East Para Primary School

East Para Primary School is located in the north-eastern suburb of Para Hills. Gum trees and other native plants are a feature of the grounds and murals on the schools buildings reflect both the local history and the international program. The local district is serviced by a shopping centre and the large shopping complex of Tea Tree Plaza is just 2 km away. One of the unique features is the relatively small size of the school and the excellent resources available to both students and parents. The school focus is to provide a challenging, supportive environment that engages learners as a community of thinkers.

International programs

  • Primary School Program

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Performing arts
  • Constructivist approach to learning
  • Teaching and learning pedagogy
  • Community support and school values

Facilities

  • Networked computer suite
  • 6 networked computers in each classroom
  • 10 Apple Mac computers for use in film making
  • Data Show and digital camera in each room
  • Extensive grounds including large oval
  • Hall used for physical activity and the performing arts
  • 4 brightly coloured playgrounds used at playtime and in daily physical activity program
  • Healthy food canteen
  • Pre-school centre

Special interest programs

  • Music program - including instrumental tuition, rock band, choir and performances Reception-Year 7
  • Funtastics program - coordination Reception

Languages

  • Japanese

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Pastoral support worker
  • School counsellor
  • School chaplain
  • Success for Boys program
  • Intervention program - literacy and numeracy
  • Learning assistance program
  • Cross age tutoring
  • Student 'buddy' classes

Co-curricular sports

  • Daily physical activity
  • Swimming
  • Australian Rules football, rugby, soccer
  • Netball
  • Athletics, cross-country running
  • T-ball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Chess team
  • Book Cup - reading challenge
  • Calisthenics community club
  • Student Representative Council - student voice and leadership
  • Charity events
  • Fun events including student disco, crazy hair day and pyjama day
  • Environment committee and student managed recycling programs
  • Music choir, rock band and concerts
  • Community music performances
  • J Rock Arts Festival - junior youth performing arts
  • Interschool sporting competitions

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