Tel. (03) 5943 2315  |  Fax. (03) 5943 1078  |  officer.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au |  Tivendale Road, Officer, 3809

PRINCIPALS MESSAGE.

Welcome to our school website.  For those who are part of our school community I trust you will find the information you seek.  If you are a new visitor I hope you will enjoy exploring the website to learn about our school and invite you to make contact if you would like to visit us personally for a school tour.

Officer Primary School is very proud of its more than 130 years of history as the key provider of primary schooling in the area and the strong links it has built with Officer families.  As an older school we are blessed with attractive grounds, enhanced by a number of stately mature oak trees that provide shade and protection from the summer sun.  There are numerous areas for students to play, learn and relax.  The more traditional layout of our classrooms provide families with an alternative to the busy open learning environments offered at the more modern local schools.

Our school motto Learn to Live, Live to Learn is strongly reflected through our daily practice in teaching and learning.  We recognise that for students to become engaged learners, the learning environment needs to value and build upon individual strengths and provide support for individual needs.  Our teaching and education support staff work hard to enhance the learning outcomes for all students in literacy and numeracy, through explicit teaching and differentiated learning tasks.

The academic program is complemented by a range of extra curricula programs that provide opportunities for students to explore and develop their strengths and interests.  Some of these include school camps and excursions programs, instrumental music lessons, sporting clinics, inter school sports, athletics, Cross Country, Hooptime, leadership programs and State Schools Spectacular.

A very active and friendly Parents and Friends Group welcome the involvement of new members and provide the opportunity for new parents to connect with others in the community. Parents can also choose to be involved in volunteering to help with school activities such as sports, Breakfast Club, excursions and supporting in the classrooms.

We are very proud of our school, its history and traditions, and would warmly welcome your consideration of our school as a choice for your child.