PPPS enjoys excellent and up to date facilities. There are four core buildings and modern relocatable classrooms to educate students. All classrooms and buildings are air conditioned and heated.
BLOCK A Eight classrooms, situated between the Hall and the Gym.
BLOCK B A large hall for student use plus an elevated music room to provide a stage area for student performances as needed. The canteen, a senior student toilet block and Outside School Hours Care office are attached. The OSHCP operates in the hall. The large covered area beside the hall is used for a range of outdoor activities including physical education, sport, lunchtimes and recesses and is called The Serambi (Indonesian for veranda).
BLOCK C Administration block including Library, conference room, staffroom, principal class offices, First Aid room, disabled bathroom and the General Office. We also offer a large modern, sheltered area at the front of the school.
BLOCK D Six classrooms, a Visual Arts room and attached junior student toilets. At the east end of the Block is a large veranda and the Maths Garden, an innovative outdoor learning space.
BLOCK E Eight relocatable classrooms either side of a covered play area. Staff toilets are attached.
BLOCK F Eight relocatable classrooms either side of a covered play area.
BLOCK G Two relocatable classrooms with a covered area, the Computer Lab, staff offices and the Ruang (Indonesian for meeting place). The Ruang is the Performing Arts room, and includes a small learning space for keyboard and guitar lessons.
BLOCK H Gym with full sized basketball court, staff offices and storage, foyer, classroom, student and staff toilets, and the uniform shop.
SECURITY AND STUDENT SAFETY
- All buildings have been built around a safe inner asphalted courtyard.
- Two metre high security fencing has been installed around the perimeter of the school.
- Security lighting and alarms have been installed and the gates are locked during the day.
- There is plenty of covered way to provide sun and rain shelter for all students and shade over the P/1, 2/3 and 4/5/6 play equipment.
- There are picnic tables for quiet activities and seating scattered around the grounds.
- There is also plenty of seating at the front of the school for families as they wait to collect students and for students to shelter under when waiting for excursion and sports buses.
- The synthetic sportsground has a full range of sports marked, while basketball, netball, volleyball and bat tennis courts have been strategically placed around the grounds.
- Senior students, under supervision, have access to Kelynack Reserve for interschool sports.
- The sportsground offers a synthetic surface with running track, markings for softball, football, soccer, two jumping pits and several four square game courts.
- There are cricket nets, 3 sets of playground equipment and line marking for children’s games, prep to year 6.
- There is also a large sandpit.
- Our full sized gym is marked for a range of indoor sports and is used constantly for our physical education program.
FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
The school has been equipped to enhance student learning with tables and chairs purchased to suit the different heights of children at primary school. Adjustable chairs have been installed in the Computer Lab to cater for children’s heights from prep to year 6.
Traffic safety is everyone’s concern.
- As children learn by example, please take every opportunity to increase your child’s awareness of road safety rules.
- Parents are expected to abide by all road rules, traffic safety signs and parking restrictions in the streets around the school.
- Please note the 40 km speed limit in the immediate school area. This applies at ALL times.
- There is parking available in adjacent streets, near Kelynack Reserve and angle parking on the Telopea Crescent boundary.
- Please note the 3 minute parking restrictions in Blossom Park Drive and Telopea Crescent. Parents’ cars are not permitted in either staff car park between 8.15am and 4.30pm.
- DO NOT walk your children to or from school through the staff car parks as this is highly dangerous. It is compulsory that students use the two designated crossings. Teachers monitor this to ensure every child is safe and parents are expected to model this behaviour.
- If you see any motorists not respecting the road rules, please take their number plate details and report them to the police or Whittlesea City Council. We encourage parents to park a few hundred metres away and walk to enhance student fitness and help reduce traffic congestion at the beginning and end of the day.
BIKES, SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS (Wheeled Recreational Devices)
Students can ride bikes, skateboards and scooters to school, however it is the law that students MUST wear helmets when riding bikes and scooters.
We recommend that students also wear a helmet when riding a skateboard.
We also recommend that students do not use any of these items prior to year 4 unless supervised by an adult, as this is generally when children’s eyesight matures enough to be responsive to traffic.
Scooters, skateboards and roller blades are called Wheeled Recreational Devices in the road rules. Bikes and scooters can only be brought into and taken out of the grounds through gate 4 on Telopea Crescent.
Bikes and scooters are to be parked in our bike shed. We suggest that your child uses a bike lock. Skateboards can be stored with your child’s bag.
For safety reasons bikes, scooters and skateboards are not to be ridden in the school grounds. Please ensure that your child always wears a helmet when riding and observes the road rules. Children under the age of 12 years are by law allowed to ride on the footpath, however pedestrians have right of way.
Parents need to teach children to be on the lookout for cars in driveways.
The footpaths around our school are very congested with toddlers, prams, strollers, children and adults from 8.30am to 9.00am and 3.30pm to 3.45pm and bike, skateboard and scooter riders must give way.
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There seems such a lot to remember, and there is, however the most important thing to remember is to speak to us if you are unsure about anything; we will help.
Once more, welcome to the PPPS community.
Belinda Woodhouse Prep Curriculum Improvement Leader
Leanne Weston Prep Welfare and Transition Coordinator, School Improvement Coach
Claire McInerney Principal
Julie Nixon Assistant Principal
Alison Devereux Assistant Principal
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