May I extend to you & your child a warm welcome to Everton PS
The primary years of school are of vital importance in the development of children's skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes to learning.
At Everton Primary School we aim to enhance the development of all children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe that all children should be encouraged to develop their independence, self-esteem, co-operative work skills and their creativity. We hope to help your child/ren towards realising their full potential by having realistic, yet challenging expectations of each and every student in our care.
As a school, we are proud of the strong partnership that exists between home and the classroom; with parents and teachers working closely together to ensure a quality and all-rounded education for your child. We are united in our vision, 'The Small School, with a big heart!'
We have an 'Open-door,' policy where parents and families are always welcome at our school. Please feel very welcome to join in all aspects of our school curriculum – in our teaching programs, class activities, excursions, School Council and committees. Together with the school community I look forward to participating with you in the many activities we have planned at Everton Primary School.
If at any time you wish to discuss any aspect of our school and all that it has to offer your child, please feel free to contact me for a chat, or to arrange an interview time.
Approach to Learning
@ Everton PS
At Everton PS we our learning priorities are in Literacy and Numeracy. We run Literacy for 2 hour blocks from 9.00am until 11.00am daily and Numeracy sessions for 1 and a half hours from 11.45am until 1.15pm, four days per week.
To meet all other learning outcomes we organise units of study (topics/themes), which are implemented using an inquiry approach involving students in the planning, exploration and sharing of ideas. Students are often encouraged to work in co-operative groups and to reflect on their own learning.
Units of study run for approximately one term, however, depending on student response and need, topics may run for several weeks or up to a semester.
Assessment, both individual and group, is inbuilt in our program planning and overall evaluation takes place at the conclusion of each unit.
Reporting to parents takes place throughout the year in the form of interviews, catch-up chats at need and through written reports, planned for June (end of Term 2) and December.
Our school Strategic Plan document outlines the goals and priorities our School Council has for Everton PS and is a 4 year plan. Our Annual Implementation Plan is a 12 month plan based on our Strategic Plan. Copies are available from the office on request.
Students are organised into two learning spaces for four days per week. Specialist classes including gardening, cooking and Italian run by Mrs Linda Newton within the other day.
Grades Prep to Three - Mrs Jessica Marshall
Grades Four to Six - Mr Kevin Hill
All staff are generalist teachers, assigned specific areas according to specialised training and/or interest.
Kevin, as Principal, ensures overall curriculum delivery. He also co-ordinates the Literacy and Numeracy Program throughout the school and ensures that intervention programs to assist students with additional needs are delivered as required.
We have a specialist Art teacher, Heather Earles, who runs a fortnightly Art Program. Everton PS is the host school for the Mobile Art/Craft Centre. Heather also visits 7 other schools in our area in the MACC Van.
John Pod teaches a specialsed sport program.
Everton Primary School is located on the Great Alpine Road 22km east of Wangaratta in the small rural community of Everton, North Eastern Victoria. Combining with the Everton Upper School in 1994 the school serves a wide area, with students coming from within a 28km radius.
The Everton Primary School offers a holistic approach to learning in a positive, caring and safe environment. The School has a strong partnership between staff and parents resulting in a school community committed to delivering a quality education. Focusing on individual strengths, the school aims to prepare each student for secondary education with sound academic skills and a keen sense of self-discipline and respect for others.
Currently the school has 15 students with enrolments from Prep to Grade 6 The Principal teaches full time and there are other teachers employed for four days per week . We provide lessons in Italian. The school provides curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum. The school has an annual swimming program and camping program.
Providing the opportunity for further social interaction our school combines with Carraragarmungee, Oxley, Milawa, Glenrowan and Whorouly Primary Schools as the Ovens Learning Community. We combine for staff professional development, camps, excursions, sport days, arts performances and group days.
Everton Primary School is the base location for the Mobile Art and Craft Centre (MACC) with a separate storage area on the school site housing the MACC van and supplies. We also have a dedicated art room. The school receives the services of a specialised art teacher providing students with a range of art and craft supplies and activities.
The school accesses the services of a Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC van) delivering library lessons and resources to our students and staff, on a fortnightly basis.
The school was established in 1878, and is situated next to the Everton Public Hall on spacious grounds with an adjoining recreational complex, comprising sports ground, tennis courts, netball/basketball court and barbeque area, complimenting the school facilities. The extensive well-kept grassed and concrete areas provide ample space for games and sport. We have a new BER classroom and there is a library multi purpose room, and administration building which houses office areas, kitchen and a storage room. We have a separate toilet block with disability access.
Everton Primary School maintains high levels of parental involvement through School Council, voluntary assistance in classroom programs and through fundraising and working bees. Dedicated to providing quality education for country students we constantly assess the school and student needs.
The Everton Primary School is dedicated to bringing quality education to country students and is a school of which our community is proud. more >