River Gum’s motto ‘Together we can for every child, every day, in every classroom’ highlights a student focused culture of 21st Century learning. Our school is located in Hampton Park, a suburb in Melbourne’s south-eastern growth corridor approximately 10 kilometres from Dandenong. The school caters for a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
At River Gum Primary School, students own their own learning and our teachers use their pedagogical knowledge to personalise learning. We value community relationships and reflection. Our core business is to improve student learning outcomes with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Students at River Gum use “rich tasks” and “open ended investigations” to provide developmentally appropriate learning activities that value and respect the individuality and the different learning styles of each child.
Our Arts program located in the River Gum Performing Arts Centre and Digital Technologies program shape the kind of inspiring learning our students’ experience. The Arts and Digital Technologies programs utilise multi-literacies and captivate our young learners in communicating their thoughts and interests; it develops critical literacy skills and makes learning relevant.
In our school we develop partnerships for learning between the community, school and staff. We have a sport complex comprising of a gymnasium, running track, sporting oval and a community playground funded by the City of Casey. Our School Council recognises community partnerships for learning with our Community Liaison Group.
The teaching and learning environment is supportive and productive through building positive relationships through knowing each student. Our school community is both friendly and welcoming.
As the Principal at River Gum Primary School, I am proud of our school community and its commitment to providing high quality learning approaches for our students. When considering options for your child’s schooling, I encourage you to make an appointment to visit our school and see our fantastic learning programs we offer for our students.
So please come along to see our vision for learning in action!
Contact the general office to organise a personal tour with our executive leadership team and our student leaders.
Roma McKinnon Principal
Term 1 | 30 January* – 31 March
Term 2 | 18 April – 30 June
Term 3 | 17 July – 22 September
Term 4 | 9 October – 22 December
* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.
Bag Bell | 8:30am
Sessions 1 and 2 | 8:45am to 10:30am
Recess | 10:30am to 11:00am
Sessions 3 and 4 | 11:00am to 12:55pm
Lunch | 12:55pm to 1:35pm
Sessions 5 and 6 | 1:35pm to 3:15pm
Dismissal | 3:15 pm