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.
Please download the Compass App and have your notifications turned on. This will be our main form of communication.
AMPS Update Number 1
Monday 13th July.
Welcome back to the start of Term 3 with an extended week of holidays for our students. You will have received a copy of the letter from DET earlier today. Below you will find more specific information related to our school.
Thank you to those parents who have been in touch with me via email. Please continue to contact me if you have any concerns.
Care and Supervision: Wednesday 15th July – Friday 17th July
This is a follow up to the letter I posted on Compass earlier today. We are working with Camp Australia to run a program on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You do need to fall into the following categories:
children of parents/carers who cannot make suitable arrangements to supervise children at home, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site
vulnerable students, including:
children in out-of-home-care
children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
children identified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service, mental health or other health service, and children with a disability).
Camp Australia will be running a full day program on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. To be able to attend this program you will need to do the following:
Be registered with Camp Australia (this can be completed by contacting Camp Australia on 1300 105 343)
Contact Camp Australia and register for this week’s program. There will be no cost for this program for this week only. There will be a maximum of 15 places in this program for students.
Only contact Camp Australia if you are going to use this program.
Parent Teacher Interviews:
These are scheduled for Wednesday 22nd July. Please make sure that you book a time on Compass for your interviews. All of our staff will be completing interviews via phone at the set times on Compass. If you get a call from a private number, make sure you answer the phone as it may be your child’s teacher calling to discuss the mid year report.
Ipads for students:
We will be loaning ipads to students again this term. Our technicians will be working hard to get these ready for students to borrow as soon as possible. Please click on the link below to access the Survey which will enable us to gather information about the needs of each family.
Access to School Work in Term 3:
We will be providing access to school work both via on line portals as well as a hard copy of the work which will be available from the school hall. We will provide more detail about this later in the week.