About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Ruskin Park Primary School is a vibrant place where learning and relationships are at the centre of our school life.

I am proud to lead a passionate and dedicated staff who strive to ensure the social, emotional and intellectual development of our students is at the forefront. We believe students learn best when they have the confidence to embrace challenges in a safe and supportive learning environment.

In addition to a classroom program that is designed to engage and cater for the individual needs of our students, we have a rich specialist program that includes Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Japanese. Homework and gardening clubs are just some of the many extra-curricular opportunities available at Ruskin Park Primary School.

Positive relationships with the students and their families, based on trust, respect and support are important. The home-school connection is incredibly powerful and key to a child’s development. We encourage parents to become involved in their child’s educational journey and this is facilitated by an active parents and friends network.

We believe high expectations and a positive attitude toward learning in a friendly community promotes success today, tomorrow and into the future.

We encourage you to visit our school. For a tour, please make contact by telephoning us on 9723 3886 or emailing the school at ruskin.park.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Andrew Moore

Vision & Values

School Vision

Every student at Ruskin Park Primary School is encouraged to develop their natural curiosity and imagination through new and engaging approaches to teaching.

We believe a positive attitude toward learning in a friendly community promotes success today, tomorrow and into the future.

School Values

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Creativity
  • Building Friendships

Uniform

Boys Summer Uniform

Plain Black Shorts (no stripes/embellishments) to be worn with

Gold Short sleeve polo shirt with Logo

Purple Windcheater/Jacket with Logo or

Black Year 6 Jacket (year 6 only)

School Gold Sunhat with Logo (September to April)

Black or White Socks

Girls Summer Uniform

Ruskin Park summer school dress (Note: Leggings are not to be worn under the summer school dress), or

Plain Black Shorts/Skirt/Long Black Summer pants (no stripes/embellishments) to be worn with

Gold Short sleeve polo shirt with Logo

Purple Windcheater/Jacket with Logo OR

Black Year 6 Jacket (year 6 only)

School Gold Sunhat with Logo (September to April)

Black or White Socks

Hair ties and hair accessories need to be of a neutral colour or school uniform colours

Other Items

Art Smock
Wide Brimmed Sun Hats (September to April)
Library Book Bags
School Bag

Boys Winter Uniform

Long Black Pants (no stripes/embellishments) to be worn with

Gold Short/Long Sleeve polo shirt with Logo or

Gold Skivvy (note not available from uniform shop)

Purple Windcheater/Jacket with Logo or

Black Year 6 Jacket (year 6 only)

Black or White Socks

Girls Winter Uniform

Long Black Pants/Black School skirt (no stripes/embellishments) to be worn with

Gold Short/Long Sleeve polo shirt with Logo or

Gold Skivvy (note not available from uniform shop)

Purple Windcheater/Jacket with Logo OR

Black Year 6 Jacket (year 6 only)

Black tights/Black or White Socks dress (Note: Leggings are not to be worn )

Orders

Special jackets for students in Year 6 (ordered at the end of the previous year)
Ruskin Park Primary School Sports Tops ( Year 5 and 6 )

In special circumstances, an exemption may be granted by the Principal.

The dress code applies during school hours, on excursions, including sporting events and travelling to and from school.

If your child is not able to wear school uniform due to unforeseeable circumstances, please provide the classroom teacher with an explanation in the form of a written note.

Uniform Shop

School Uniforms may be purchased at the PSW Uniform Shop conveniently located in Lusher Road, Croydon.

Link | http://psw.com.au/

Check out the online ordering service.

8A/51 Lusher Road,
Croydon, Vic, 3136
Ph: 03 9725 4664
Monday to Friday : 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Canteen

The canteen will provide a lunch ordering service for children every Thursday. Maria Brown is the Canteen Manager and as a qualified chef, she aims to provide wholesome and healthy lunch options for all students. Our menu is inclusive of children who require gluten free or vegetarian meal options. Exact change with the brown bag orders is appreciated as change will not be provided. Parents can find the latest menu below. Parents interested in assisting in the canteen on a voluntary basis are asked to contact the school office on 9723 3886 and leave their contact details.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

Ruskin Park Primary School Combined OSHC Program is a community based Education and Care service managed by the school council.

Our program focuses on children’s play and leisure and is guided by the National Quality Standards for Education and Care Services and the National Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

We provide children with a variety of fun and engaging play and recreational activities in safe, supportive and relaxed environment. Children are presented with choices and challenges and are encouraged to develop life skills, independence and friendships.

Programs Provided

Before School Care
The Before School Care Program operates from 7.00 am to 8.45 am each weekday during school terms. A healthy breakfast is provided each morning as part of the program

After School Care
The After School Care Program operates from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm each weekday during school terms, except on the last day of term when care is available from 2.30 pm. A nutritious snack is provided at after school as part of the program.

End of term early dismissal, term one, two and three – 2.30pm to 6.30pm.

End of term early dismissal, term four – 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

Curriculum Day Care
All day Curriculum Day Programs operate from 7.00 am to 6.30 pm.

2017 Fees

  • Before School Care $12.00
  • After School Care $17.00
  • Curriculum Day (In house) $50.00
  • Curriculum Day (Excursion) $60.00

Handbook

Click below to download the OSHC program Family Handbook.

Lunchtime Clubs & Extra Curricular Activities

Garden Club

The garden club began with a dream of a vegetable patch for the children to potter about in and grow tasty treats. In 2010 and 2011 the dream was being realised, with wonderful results. 2012 was a dry patch for the club, with direction being lost…. until in 2013 two grade 2 girls decided they wanted to work in the garden as part of their inquiry unit, then one teacher and one parent offered to assist. Within 2 weeks there were 20 children busy watering, digging and drawing designs of what their hearts desired the patch to become.

Now, in 2015, the garden is still evolving with students and parents meandering about; tending the soil, turning compost, planting, watering, harvesting and sharing stories and ideas of different ways people spend time in their garden, of foods we enjoy, and how we can care for our environment in a sustainable way.

We now boast a wicking bed with strawberries and a hot compost system, which are terrific demonstrations of science and engineering principals working within the humble garden setting. We have had the privilege of learning about bees, and their significance to our environment, directly from an expert in the field. We are creating a magnificent Indigenous Habitat corner and Butterfly garden to increase the bio-diversity of our school, to provide a terrific outdoor learning space, and to passively problem solve the winter water pooling around the playground.

Garden club is run by parent volunteers, but is supported by the staff. It is open to all students at Ruskin Park Primary School, and although the focus is at the vegetable patch near the garden shed, other environmental interests are covered.

We have organised and implemented National School’s Tree Planting Day 3 years consecutively, with amazing participation from staff, students, and parents. This year, 2015, we planted 200 plants, with 7 classes, the senior environment and sustainability student teams, the garden club children, and over 60 parents.

Anyone is welcome to participate in Garden Club, we run from 1:30 – 3:00 each Thursday, but also with ‘special days’ such as Tree planting Day. Adults require a current Working With Children Check, but students are welcome to pop in at any time to say ‘Hi’. Gardening experience is not necessary, as we are all learning together.

For more information, please email the school at ruskin.park.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au