San Remo Primary School is a community minded school that offers a high quality education for all students. At the beginning of 2020 we have also joined the Respectful Relationships school as a partner school with Cowes Primary as the lead school. There are no buses used at the school which means that parents drop off and pick up children from school each day, creating the opportunity for social interaction and strong parent involvement. There are also many children who ride/walk to school.
We are a well maintained school and whilst older than other schools in the area, meet the needs of our learning community. We are extremely well resourced with interactive televisions in every classroom, computers in each classroom as well as desktop and notebooks for the children to use. Our grounds are well maintained with native and bird attracting plants a feature.
We are fortunate to share the San Remo Recreation Centre that is adjacent to our school and have unlimited use of this facility. Assemblies, Physical Education classes, special theme days, performing and visual arts program all utilise this venue. Whilst we cater to all curriculum areas, including specialist subjects of Japanese, Physical Education, Art, Music and MARC Van, we also offer extra curricula activities such as grades 3-6 sport, bike education, swimming, a camp program from grade 3 to grade 6 and strong transition programs for both kindergarten and grade 6 students as well as between grade 1 to 5.
Our staff structure combines experienced and graduate teachers who are all passionate about teaching and learning and continue to develop their knowledge through targeted professional development. All staff work together in weekly staff meetings with a focus on teaching and learning as well as having weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings P/1/2 and 3/4/5/6. Our caring, professional staff, value all children and are dedicated to providing an excellent curriculum with high expectations and results. In 2021, we have an enrolment of 156 with 7 grades operating.
Student wellbeing is a priority at San Remo Primary with teachers sharing responsibility for all. We also have a school Counsellor who works with children 1:1, in small groups and in classes depending on the needs of our students. We believe that all children can and will learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.
San Remo Primary School is a coastal community school which embraces the unique opportunities that the local environment has to offer. We value and respect individuality and instil in each child a sense of their worth. We nurture social, emotional and intellectual development in a caring and inclusive environment. Students are immersed in a rich, comprehensive curriculum which is designed to equip them with literacy, numeracy and life skills. We have a strong environmental focus, with recycling of paper, green waste, soft plastics and teracycle active within our school. We also have partnerships with Phillip Island Nature Parks with a focus on environmental issues fundamental to our unique area.
San Remo Primary School has a very successful Before and After School Hours Care Program which is run by the San Remo Primary School Council. It runs a variety of activities including craft, cooking, fine motor skills and also physical activities. It offers a high standard of care, in an extremely well appointed setting and is much loved by the families that attend.
School Council is proactive and the parent community is highly supportive of educational programs, fundraising and community events.