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.
AMPS SCHOOL TOUR
PREP TRANSITION INFORMATION
Please download the Compass App and have your notifications turned on. This will be our main form of communication.
PREP TRANSITION 2021
SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT LOCKDOWN GUIDELINES
Families of enrolled students (prep 2021) will be notified about a future communication with the school. This will be via WEBEX and a Question and Answer session
AMPS UPDATE Term 4 No. 3
Monday 12th October 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome Back: It has been a long time since we have seen most of our students back at school. I am sure that students and parents are extremely glad to get back into the routine of school once again.
DET Guidelines: Parents are reminded that the school gates will be open and supervised from 8:45am – 9:10am each morning. Parents and students are not to come through the car park gate to enter the school unless they need to go to the office for business. Gates will re-open at 3:00pm – 3:30pm for end of day dismissal.
Starting and Finishing Times: This week we will be staggering the start for Prep students up until 9:10am. Prep students and their siblings will be finishing at 3:00pm this week. We will monitor these start and finishing times and I will inform you of any changes for next week.
Road Safety: Over many years I have been reminding families about the need to be safe when walking and travelling to school as well as crossing roads when getting out of and into family cars. We have been extremely lucky that we have not had any accidents. Unfortunately this morning at drop off time one of our Grade 1 students ran out behind his parent’s car and was struck by another car. He is extremely lucky that he has not suffered any serious injury. This is extremely distressing for everyone in the school community. Please make sure that your child is following your instructions when getting out of the car and crossing the road.
One Way Streets: Parents are reminded that Nicholson Street and Orville Street are one way streets between 8:00 – 9:30am and 2:30 – 4:00pm every school day. This is one of the ways that Hobsons Bay Council has been able to make the drop off and pick up times safer for our students. Please make sure that you do follow these one way signs as displayed.
School Hats: It is the beginning of Term 4 and our Sun Smart policy states that all students must wear a school hat during outdoor activities, recess and lunch breaks. Hats are available from the office each morning and afternoon. We will be starting to enforce these guidelines from tomorrow.
2021 Prep Transition: Prep transition sessions have been cancelled due to current lockdown guidelines. Families of enrolled students (prep 2021) will be notified shortly about a future communication with the school. This will be via Webex and a question and answer session.