Mornington Primary School has a proud history of serving the Mornington Community for 135 years. Whilst our history is important to us, we continue to look to the future by providing our students with a broad range of opportunities to reach their full potential.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, authorised to teach the Primary Years Program (PYP), we encourage our students to become more ‘internationally minded’ in the knowledge 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’ and the ‘attitudes’ of the PYP encapsulate these and form the basis from which students in each class collaborate to develop a ‘class vision’ and an ‘essential agreement’ that reflect a positive learning culture for our school. 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 and challenges students to understand how the world works and consider the important issues we face.
Our school vision: ‘Inspiring a passion for learning and personal excellence, whilst preparing students to become globally responsible citizens,’ reflects our belief 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.
Our teaching philosophy continues to reflect a more inquiry-based approach to learning through developing conceptual understandings in all areas of the curriculum. Through teaching the inquiry methodology, our students will be better equipped to increasingly plan and self-manage their own learning.
Students have opportunities in the areas of sports, visual arts, performing arts, ICT and French language & culture. Involvement in choir, instrumental music, singing tuition, RACV Energy Breakthrough, school production and clubs further broadens opportunities for our students. Our student leadership program encourages students to reflect on, and develop, the qualities of good leadership and effective citizenship.
With a clear purpose and a culture of continuous improvement, our school provides a comprehensive education for all our students.