Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Ocean Road Primary School, a place where every child matters, each moment counts and everyone belongs.

Our team is committed to developing an inclusive and culturally responsive environment where everyone is supported, accepted, and empowered to thrive.

We achieve this through:

  • Building trusting relationships
  • High expectations of success by focusing on individual strengths
  • Best practice whole school programs
  • Collective teacher efficacy
  • Students, staff, and community agency
  • Responsive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment

Our core values of Kindness, Resilience, Responsibility and Respect; and our dedication to “Put Children First” underpins everything we do. The health and wellbeing of staff and students is paramount.

Our educators implement a whole school approach to research and evidence-based strategies, with a sharp focus on developing the whole child. This includes English, Mathematics, Growth Mindset, 21st Century Learning, Classroom Management, Instructional Strategies, Trauma Informed Practice and Mental Health and Wellbeing. This consistent approach, outlined in our Spirit, Knowledge and Skills Precis, ensures a smooth transition from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Our specialist programs include Science, Physical Education, Japanese, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Our staff engage in rigorous self-assessment processes that guides our school improvement planning. You will find our “Big Rocks” in our 2022-2024 Business Plan.

Our classrooms are vibrant student-centred environments where inquiry-based approaches are supported with explicit teaching. We call this our Blended Pedagogy. Our educators actively encourage children’s natural curiosity and love of learning both inside and outside the classroom. They take great care to support each child’s social and emotional growth and encourage them to apply their learning in a way that has a positive impact on the world.

Our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, expertise, and agency necessary to influence and excel in our ever changing world. Our students demonstrate our core values as they work together as a part of our Ocean Road Primary School community.

You will find that there is a distinctive Ocean Road Primary School language and way. We call it the “Ocean Road Vibe”. All members of our school community have a responsibility to contribute and maintain this culture.

We have built strong partnerships between the school and our community. Our School Board is deeply involved in ensuring that the school is addressing the needs of our students and community. Our P&C and volunteers provide outstanding support to our students and staff. Families and carers are actively encouraged to become partners in their children’s education.

I understand that choosing a school can be one of the most difficult decisions facing parents and carers and we are excited to support and guide you through every step of your journey.

Ocean Road Primary is an ORPSome place to be, and we can’t wait for your family to join us.

Dean Finlay