Urquhart Park Primary School
Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the Wadawurrung People, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we come to learn.
We thank them and their ancestors for looking after this land for thousands of years, and for their kindness and courage in sharing it with us in the present.
Our school’s vision is ‘Inspire, Inquire, Grow’
At Urquhart Park Primary School, we develop active, global citizens who have the confidence, empathy and resilience to make a positive difference in our world. We empower our students to be creative and critical thinkers, who collaborate with others. We engage in challenging, concept-driven, inquiry learning that promotes learner agency.
Urquhart Park Primary School offers a vibrant and engaging education to our students. Our school community has a shared goal of providing for all aspects of each child’s academic, social, physical and emotional development. We want our school to be a safe place, where our students feel that they are valued, a place where they can thrive.
At UPPS, our students are encouraged to appreciate the community around them and to see themselves as global citizens. In addition to acquiring knowledge, they are encouraged to respect and show compassion for others. Our students are fostered to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others. As an authorised International Baccalaureate World School, our curriculum is built upon 21st century thinking where all facets of education are connected and interwoven.
Our students are immersed in a learning culture strengthened by encouragement, positive relationships, and a challenging curriculum that inspires creative and critical thinking. Inquiry-based learning is blended with other trusted teaching approaches to ensure that children receive instruction in all learning areas that is tailored to meet their needs.
We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant school community, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about how our students benefit from the unique education that UPPS provides.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Urquhart Park Primary School aims to create rich learning environments that support students to grow as confident and capable learners. New buildings add to our capacity to provide 21st century teaching and learning, and include the integration of learning technologies.
As an Authorised World School of the International Baccalaureate, we are developing our Discovery Centre to provide opportunities for guided inquiry and curious exploration within the IB Primary Years Programme. Our classrooms are nurturing and inviting spaces that stimulate learning. Our curriculum reflects an inquiry learning approach that builds upon the students’ prior learning and past experiences. The teaching of literacy and numeracy is a core component of our curriculum, together with a strong focus on social and emotional growth.