The Borough of Queenscliffe provides a range of educational opportunities in early and primary years, which give students the chance to develop the knowledge and skills needed to move confidently into secondary education. Children are able to learn and grow in a community-centred, resource-rich environment.
There are three local primary schools: Queenscliff Primary School, Point Lonsdale Primary School and St Aloysius Catholic Primary School.
Queenscliff Primary School's vision of ‘Learning for the Future’, and values of Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, Communication and Compassion, drive all teaching, learning and programs at the school. It is the shared belief of all staff that that every child, regardless of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, has access to and is provided with equal opportunities for educational, social and emotional success.
Staff at Queenscliff Primary School believe in providing rigorous learning opportunities in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Inquiry as well as offering a truly holistic learning program including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Digital Technologies, Values Education, Kitchen Garden and Japanese.
Students and teachers at Queenscliff Primary School are part of a family of learners where endless opportunities are present for all stakeholders. Prospective families are welcome to contact the school for a personal tour of the facilities and to meet the students and staff, become familiar with the unique programs on offer and gain insight into the exciting and aspirational vision for constant growth and school improvement at Queenscliff Primary School.
At St Aloysius Primary School our focus on sustainability recognises the interconnectedness and interdependence of life on our planet, and acknowledges that we are responsible for each other and the earth, our common home. As the Catholic school in the Borough, we understand that living and working in our environment develops in us an obligation to act in a way that ensures future generations can live sustainably on our planet Earth.
Set between Swan Bay and Port Phillip Heads, St Aloysius is situated in a pristine natural environment that allows for seamless interaction and excursions with a unique environmental focus. Outdoor Learning is an integral part of our teaching and learning program, given our spectacular location, and a significant focus has been placed on science and environmental science with a goal of instilling in our students a deep understanding of how our world works and building upon their natural dispositions of inquiry.
The learning environment of the school can best be described as calm and engaging, allowing students to learn both independently and collaboratively in an interactive and focussed manner. We actively encourage academic success and focus positively on social and emotional wellbeing as part of our ethos. There is a strong emphasis within the learning and teaching programme on developing a solid base in literacy and numeracy. We believe that Visual Arts, Performing Arts, including Music, Dance and Drama, and Italian contribute to building the whole child.
While being very proud of its history, the St Aloysius community is intent on providing the most contemporary and engaging learning and teaching programme for our students today and into the future. Being part of a Catholic Community, the St Aloysius students are guided by Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching so as to make a difference in our world both locally and globally. We encourage prospective families to come for a tour of our amazing school, meet the staff and students and immerse themselves in a culture of school improvement and innovative learning opportunities.