About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Le Page Primary School.

Leadership is the umbrella term to encompass the many character traits and basic life competencies that parents, business leaders, and educators are voicing as the desired skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. Leadership is a concept we don’t normally consider when thinking of young children. However, young children are very capable of learning leadership skills and using them at home and at school. By developing well-rounded children who know their strengths, we help them to unleash their potential to lead their own lives and to influence others.

Through the use of the 7 Habits, students begin to realise that they have control over much of what happens in their lives and can be true leaders. Their choices can affect their day, their relationships, and their future. The 7 Habits empowers even young students to stop and think about their choices and the different outcomes that may come with those choices. Based on timeless principles, the 7 Habits become the “hands-on” tools students can rely on while on their journey to becoming leaders – of themselves and of others.

When you visit us, you will see, hear and feel the difference we are making in the lives of our students.

George Danson
Principal

School Profile

Established in 1995, Le Page is an attractive school on a vast property comprising green fields, adventure playgrounds and ball courts. Adjacent to the school is a football oval, netball courts and parkland. Located in Argus Street, Le Page is the hub of extra-curricular and sporting activities in Cheltenham. Weeknights and weekends are a buzz with several associations coming together for sporting competitions. Our school grounds and facilities are open for local residents to enjoy out of school hours. The hall hosts martial arts, yoga and other community group activities, whilst the music room provides a base for our local and talented orchestra. The evening Spanish program caters for students of Spanish Nationals. The Born to Soar Gifted and Talented program attracts students from across the South Eastern suburbs.

Le Page is also the home of the Gould League, an environmental education group. A section of the main building boasts environmentally themed rooms and exploration spaces where students learn about sustainability and recycling.

In 2016, newly appointed principal George Danson came with a new vision and mission. The school was relaunched and instantly captured the interest of local families. Le Page Primary has begun a new and exciting journey. A small school, with a country-school feel, is destined for statewide recognition, as it works collaboratively with Parktone Primary School in creating Kingston’s first Community of Practice model. With a new and inspirational leader, and a new dynamic staff, it is projected Le Page Primary School will experience exponential growth and lead the way in educational excellence.

Community of Practice

Community of PracticeSchools helping each other to improve is a powerful and sustainable approach to school improvement. The best education systems in the world are highly networked. These successful education systems have principals who are well-connected to their peers through active partnerships or learning networks of schools. These learning networks are known as ‘Communities of Practice’.

Collaboration between schools can improve both schools’ performances more quickly than the national average. Evidence from the OECD, the World Bank and further research tells us the best performing education systems are those in which the foundations for collaboration are well established – school autonomy is high, but accountability is also rigorous. Successful networks have a compelling commitment to improving outcomes for all students, transparent results and practice, regular reciprocal reviews of members’ performance, and continuously challenging each other to do better.

The staff at Le Page and Parktone Primary Schools:

  • participate in weekly planning and professional development programs
  • share a relevant and rigorous curriculum
  • practice the same highly effective pedagogies
  • follow an explicit and comprehensive assessment and reporting schedule

Collaboration is the way forward for our schools. The sharing of effort, knowledge and resources in the pursuit of shared goals plays a central role in the achievement of student learning outcomes and reducing inequality across educational systems.Le Page and Parktone Primary Schools are the first in the City of Kingston to develop a Community of Practice model.

Staff

Principal:
George Danson

Business Manager:
Heather Gillott

P2H:
Rachel Hill

36B:
Jarrod Bradley

Visual Arts:
Dani Odri

Performing Arts:
Nicole Lowe

Physical Education:
Peter McGettigan

Education Support:
Giancarlo Siclari

Education Support:
Kate Clipperton

Education Support:
Marnie Ruffin

Education Support:
Mersa Keskic

Grounds Manager:
Will Radas

Garden Maintenance:
Marriott Services

School Cleaning:
Bliss Services

Our Vision

There is a prosperous path for every child. Each journey is theirs to lead. There is a place, in which every child can shine.

Our Mission

Identify the talent, develop the confidence and create the leader.

Our 7 Habits

Be Proactive (I’m in charge)

Begin with the End in Mind (have a plan)

Put First Things First (work first then play)

Think Win-Win (everyone can win)

Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood (listen before you talk)

Synergise (together is better)

Sharpen the Saw (balance feels best)

Our Attitude

Gratitude: Be thankful for what we have.

Empathy: Practice random acts of kindness.

Mindfulness: Keep in the present moment.

 

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

Plans & Reports

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School Strategic Plan

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Annual Implementation Plan

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Annual Report

Child Safe Standards

As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by new Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, an entity to which the Child Safe Standards apply must have:

  1. strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  2. a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  3. a code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  4. screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  5. processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  6. strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  7. strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
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Child Safety Policy

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Student Code of Conduct

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