About Us


Principals Message

Welcome to Amsleigh Park Primary School through our school website. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you and your family to our School. Our welcoming and supportive community has a genuine desire to foster an active partnership between parents and staff to support the learning needs of every student.

With a teaching and support staff of 30 and an enrolment of 330 children, Amsleigh Park is a school of choice for the local community encompassing the surrounding suburbs of Oakleigh East, Oakleigh, Chadstone, Huntingdale and Mount Waverley. Our highly professional teaching and support staff provide engaging learning programs across all curriculum areas, with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. In addition, we deliver specialist-teaching programs in Visual Arts, Physical Education, Performing Arts, German Language, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) and Reading Intervention.

Our teaching and support staff are exceptional, demonstrating high levels of care and dedication to our students. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and aim to ensure that we go that ‘extra step’ for all.

At Amsleigh Park, we support our students to achieve their full potential, both as learners, and as members of our school community. The development of social-emotional skills is reinforced in all classrooms through school wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS). Consistent implementation of SWPBS enables our school to provide clear expectations for our students and teach them to develop important inter-personal skills.

We provide a comprehensive curriculum, with Humanities, Science, the Arts and Health explored through our inquiry-based, concept driven curriculum. We emphasise the use of technology to support student learning across the curriculum. Our excellent technology resources include a state of the art wireless network across the whole school. We maintain a STEM computer lab and provide interactive electronic whiteboards, IPads, Netbooks and Chromebooks in every classroom. Our students are able to use a range of digital learning resources to support and consolidate their learning including Mathletics-Maths Seeds and Reading Eggs.

As part of our extensive extra-curricular programs, all students develop their creativity and performance skills through our annual whole school production. Our school choir, the Leigh Club, provides students with an opportunity to perform in front of a range of audiences. Our Sport and Physical Education program focuses on the development of physical skills through Inter-school sport, swimming and PMP. Our highly successful school aerobics teams; Amsleigh Spirit, Intensity, Adrenaline and Extreme continue to achieve great success, and we have now acheived 4 National Championships. 

Through a recently completed whole school modernisation our students and staff now enjoy state of the art, contemporary classroom learning spaces. The Award winning design (Best school Project between $5 and $10milion 2019) by Baldasso Cortese, includes a new Junior Learning Centre, and a complete modernisation of our heritage main building housing the Administration, Senior Learning Centre and Library. Our generously proportioned learning spaces offer excellent levels of comfort through air-conditioning, abundant natural light, ventilation and flexibility.

Our learning spaces are complemented by extensive outdoor play areas encompassing; three adventure playgrounds, a school oval, two basketball/netball courts and lots of open green space for our students to enjoy. A new adventure playground and an architect designed sensory garden further enhance the outdoor spaces and options for play and relaxation.

At Amsleigh Park PS, we are very proud of our students and maintain high expectations for their development and achievement. Developing student voice, agency and leadership is a priority of our current strategic plan. Our students are given many opportunities to showcase their special talents through our broad array of learning programs inclusive of Leadership which is encouraged through our Student Leadership Team and the Student Representative Council. Our Enviro-stars are champions of the environment, supporting students to take care of the world around them.

I invite you as a prospective member of our community to visit Amsleigh Park PS for a personal tour of the school to see the outstanding school environment we can offer your child/ren.

Michael Cormick

Assistant Principal’s Message

Amsleigh Park Primary School is such a wonderful school in so many ways. Everyone is committed to providing the best opportunities for all of our students. Our staff are extremely dedicated and they are continually striving to build upon their skills as educators and work with their students to enable them to achieve their full potential. Everyone who works at Amsleigh Park P.S. espouses the schools motto of Our Best Always.
We are committed to the development of the whole child and providing opportunities for our students to develop as 21st Century Learners. At Amsleigh Park we believe we play an integral role in preparing our students as twenty-first century learners by guiding them to become critical thinkers, collaborative learners and problem solvers.
Our staff are very committed to the ongoing development of their skills and knowledge through their active participation in professional learning activities at Amsleigh Park and in the wider community. They are very enthusiastic about keeping up to date with current developments in Victoria and Australia.
At Amsleigh Park our staff continually works to build strong partnerships with, parents and work closely with other
professionals to make sure that the social, emotional and physical needs of our students are continuallyworking to provide an environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable as well as providing opportunities for all students to achieve success. As part of our Student Wellbeing Program all of our classes follow the You Can Do It Program which focusses on the areas of Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Resilience. Also we follow the Alannah and Madeline Foundation Better Buddies Program where all of our Prep students have a Year 6 buddy and they support each other and work together on a range of activities.
We are extremely fortunate to have an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated staff who continually work with their colleagues to ensure the best possible educational programs are implemented for all students. This is evident in our classroom programs as our teachers are continually striving to be innovative and inspiring so all of our students feel successful in their learning, challenged and are motivated to reach their full potential.
We are continually working to develop our school grounds and provide an exciting, safe and interesting environment for our students. We have extensive playground areas including, ovals, adventure playgrounds, a sandpit, basketball and netball court as well as asphalt and grassed areas for other activities. Our students love to practice their dances on our covered deck are and enjoy playing with their friends whilst sitting in the shade under our pergola or variety of seating areas.

Every year we publish our Amsleigh Park Year Book which is a celebration of our students’ achievements and the wide ranging experiences they have been involved in throughout the year. If you would like to come along and see what great things we do at Amsleigh Park Primary School you are welcome to ring us and book a school tour at any time.

Bec Carr
Assistant Principal

School Profile

Our school, Amsleigh Park Primary School, is located in the quieter suburban streets of Oakleigh East and has a stable population of 330 students. The school zone takes in the surrounding suburbs of Oakleigh East, Oakleigh, Huntingdale, Chadstone and Mount Waverley.

Our school’s purpose is;

To provide a safe and inclusive and connected community that fosters resilient, curious and empowered learners.’


Our purpose is complemented by our school values: Respect, Integrity, Motivation, Inclusion and Resilience. We live and enact our school values at all times. Each week, an award is presented to a member of each class, acknowledging the way in which our values have been upheld.

Our school currently has 34 staff comprising 23 teaching and 11 education support staff. Our professional, committed and highly motivated teaching and support staff are actively involved in a wide variety of whole school activities and events. We maintain a strong culture of collaboration, which is enacted through our commitment to being a professional learning community relentlessly focused on student learning growth.

We teach the Victorian Curriculum which forms the basis of all planning at the school. Learning in English, Mathematics and Inquiry Learning Programs are prioritized and incorporate a range of high impact teaching strategies and our whole school instructional model. Inquiry based learning focuses on whole school concepts and collaborative learning tasks that incorporate a range of thinking skills and the use of technology. Additionally, we offer Reading Intervention and English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. We actively seek to support and personalise learning for each child that enables them to achieve their best.

Student wellbeing is an important priority for our school. Social-emotional development and an emphasis on developing the ‘whole child’ are fundamental parts of our core beliefs. We are an accredited ‘Kids Matter’ and ‘eSmart’ school, and more recently have adopted the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework to further enhance the excellent working tone of our classrooms.

To support student transition we offer a comprehensive program we know as ‘Smart Start.’ This program prepares and supports students as they move up a grade level each year. In this program, our students work in year level groups to develop an understanding of changing expectations and what special programs and events they can look forward to. Smart Start is designed to ease anxiety and build confidence. At the start of each year, all classes undertake a ‘Learning to Learn’ program, which sets clear expectations for students and classes about learning. This program also supports the establishment of a harmonious, cooperative and respectful classroom environment.

Our students enjoy a broad education which includes highly engaging specialist teaching programs in STEM (Science – Technology- Engineering- Mathematics), Physical Education, German Language, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. We also provide ‘extra-curricular’ programs such as Library, Leigh Club (choir), Enviro-Stars, Student Representative Council, Bike Education, Swimming, Aerobics, Keyboard, Guitar and Outdoor Education (camping programs) for our students.

A highlight of our school culture is the strong partnership between parents and staff which is enhanced by a very supportive School Council. Our community has a friendly and welcoming culture with many parents actively supporting learning and participating in school events. Throughout the school year, our school runs a number of whole school events including a bush dance, sports night, bedtime stories night, Carols evening and Open Night. Additionally, we have an annual school production, which is a great highlight of the school year for students, staff and parents. All children are involved in the performances, which are held over two nights and attended by over 900 members of our school community.

Amsleigh Park Primary School has been fully modernised through a $6 million project completed in 2019 and we offer a truly impressive range of school facilities. Our heritage style main building boasts a contemporary interior and houses our Administration Centre, Library, First Aid, Theatre and senior primary school classrooms. Our brand new Junior Learning Centre for Prep to Grade 2 offers an outstanding learning environment for early years students. Abundant space, natural light and air-conditioning ensure a comfortable learning environment in all spaces. The Thelma Bailey Centre incorporates our Gymnasium, Performing Arts and STEM learning areas. Our spacious grounds include an oval, basketball/netball courts, soccer pitch, two adventure playgrounds, a vegetable and herb garden and the spectacular Friendship Garden, which incorporates a range of sensory experiences for our students.

We invite you to come and visit and see for yourself what a wonderful school we have tucked away in this quiet suburban pocket of Oakleigh East.

Our Purpose & Values

Our purpose is to

To provide a safe and inclusive and connected community that fosters resilient, curious and empowered learners.


Our School community has developed the following values as central to the life of our school

Respect: which at APPS means treating one another and the school environment in a fair and considerate manner.

We show respect by –

  • Listening actively to a speaker in all situations without interruption
  • Observing the right of all community members to teach and learn without interruption
  • Valuing alternative ideas and opinions
  • Accepting difference
  • Acknowledging effort and achievement
  • Taking care of our own and other peoples property
  • Receiving and giving constructive and objective feedback
  • Communicating positively with our bodies and words
  • Being kind to ourselves and others

Integrity: which at APPS means upholding both our personal and school values honestly and consistently.

We demonstrate integrity by –

  • Understanding and consistently upholding the school’s values
  • Showing respect
  • Being honest
  • Expressing opinions objectively and sensitively
  • Reflecting on our own performance honestly and with humility
  • Acknowledging and accepting responsibility for our actions

Motivation: which at APPS means to be stimulated, engaged and excited about learning and performing to the best of our ability.

We believe motivation by –

  • Engaging enthusiastically in all learning opportunities
  • Being curious, independent, organised, prepared and self-motivated
  • Striving for continuous improvement and learning growth
  • Working cooperatively
  • Being happy, positive and proud of our work
  • Being open to challenges and taking risks in learning
  • Revisiting/reassessing goals and targets and challenging ourselves
  • Setting goals and persisting in working towards them

Inclusion: which at APPS means a sense of belonging: feeling respected, valued for who you are; feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so than you can do your best.

We practice inclusion by –

  • Acknowledging, celebrating and valuing cultural diversity, life experience and difference
  • Respecting the traditional owners of the land and celebrating indigenous culture
  • Understanding individual needs and providing reasonable adjustments where necessary
  • Celebrating each other’s efforts and successes
  • Promoting and demonstrating fairness, patience, empathy and sensitivity
  • Treating everyone fairly and providing everyone the best opportunity to succeed
  • Ensuring that everyone can participate in all aspects of school life

Resilience: which at APPS means the ability to cope with, learn and move on from difficult situations in a positive way.

We practice resilience by  –

  • Bouncing back after experiencing disappointment
  • Showing inner strength and a positive mindset when faced with challenges
  • Understanding that mistakes are part of learning and that failure can lead to growth
  • Developing and practicing a growth mindset in social, emotional and academic challenges
  • Recognising when to solve problems independently and when to seek help
  • Showing preparedness to revisit/reassess goals and targets
  • Learning new skills and challenging ourselves



School Song

Verse 1
There’s a place in the world, in Australia
Where we can all make our mark.
It’s our school where we, share and learn together,
And we call it: Amsleigh Park !

We are Amsleigh Park Primary School,
We are the future, we know it’s true,
Working together is what we do,
Making our school the best for me and you.

Verse 2
In all that we do, we try our hardest,
And our team spirit is strong.
Amsleigh Park is our school, and it’s the finest,
We’re very proud to belong.

We are Amsleigh Park Primary School,
We are the future, we know it’s true,
Working together is what we do,
Making our school the best,
Making our school the very best,
Making our school the best for me and you.
(Repeat chorus)

National Anthem

Verse 1
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are one and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
“Advance Australia fair!”

Verse 3
Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
“Advance Australia fair!”