On behalf of the Mornington Primary School Community, I extend a warm welcome to you. Mornington Primary School has a proud history of serving the Mornington Community for over130 years. Whilst our history is important to us, so is our future. Our school vision is focused on preparing our students for their future by providing them with a broad range of opportunities to reach their full potential. As well as the core areas of literacy and numeracy, our students have opportunities in the areas of sports, visual arts, performing arts and ICT. Our student leadership program encourages students to reflect on, and develop, the qualities of good leadership and effective citizenship. We believe that by instilling the appropriate values, promoting the development of positive qualities and providing opportunities to develop the required skills, our children will be well placed to thrive and meet the challenges of life. We encourage our students to make a positive contribution to their school, families, communities and environment, believing each of them has the potential to make the world a better place. An important initiative of the school has been the decision to pursue authorisation as an International Baccalaureate World School, through the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This will be achieved before the end of 2012. This is a major contributing factor to the school’s clear sense of purpose and vision. The focus on promoting ‘international mindedness’ in our students and community, supports our belief that our future adults will need to thrive in a more globally-connected world, that requires a particular set of qualities, personal attributes and skills. The ‘learner profile’ of the PYP encapsulates these. Our students are encouraged to be reflective and personal development is an important aspect of our curriculum. This is particularly evident in our ‘programme of inquiry’ that encourages an inquiry approach to learning through a ‘concept-driven’ curriculum that challenges students to consider the important issues in our world. Our students are also the key stakeholders in our ‘Positive Classroom Culture’ program. Through this program, all students reflect on important values and the behaviours that demonstrate these. This process results in all classes developing a classroom vision that encourages a positive learning environment.
With a clear purpose and a culture of continuous improvement, our school provides a comprehensive education for all our students.
Silvio Vitale, Principal
Inspiring a passion for learning and personal excellence, whilst preparing students to become globally responsible citizens