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03 9466 1810

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thomastown.meadows.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

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13 - 21 Diplomat Drive
Thomastown, Vic, 3074

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Principal Welcome Letter

Welcome to Thomastown Meadows Primary School

My name is Fiona Rosa and I have been the Principal at Thomastown Meadows Primary since 2016. I have a comprehensive background in education and leadership and a genuine passion for providing the students of Thomastown Meadows Primary School with the best resources and environment in order for them to have a quality education.

Thomastown Meadows Primary School opened in 1980 and is located in a residential populated area. A high proportion of our students are from diverse backgrounds where English is not spoken at home. Thomastown Meadows Primary is a dynamic school promoting integrity, lifelong learning and the attainment of excellence. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education through the recognition of individual learning styles, effective communication, team work, continuous improvement and the development of a sense of belonging.

The core purpose of our school and our ongoing commitment is to ensure we provide our students with a safe and challenging environment that engages and stimulates them to become lifelong learners with the academic, social and personal skills needed to become productive members of a dynamic, global society.

The school values are: Honesty, Empathy & Respect which were launched with fidelity and commitment as a whole school community in 2018. These values are at the centre of all our expectations. The values are evident in all areas of the school. We have worked hard to change the culture of the school to ensure this. We utilise a Rights and Responsibilities approach to behaviour management supported by using various resources and by implementing the School Wide Positive Behaviours Framework. The units of work delivered each term have a consistent link to social, emotional and personal learning to ensure ongoing growth for each individual student and we encourage a positive growth mindset to ensure students see themselves as successful learners.  

I am committed to recruiting dedicated teachers who ensure learning is valued, thinking is encouraged and creativity and imagination fostered amongst our students. My staff are passionate and keen to share a love of learning with their students by providing a wealth of opportunities and challenges in their learning. The life of our students is enriched through an engaging range of developmental activities that include our specialist programs and various support programs.

Student wellbeing is fostered by strongly linking learning and wellbeing to create a positive school culture. Thomastown Meadows Primary School, in its commitment to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children, has a zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone involved with Thomastown Meadows is responsible for the care and protection of children and the reporting of child abuse and we are accredited in all the Child Safety Standards.

At Thomastown Meadows Primary School we take pride in our strong sense of community presence. Parents and staff share a common goal to develop in our students a sense of confidence, a desire for excellence and a sense of responsibility to help our students reach their potential. As a school we believe our students can be inspired to reach their goals when there is a strong partnership between home and school.

To develop a sense of belonging for the community we have a number of annual and bi annual whole school events. Parents participate in many facets of school life, including classroom support, camps, excursions, parent groups, fundraising and volunteer work. The School Council and Parents Association provide support and guidance for the school community and act with best intentions to guide continuous improvement for all at Thomastown Meadows Primary School.

No school can hope to be fully effective without a well developed community and team spirit. It is not equipment, programs or policies that make an effective school but rather the effectiveness of the people within the school. As the Principal, I am committed to ensure all parts of the school community work as a team and focus on increasing the educational opportunities for all students as they are scaffolded from Early Intervention through to Secondary School. The individuality of the students in our community are considered and supported.

As the Principal of Thomastown Meadows Primary School, I have a commitment to ensure that as a collective, we continue to prepare our young people for the future and its many changes and challenges. The students at Thomastown Meadows Primary School are able to be part of the global communications explosion by having access to technology through our whole school F6 1-1 iPad program. This program sets us apart from the other schools in our area.

If you wish to talk to me further about any areas related to our school, please contact me on the school details. I look forward to this opportunity.

Keep smiling

Fiona Rosa

Principal

 

Thomastown Meadows Primary School

 

PRINCIPAL