about us
principal's welcome

The school philosophy reflects a developmental, child centred approach that is anchored in the personal interests of the child.

Stockdale Road Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making.  We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Stockdale Road Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

At Stockdale Road Primary School we endeavour to create a nurturing, caring learning environment for all students. We embrace the key concepts of Developmental Theory and Australian Curriculum. We believe that not all children are ready to learn the same thing at the same time in the same way.

We aim to create an environment that recognises the unique stages of development and provides appropriate experiences, engages children in relevant and meaningful learning. This is supported by a seamless approach to delivering curriculum, linking literacy and numeracy to all learning, promoting the social and emotional development of each child, and providing an environment that reflects the children's needs, interests, ideas and strengths, promotes the sense of individual choice and belonging. We believe this will cement our aim to develop ‘life long learners’ by developing self-regulating, respectful and motivated individuals. There is a strong partnership between parents and staff, with a high level of parent participation on school council, as classroom helpers, assisting in the facilitation of personalised learning.



We offer our 520 students an attractive, safe and stimulating environment that has undergone extensive refurbishments, largely supported by parent fundraising, to create an innovative educational environment. Stockdale Road Primary School strives to offer Personalised Learning through context driven enquiry. The school's philosophy reflects a developmental, child centred approach that is anchored in the personal interests of the child.

Literacy and Numeracy are our key foci. We also place high importance on other areas of the curriculum such as The Arts, Physical Education and Science, providing trained specialists in these areas.

Highest quality teaching is also seen as critical component of our school, to ensure effective learning. We are committed to our teachers undertaking continuous professional learning to enhance their skills and that they plan and work together in professional learning teams to ensure both consistency of approach and expectations.

We employ Kathy Walker and her associates to support and mentor our staff in all aspects of implementing developmentally appropriate practice that assists us in differentiating the learning for our students.

At Stockdale Road Primary School there is a consistent approach to student behaviour and management, which fosters a climate where personal responsibility and self-discipline are developed.

Our school receives wonderful feedback from its community members about our ‘family friendly feel‘ and we have many visitors to the school, such as other school teams visiting to view our teaching and learning practices and learning environments. Increasing enrolments over the last five years also supports this feedback.

Julie Curtis



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term dates 2018

Term 1 30th January - 29th March
Term 2 16th April - 29th June
Term 3 16th July - 21st September
Term 4 8th October - 21st December


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school bell times

During recess and lunch, there are always teachers outside on yard duty and a staff member supervises bus duty both before and after school. The children are able to enjoy a chat or report any problems they may be having in the yard.

8:45am Yard supervision / Children may enter classrooms
9:00am Start of first session
11:00am Morning recess
11:30am Start of second session
1:30pm Lunch recess
2:20pm Start of third session
3:30pm Dismissal
3:45pm     End of yard supervision


End of Term: Children are dismissed at 2:30pm on the last day of each term and 1:30pm on the last school day each year.