About Our School
Mickleham Primary School
At Mickleham Primary School we have a strong connection between the school, students and families and believe this is important to help students achieve.
As we are a growing community school with a current enrollment approaching 300. Mickleham Primary School prides itself on ensuring that all children have a sense of belonging. There are opportunities for all children to know each other and for parents to be closely associated with the school. We strive to create an environment in which all our students feel safe, happy and important.
We structure our classrooms and our programs so that the children experience success, so that they are actively encouraged and they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. At Mickleham Primary School, children belong to a community of learners and have every chance to achieve their personal best.
At Mickleham Primary our mission is to create a welcoming and safe school community where everyone is treated equally, and encouraged to learn and to achieve their full potential.
We have a RICH set of Values:
Respect – Valuing everyone and ourselves for who we are and treating all people and things the best way we can.
Independence – Always working hard, thinking for ourselves and having a go so that we can be the best learners possible.
Co-operation – Sharing and listening to each other and supporting each other with our learning and our school life.
Honesty – Being truthful and trustworthy, living our lives with all our values in mind.
To enable our children to reach their full potential and become well adjusted and productive members of society in the future we:
- Provide an environment that stimulates, nurtures, challenges and encourages every individual student.
- Foster an environment of tolerance and compassion where all students feel safe
- Provide an education that develops literate, numerate and articulate students who recognise and accept their strengths and weaknesses
- Develop students as independent learners who willingly use the thinking skills necessary to solve problems
- Celebrate all achievements
Our school motto is as important as our values. We believe that if our children feel comfortable, relaxed, happy and safe at school then they will be more likely to succeed with their learning.
To achieve this our students and their families need to feel that:
- Other children and the staff know them and accept them
- Others will help them if needed
- They are an important part of the school
We value and strive for a strong connection between families, students and the school. We believe that if the children feel a part of the school community then they are more likely to achieve successfully at school.
At Mickleham Primary School we are developing and implementing School Wide Positive Behaviour Support within our school. This operates on the premise that as well as being learners of Literacy and Numeracy, children are also learners of behaviour. Under this model, it is the role of the teachers and school community to explicitly teach children appropriate behaviours and to set explicit behaviour expectations.
To recognise the positive choices made by students we employ a wide variety of recognition and reward strategies (both intrinsic and extrinsic). Please read the Handbook to find out more.
The first school in Mickleham was the Wesleyan School No. 423, a denominational school opened on the 1st April, 1855, with an enrolment of 48 children – 22 boys and 26 girls.
The site of this first school was in what is now known as Mt. Ridley Road, about 2 kilometres east of Mickleham Road. Classes were held in this church building until it was replaced by the present bluestone building – School number 1051 – in 1871.
In February 1870 the Board of Education agreed to a new school building. The building was to be erected on land purchased from Mr. William Saunders of Riseborough Park, using money raised by public donation. The school, made of locally quarried bluestone, was completed in July 1871, with half the money to complete the school coming from local contributors. In 1883 a teacher’s residence was approved and a weatherboard house was completed in 1884.
The school was closed from June 1951 until February 1953 – not through lack of pupils, but through a decision made by the Education Department when a replacement could not be found for the Head Teacher who was to take his long-service leave.
Today there are approximately 300 students in thirteen classrooms, and the school that began as a small community church school in 1855 remains the only small school in the area and the sense of community and belonging remains as important today as it was then.
Mickleham Primary School welcomes all new enrolments within the Mickleham area.
If you are interested in a small school that provides a high quality education with a country feel please come and visit. To organise a tour or talk about what we offer please ring 9745 2250.
Term Dates 2019
Term 1 | Thursday 31st January
(Preps start Monday 4th February 9:30) – Friday 5th April
Term 2 | Monday 23 April – Friday 28 June
Term 3 | Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September
Term 4 | Monday 7 October – Friday 20 December
• Teachers begin 29th January
Classes and Teachers
Principal – Susan Crispe
Assistant Principal- Emma Fuller
Prep O – Tania Overall – PLC Leader
Prep L – Tania Lancuba – Unit Leader
Prep S – Sara Stokell
1C – Josh Cilia –
1G – Georgia Canterbury
1/2J – Kylie Jeffs – Unit Leader
2C – Jess Cocking – PLC Leader
2D – April Davine – Learning Specialist
3/4P – Jarrod Petersen
3/4S – Viktoria Sen – Unit Leader
4/5D – Erin Donnelly
5/6H – James Highgate – PLC Leader
5/6H – Danielle Schroeders – Learning Specialist
Science – Sue Dowey
Art – Narelle Wright
Drama – Helen Gormlie
Indonesian – Anna Haintz
Physical Education – Luke Palanechka
Checked cotton dress – blue and white check
Long pants, including tracksuit pants, gabardine or cotton drill pants (unisex) – plain navy (No denim, or colour printing)
Shorts, skirts or skorts – navy (No netball skirts or sports skirts)
Polo shirts – navy / red/ white (optional logo)
Windcheater – navy / red (compulsory logo)
Bomber jacket (compulsory logo)
School raincoat – navy (optional)
School slouch hat or bucket hat (wide brimmed style) – navy
Flat shoes (solid durable type) must be completely enclosed, no fixed colour
School Beanies – optional during winter
Long sleeve skivvies or polo shirts – navy / red / white only (optional logo)
Tights or plain leggings under the school dress – navy (or black if navy unavailable – no coloured markings or printing)
Jewellery (for safety reasons the following are the only acceptable jewellery):
Earrings – sleepers or studs that do not hang down
Watches, chains, necklaces etc – worn under the shirt
Bracelets – close fitting
A complete version can be downloaded here
At Mickleham Primary we have large grounds and children play together in all areas of the school. Our grounds include:
- A large oval with football goals
- Soccer pitch
- A large play equipment area with interesting and enjoyable equipment for students from Prep to Grade Six
- An asphalt play area
- A quiet play area where students can participate in quiet play activities free from running children and balls
- An undercover rubberised play area
We also have two sandpits, ample down ball areas and a friendship seat