Welcome to Altona Meadows Primary School
Altona Meadows Primary School is a Government primary school situated 17 km south-west from Melbourne, with approximately 375 students.
AMPS for many years has provided quality, student-centered education that enables students to thrive in their learning, being and living. It provides an inclusive and differentiated curriculum to cater for all children, including those with a wide range of special needs. Specialist teachers include; Music, Library, Physical Education, Art, Reading Recovery and Indonesian.
Programs important to AMPS are; Early Years & Middle Years programs, Literacy and Numeracy extension and support, PMP, Swimming & Camp, Breakfast and Fruit Clubs, Walking Club, a Social Skills program, Inter-school sports, SRC and Hobsons Bay Junior Council, Homework Help, Recorder, Guitar, Ukulele, Parent Helpers' training, P-6 Buddies, and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
Parent and community participation is also greatly valued and appreciated.
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PREP TRANSITION INFORMATION
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AMPS UPDATE No. 10
Tuesday 8th September 2020
I hope everyone continues to work their way through the current lockdown period and the extended period ahead. The latest news I have in regards to school in Term 4 is as follows:
The Victorian Government has released its plan for easing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. It includes the following decisions about school operations.
All schools will continue to provide remote and flexible learning for the remainder of Term 3, except specialist schools in rural and regional Victoria, consistent with current settings.
These changes remain subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer:
5 – 9 October (first week of Term 4)
Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students, except in specialist schools in rural and regional Victoria.
On-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students will continue to be provided consistent with existing guidelines.
From 12 October
Schools in metropolitan Melbourne
Students in Prep to Grade 2 return to full-time on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for these year levels.
Students in specialist schools return to full-time on-site schooling. Schools can offer learning materials for students who continue to learn from home.
Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Grade 3 to Year 10, other than for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students.
Date subject to health advice
All students from Grade 3 to Year 10 in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning. A date for the return of these year levels to face-to-face learning will be subject to further health advice.
During the staged return, outside school hours care will be available to students attending for on-site supervision and progressively for the relevant year levels returning to on-site learning.
Vacation care may operate during the school holidays but only for students who are eligible for on-site supervision at school in Term 3.
Planning Week for Teachers: Next week teachers will be having a day where they will be meeting together to begin planning the curriculum for Term 4. The planning days are listed below. We would like all students to have a screen free day on the day their teachers are planning. There will be no work set for students. Teachers will not be available for Webex meetings during the day.
Monday 14th September: Prep and Grade 1-2 Teachers
Tuesday 15th September: Grade 5-6 Teachers
Wednesday 16th September: Grade 3-4 Teachers
Please feel free to contact me about any concerns that you may have.
School Photos: We are still hopeful of having school photos this year. Covid school restrictions has seen that date change several times, we are working with the company on a possible date for term 4. We will let you know as soon as we can.
Grade 5 & 6 Camp: Unfortunately, in light of the current announcements around Grades 5 and 6 returning to school along with the restrictions on travel, the school has taken the decision to not proceed with camp this year.
Library News: The school library has signed up to Story Box Library, an online reading room rich with Australian stories, diverse storytellers, detailed classroom notes and short films - giving students valuable insights into the process of storytelling.
You can access the library here: https://www.storyboxlibrary.com.au/login
Log In Details
Viewer Username: Libraryamps
Viewer Password: amps2020
Emily Vuksic, Librarian
2021 Prep enrolments: We are currently taking enrolments for prep 2021. You are welcome to pick up an enrolment pack from the school office or you are able to download one from our website. www.amps.vic.edu.au
2021 Kinda enrolments: Have you enrolled your child for kindergarten next year? It is time!
ALTONA MEADOWS KINDERGARTEN is a community run kindergarten in Powlett Street, Altona Meadows and we currently have vacancies for 2021.
**If you have a current health care card/pension card you do not pay kindergarten fees due the fee Subsidy**
We are also taking expressions of interest for 3yo Kindergarten in 2021.
Please call 93693346 Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays or email email@example.com if you are interested.