Holy Saviour Parish School, Vermont South

Holy Saviour Parish School, Vermont South

Principal:  Mr Steve Evans

E No.  E1291

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9803 6828

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History:

Holy Saviour Parish was established in Vermont South in 1974 and Holy Saviour School opened in 1977 with an enrolment of 67 children. The current enrolment is about 137 children from about 93 families.


Description:

Holy Saviour School is a place where staff, children and parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the school and parish.

Holy Saviour is an attractive brick school with the school hall/parish church, classrooms, administration and learning centres creating a stimulating and effective learning environment. The school is built on nine acres of extensively landscaped grounds in Vermont South. We have well-maintained facilities and grounds with a large grass oval, two basketball courts, junior and senior adventure play equipment, and access to six tennis courts.

At Holy Saviour we offer a well-balanced, comprehensive curriculum, which retains a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Teachers strive to make their classrooms vibrant and active learning environments, in which stimulating teaching strategies are designed to maximise student interest and learning opportunities.

Specialist staff include a Religious Education Leader, an Italian teacher, a Performing Arts teacher (Drama, Singing, Dancing), a Physical Education teacher, a Digital Technologies/STEM (DigiTech) Leader, a Literacy Leader, a Reading Recovery/Leveled Literacy Intervention teacher, a Learning Diversity Leader and five Learning Support Officers. The work of these specialist teachers is effectively integrated into the program provided by the classroom teacher.


Features:

Holy Saviour School offers families the following special features:
- Family-friendly schooling
- Small classes offer students tailored instruction to meet their learning needs
- Children have a strong sense of connection with all staff and their peers
- Biennial School Production
- Biennial School Visual Arts Show
- Strong Parent/Staff/Student relationships
- A family-based sacramental program
- Exemplary literacy and numeracy practices, including Leveled Literacy Intervention, Reading Recovery, Maths Olympiads, Maths Games and - - Mathematics Intervention programs
- Extensive Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education in all curriculum areas
- Access to after-school/before-school care
- Yr 5/6 Camp program
- School choir and a dance program
- A transition program
- Parent involvement in classroom activities/school concert/ excursions/Parish Education Board and Inter-school sports program
- A well-resourced library
- A playgroup on site (Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon)
- Parent training in developing children's literacy skills

School location

Address:  765 Highbury Road
Vermont South VIC 3133

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  Holy Saviour