Our School - Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Ripponlea Primary School.

Our vision is for the children of Ripponlea to be global and creative thinkers, who are empowered with the skills and empathy to engage with an ever-changing world.  They care, they create, they connect.

Ripponlea Primary School is a family-friendly school, with a strong sense of community, connection and belonging. We are privileged to enjoy high student achievement, well-behaved and focused students, strong teaching teams, and dedicated and enthusiastic parents.

Our parents have high expectations of the school’s academic provision and our committed teachers, support staff and supportive school community work together to facilitate high quality learning opportunities.

As learning and teaching paradigms are being rapidly reshaped by changing technology and global events, students at Ripponlea are being educated to confront their challenges with confidence, optimism, resilience and integrity. Classroom programs, along with Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and LOTE (Italian) specialist programs, offer students an education that prepares them well to transition seamlessly into Year 7 and beyond. The school's broad based Arts program is recognised as a particular feature, with opportunities provided for students to participate in visual arts, music, drama, media arts, instrument tuition, choir, band and the school concert.

Ripponlea Primary School places much emphasis on building a strong home-school partnership and there are many opportunities for parents to become involved in school life. Research has shown that students of volunteer parents have a heightened sense of school engagement and at Ripponlea, parental involvement is welcomed on your terms, determined by individual availability, interests and skills.

I invite you to explore our website further and discover how Ripponlea Primary School cares, creates and connects.
I warmly welcome you to join us for a school tour, you’ll see our exceptional teachers working in our flexible learning spaces and our inspired students.  School tours can be booked online (click the ‘Book a Tour’ button on the school website home page) or to arrange a time that suits you call the school office on 03 9527 5728.

ANDREW COCK
Principal