Altona Primary School has a welcoming and collaborative community of children, parents, carers and staff.
The school-home partnership is recognised as being extremely important to the educational development and wellbeing of our children. There are many diverse ways in which parents and carers can become involved in the education of their children. Everyone works together to achieve the best outcomes for all APS children.
Altona Primary School also enjoys a special place in the wider community having provided education to families in Altona and nearby suburbs for a 100 years. It has established links with Victoria University of Technology, Insync, local sporting clubs, Altona SLSC, Altona Traders, Altona Theatre Group, Hobsons Bay City Council, Timehelp, and local schools.
There is a strong culture of parental and community involvement with the school through formal volunteering opportunities such as School Council, sub-committees (Building & Grounds, Policy, Sustainability) Friends and Families Committee (Parents' Club), the Parent Education Program and other community volunteering programs such as Timehelp. Finding other innovative ways to involve parents, carers and the broader community in the activities of the school is something we are striving for. For working parents and carers, the school invites involvement through information sessions on curriculum, contact with staff at a classroom and leadership level at convenient times for parents, and out of school hours social activities organised through Friends and Families Committee.
Effective schools harness the talent and energy that is available from within our community. Volunteer contribution and collaborative community partnerships are critical for the success of our school and we welcome opportunities to build our relationships. If parents and carers have ideas for further involvement in their children's education and the activities of the school, we'd be more than happy to hear from you.