Welcome

 

I extend to you a warm welcome to the Templeton Primary School website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.

Templeton is a high performing, student focused school that places a high emphasis on student personal achievement and is committed to challenging our students in all areas of the curriculum.  Students’ individual needs, personal interests and unique characters are known and supported by staff and enriched by an immersive, safe, positive and vibrant learning environment.

At Templeton, our curriculum is based on the understanding that students learn best by being engaged and active in their learning. Our philosophy of providing our students with a broad and well balanced educational experience ensures that each student has the opportunity to explore and release their individual talents. This philosophy is supported by our extensive range of extra curricula offerings. Specialist classes in Chinese, Art, Music, Performing Arts, ICT, Library and Phys Ed, ensure that all Templeton students have the opportunity to learn in varied ways. Through these opportunities, our teachers aim to create experiences that inspire students to learn and to continually challenge their personal best.

To further support our classroom and specialist programs, we offer Challenge programs for students who require extension beyond the classroom; programs such as Literacy and Numeracy extension, Chinese extension and PEEP.

In addition, Literacy and Mathematics support, including Reading Recovery, identifies students who require specialised intervention early in their schooling and puts them on the right path to achieving their educational goals. All our students are supported in the classroom with challenging work at their level.

Our commitment to the pastoral care and mental health of our students is supported with an extensive range of programs that support the emotional needs of our students. Programs such as Lunchtime Clubs, The Resiliency Project, Values Education, School of Rock, Coding, Sport, Homework Club, Dance and Inter House activities, ensure that our commitment to supporting the health and mental wellbeing of our students is paramount.

Following your visit to our web site, I would be pleased to answer any further queries you may have about our school. In doing so, I extend an invitation to you to contact Trudy O’Neill, our Enrolments Officer, to arrange a  personalised tour where you can experience for yourself the unique learning environment that awaits you and your family at Templeton Primary School.

Rod McKinlay

Principal

To lay a FOUNDATION for every child on which all future learning can be built on

To develop a strong and meaningful RELATIONSHIP between children, staff and parents

To maintain high EXPECTATIONS for the academic development of all children under our care

To create an active and purposeful learning ENVIRONMENT to help children reach their full potential

To MODEL in our students the positive behaviour and values we all believe in

To utilise all aspects of DATA to guide our planning and practice

Our Multicultural School

We are extremely proud of our multicultural school, with 68% of our students coming from a non-English speaking language background. Our unique school environment promotes connections between home and the community, encouraging inclusion of multiple perspectives. Our school builds a knowledge base about ethnic groups, develops cross-cultural skills and encourages positive attitudes about living and functioning in a multiracial global society. 

Countries

Staff

Families

Students

The flag of Australia has a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper hoist quarter), and a large white seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist quarter. The fly contains a representation of the Southern Cross constellation, made up of five white stars – one small five-pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars. There are other official flags representing Australia, its people and core functions of government.  The flag's original design (with a six-pointed Commonwealth Star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a competition held following Federation, and was first flown in Melbourne on 3 September 1901, the date proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day. A slightly different design was approved by King Edward VII in 1903. The seven-pointed commonwealth star version was introduced by a proclamation dated 8 December 1908. The dimensions were formally gazetted in 1934, and in 1954 the flag became recognised by, and legally defined in, the Flags Act 1953, as the 'Australian National Flag'.
The Australian Aboriginal Flag represents Aboriginal Australians. It is one of the official flags of Australia, and holds special legal and political status. It is often flown together with the national flag and with the Torres Strait Islander Flag, which is also an official flag of Australia.  The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed in 1971 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights to the flag's design. The flag was originally designed for the land rights movement, and it became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.  The flag's width is 1.5 times its height. It is horizontally divided into a black region (above) and a red region (below). A yellow disc is superimposed over the centre of the flag.  The symbolic meaning of the flag colours (as stated by Harold Thomas) is:  Black - represents the Aboriginal People of Australia  Yellow circle- represents the sun, giver of life and protector   Red - represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land
The Torres Strait Islander Flag is an official flag of Australia, and is the flag that represents Torres Strait Islander people. It was designed in 1992 by Bernard Namok. It won a local competition held by the Islands Coordinating Council, and was recognised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in June 1992.  The Government of Australia granted it Flag of Australia status, under the Flags Act 1953 (Cth), by proclamation on 14 July 1995.  Due to an "administrative oversight", the 1995 proclamation was not lodged so that it would continue in force indefinitely; hence it automatically expired on 1 January 2008. It was therefore almost identically replaced, on 25 January 2008, with effect as from 1 January.  In the 2008 proclamation, the flag "is recognised as the flag of the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia and a flag of significance to the Australian nation generally" and appointed "to be the flag of the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia and to be known as the Torres Strait Islander Flag".  Although Namok has since died, the Torres Strait Islander Flag is still subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). The copyright was administered by the Island Coordinating Council until 2008, when that body was superseded by the Torres Strait Island Regional Council, which is willing to permit reproductions of the flag that are accurate and that acknowledge Namok as the designer.  The green panels at the top and the bottom of the flag symbolise the land, while the blue panel in the centre represents the waters of the Torres Strait. The thin black stripes between the green and blue panels signify the Torres Strait Islanders themselves. The white five-pointed star at the centre of the flag represents the five major island groups—the Western, Eastern, Central, Port Kennedy and (N.P.A.) Mainland—and the white dhari (dancer's headdress) around it also symbolises the Torres Strait Islands people. White symbolises peace, while the star is a symbol for navigation.

School Oath

I am proud to be an Australian

I will honour the flag

I will care for the environment

I will respect my parents, teachers and fellow students

and I will try to do my best at all times

Acknowledgement of Country

Templeton Primary School acknowledges

the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people,

the traditional custodians of this land.

We pay respect to the elders of the Kulin Nation

and other Aboriginals past and present

School Captains

Our School Captains and Vice Captains are chosen by the Principal at the end of the school year. Candidates are required to present a speech to all members of staff highlighting why they are the best candidate for the leadership team, with two girls and two boys chosen to represent Templeton the following year. The School Captains and Vice Captains have a responsibility to not only lead the school cohort, but to host a weekly assembly and represent Templeton at network events.

Aaditya

Aaditya

School Captain

Sachini

Sachini

School Captain

Viyaan

Viyaan

Vice Captain

Maedy

Maedy

Vice Captain

School Captain Alumni

2020 Aaditya & Sachini

2019 Harrison Bedford & Katherine Styles

2018 Elijana Henry & Thomas Cek

2017 Daniel Smith & Siennah Ferris

2016 Blake Drury & Gemma Van Grondelle

2015 Akshaay Shankar & Sadhana Sughesh

2014 Jaden Pay & Harini Jeevaraj

2013 Riley Coughlin & Tamsin Cohen

2012 Ashleigh Hollins & Sam Taylor

2011 April Walters & Jacob Barrett

2010 Yasmin Tan & William Smith

2009 Eylem Kim & Josh Hudson

2008 Chelsea Berry & Justin Wade

2007 Brittany Bosse & Dushan Ranasinghe

2006 Sharni Peters & Rowan Calladine

2005 Naomi Fitzgerald & Bradley Simpson

2004 Amanda Cain & Jason Neil

2003 Phyllix Tam & Robert Handel

2002 Nadia Louw & Ashan Ranasinghe

2001 Lizzie MacGregor & Sam Pardon

2000 Lisa Warner & Mitchell Camm

1999 Renai Alexopoulos, Kimberley Dawe & Benjamin Small

1998 Kate Warner & Travis McCarthy-Henry

1997 Danielle Flower & Jason Thatcher

1996 Laura Camm & Jonathan Chen

1995 Claire Pownell & David Taylor

Vice Captain Alumni

2020 Viyaan & Maedy

2019 Jesse Nealy & Kayla Earsman

2015 Kayla Nicey & Matthew Donald

Templeton Houses

 

Our four Templeton Houses are named after four Australian sporting legends, Ian Chappell, John Newcombe, Shane Gould and Raelene Boyle. Under our Programs tab, you can find further information about each of these legends, and their significance in Australian Sport. Our House Captains are voted for by students in Grade 3-6 at the start of each school year. 

Chappell

Newcombe

Jake

Jake

Chappell House Captain

Alannah

Alannah

Chappell House Captain

Cooper

Cooper

Newcombe House Captain

Emily

Emily

Newcombe House Captain

Champions

2017

2016

2015

2012

2005

2004

2001

1997

1995

1991

1985

1984

Champions

2018

2009

2008

2007

1994

1993

1992

1989

Gould

Boyle

Jhyve

Jhyve

Gould House Captain

Kayla

Kayla

Gould House Captain

Kenny

Kenny

Boyle House Captain

Abbie

Abbie

Boyle House Captain

Champions

2019

2013

2010

2006

2000

1999

1998

1988

1986

Champions

2014

2011

2003

2002

1996

1990

1987

School Council

The School Council is responsible for the governance of the school and approving the policy directions. Elections are held every year before the 31st March. As membership tenure is 2 years, half of the elected member’s positions are up for re-election each year. Our meetings are held each month in the Staff Centre from 5:00 – 6:00pm. 

Who is on School Council?

Parent Representatives

Staff Representatives

Community Representatives

Principal

Values

Templeton Primary School recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for ensuring inclusive safe and orderly environments for children and young people.

This Statement of Values sets out our behavioural expectations of all members in this school community, including the Principal, all school staff, parents, students and visitors. It respects the diversity of individuals in our school community and addresses the shared responsibilities of all members in building safe and respectful school communities.

Discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, bullying, violence. aggression and threatening behaviour are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in this school.

Our Statement of Values acknowledges that parents and school staff are strongly motivated to do their best for every child. Everyone has the right to differing opinions and views and to raise concerns, as long as we do this respectfully as a community working together.

School leaders will
  • Work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe conduct is expected of everyone
  • Behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide inclusive, safe and orderly environments
  • Plan, implement and monitor arrangements to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students in attendance at the school is protected
  • Identify and support students who are or may be at risk
  • Do our best to ensure every child achieves their personal and learning potential
  • Work with parents to understand their child’s needs and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly
  • Respond appropriately when inclusive, safe or orderly behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required
  • Make known to parents the school’s communication and complaints procedures
  • Ask any person who is acting in an offensive or disorderly way to leave the school grounds
Teachers and staff will
  • Model positive behaviour to students consistent with the standards of our profession
  • Proactively engage with parents about student outcomes
  • Work with parents to understand the needs of each student and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly
  • Work collaboratively with parents to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with additional needs
  • Communicate with the Principal and school leaders in the event we anticipate or face any tension or challenging behaviours from parents
  • Treat all members of the school community with respect
Parents will
  • Model positive behaviour to other students
  • Ensure our child attends school on time, every day the school is open for instruction
  • Take an interest in our child’s school and learning
  • Work with the school to achieve the best outcomes for our child
  • Communicate constructively with the school and use expected processes and protocols when raising concerns
  • Support school staff to maintain a safe learning environment for all students
  • Follow the school’s complaints processes if there are complaints
  • Treat all school leaders, staff, students and other members of the school community with respect
Students will
  • Model positive behaviour to other students
  • Comply with and model school values
  • Behave in a safe and responsible manner
  • Respect ourselves, other members of the school community and the school environment
  • Actively participate in school
  • Not disrupt the learning of others and make the most of our educational opportunities
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