong links between school, Parish and the wider community continue to be that which makes Resurrection a special place, which nurtures and cares for each individual belonging to this community.