Principal: Michele Russell
Deputy Principal: Kathy Lyon
Senior Leader: Matt Simmons
Reynella Primary School has approximately 515 students from Reception to Year 7. There are more than 45 staff with 20 classes structured as Professional Learning Communities.
The school fosters creativity and broad learning experiences. Literacy and Numeracy are taught both directly and through our excellent science, geography and history curriculum.
Our specialist programs are Physical Education, French and Performing arts which compliment all other areas of the Curriculum.
Students from Reception to Year 7 have access to current technology, as all classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and wireless connected Windows, Apple computers and a Sound Field system to maximise listening. Teachers utilise the ‘Primary Connections: Linking Science with Literacy’ programme and all classes are developing additional topics. We support High Achieving Students via a program facilitated by School Service Officers.
The Leadership team is committed to teachers’ rights to teach and students’ rights to learn and support in this area is a priority. Social skill development is encouraged through a significant emphasis on the Play is the Way program. Our aim is for students to take charge of their own behaviour.
The school has extensive outside play areas including an oval, soccer pitch, junior primary play equipment, sealed netball and basketball courts. Additionally we have an indoor basketball court and a covered basketball court as part of the Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA). Play and fitness equipment is quite extensive and surrounding the oval is a fitness course comprised of seven seperate stations sections are under cover, making them safe on days of high UV readings.
Gently sloping paving and wooden ramps allow wheelchair access to every teaching and learning area. There are disabled toilets and a car park.
The Canteen is a ‘Healthy Canteen’, selling only items approved under the Right Bite Strategy. No ‘Red’ foods are sold to students or staff. A cook is employed to provide an extensive range of freshly prepared/cooked foods for student and staff.