Christmas Hills Primary School

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Our School

Christmas Hills Primary is a supportive learning community consisting of two multi-age classrooms. We maintain small class sizes of between 10-15 students to ensure that our learning can be individualised in the most real and meaningful ways possible. 

 

We are a proud state school and work to ensure the Victorian Curriculum is delivered in an inspiring and engaging way for our students. 

 

Our learning experiences are multi-modal in all curriculum areas enabling our students to explore concepts and ideas through a mixture of hands-on, paper-based, digital and interpersonal mediums.

 

School uniform is optional at CHPS except on excursion or special event days and the children call us by our first names. We believe in earning the respect and trust of our students by our actions, not by salutation.

 

Our school values are built around our emblem, the Blue Wren, whom we have named 'CHIRPS'. The Values were jointly decided by students, staff and parents and they are:

 

Caring

Honest

Inquisitive

Respect

Persistent

Sharing

 

These are the qualities we work to instil in our school community.

At Christmas Hills Primary we consider our children to be capable of anything they set their minds to. We see our children as equals and strive to be progressive in our approach to meeting their needs. Building their capacity for decision-making, problem-solving and independence are all key goals of our classroom structures.

We proudly acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of this land, and pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.

Upcoming Dates for Term 3, 2021

  • July 12th - First day of Term 3 

  • July 20th - Space Exploration day

  • July 26th - Quantum Excursion (Grade 5/6)

  • July 27th - August 4th - Somers Camp

  • August 13th - Roald Dahl day

  • August 16th - Curriculum day

  • August 17th  - August 20th - Science Week

  • August - 20th - Art Exhibition Opening Night

  • August 20th - September 4th - Art Exhibition

  • August 23rd - August 27th -  Book Week

  • August 25th - Kaboom Sports day​

  • August 26th - Book Week Dress up day

  • September 1st - NESST Athletics day

  • September 16th - Student showcase

  • September 17th - Last day of term 3

 

Upcoming Dates for Term 3, 2021

  • July 12th - First day of Term 3

  • August 16th - Curriculum day

  • September 17th - Last day of Term 3

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School Term Dates 2021

  • Term 1  - 28th January - 1st April

  • Term 2  - 19th April - 25th June

  • Term 3  - 12th July - 17th September

  • Term 4  - 4th October - 17th December

Our focus in our junior classroom is on the developmental needs of the children and building their foundational skills in Literacy and Numeracy as well as their love of learning.

 

In our senior classroom we are working to build our childrens' capacity to engage in high school and life beyond. They set their own daily schedules, receive individual work programs and can work collaboratively or independently across the week. 

 

Whilst for enrolment purposes our children are assigned to year levels we absolutely promote a sense of flexibility in learning, so that a year 4 student may access material from year 3, 5, 6 or beyond if and when they feel ready. This approach applies across the school and is evident in the way our children learn and play together every day.

As a school community we are focused and committed to supporting the development of each child through rich and individualised learning programs.

 

We nurture all aspects of development including; social and emotional well being, academic development whilst also embracing the benefit of learning together in a supportive small school community surrounded by the stunning natural environment.

Bush School investigation area

Bush School investigation area

Orienteering at Maroondah dam

Orienteering at Maroondah dam

Kitchen Chemistry

Kitchen Chemistry

Book week celebrations

Book week celebrations

Making and enjoying lemon myrtle tea

Making and enjoying lemon myrtle tea

Earth Science

Earth Science

Exploring the layers of Earth

Bunjil Camp

Bunjil Camp

Bush School

Bush School

Physical Education

Physical Education

Inquiry lesson

Inquiry lesson

Bush school damper

Bush school damper

Bunjil

Bunjil

STEM Electrical circuits

STEM Electrical circuits

Mapping in Bush School

Mapping in Bush School

Quip Quip Classroom

Quip Quip Classroom

Bush School

Bush School

Bunjil sailing day

Bunjil sailing day

Exploring the many uses of bush tucker

Exploring the many uses of bush tucker

Electrical Circuits

Electrical Circuits

Lunch time fun

Lunch time fun

Playground art

Playground art

Earth Science

Earth Science

Exploring the layers of Earth through playdough models.

Playground art

Playground art

Winter in Christmas Hills

Winter in Christmas Hills

Bunjil Leadership PE

Bunjil Leadership PE

Maths in Quip Quip

Maths in Quip Quip

Relaxing at the Frog Bog

Relaxing at the Frog Bog

Bush School

Bush School