Greenwood Primary School is a dynamic learning community where members work collaboratively to assist children to realise their potential. It is located in the northern suburbs (15 km from the CBD). It commenced in 2008 when Allenswood and East Greenwood Primary Schools amalgamated.
The children are well presented in aqua and black uniforms, with the parents keenly supporting the school’s uniform policy. At Physical Education and sport the children are appropriately dressed to represent the four factions.
Greenwood Primary offers specialists programs in physical education, information and communications technology, music, languages (Indonesian) and art. Students at educational risk are catered for through targeted intervention programs. There is a very strong Case Management approach which engages with outside agencies to support learning for students. The school has both a school psychologist and chaplain.
The staff consists of a wonderful blend of very experienced and more recently graduated members, all committed to providing an education in which children learn in an environment that is safe and stimulating. A strong values program exists within the school to support our vision of enabling students to become valued and responsible members of society.
The parent community is outstanding with help and support for the school. The Greenwood P&C Association is an extremely active group. They have contributed funds for incursions/excursions, library books, reading books, book week activities and graduation costs. The School Board meets at least once per each term to review school performances against the Business Plan, contribute to identifying school priorities and endorse the annual report and budget.
The school consists of three, purpose built early childhood rooms and twelve classrooms divided into three teaching blocks. In addition to this, there is a library resource centre which includes a computer laboratory and a further block made up of an art/science room, music room and an enclosed undercover area. To compliment these facilities each area has been provided with the latest technology including tablet technology, banks of notebooks, robots and interactive whiteboards in all learning areas.
All of these facilities are located on superbly landscaped grounds. Over 36 000 plants, including many mature trees were used to create an extremely welcoming feeling. Large grassed areas and an oval are available for the children to play on. In addition, tennis/basketball/netball courts, cricket nets and 3 playgrounds enable children to participate in a range of activities during their breaks.