Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parents,

Welcome to St.Carlo Borromeo’s Primary School. I hope you find our website to be informative and provide a snapshot of our school.

Principal’s Welcome

With the motto “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” we promote and foster openness, risk taking and trust as we open our hearts and minds to an education for all. Our school vision is focussed on a commitment to learning and teaching for the 21st century as we prepare our learners to participate in the ever changing society. St. Carlo Borromeo Primary School, Greenvale, is a vibrant Catholic community, committed to providing an innovate, authentic and contemporary education for the children in our care. We at St. Carlo’s provide access to a wide range of educational opportunities for our students. We develop and challenge each child to discover a love of learning and to enable them to succeed and reach their full potential in a friendly, safe and engaging learning environment. The teaching staff at our school is dedicated and highly committed to ongoing professional learning where we keep abreast of the latest educational initiatives. This allows us to match learning styles to meet the needs of individuals and improve overall student performance. We have a strong sense of Catholic identity where we value spirituality, building and maintaining a community where we nurture and live out the Gospel values.

We encourage parents to be actively engaged in their children’s learning as we promote strong home/school partnerships. St. Carlo Borromeo Primary School conducts a variety of training workshops for parents to attend throughout the year as professional learning so that they develop skills and expertise to help out in classrooms or on excursions. We invite parents to be involved in classroom activities where they share their talents and skills in any area of interest appropriate to the learning needs at hand. Parents have an opportunity to provide a genuine contribution to the life of the school along with the school’s leadership team through such groups as the School Advisory Board and Parents and Friends.

St. Carlo Borromeo believes in strengthening its work in the area of Social Justice as all year levels participate in various social justice projects throughout the year. Students are encouraged to respect the rights and property of individuals. We foster self-discipline and social responsibility and it is through initiatives such as the Student Leadership Program, students are given the opportunity to develop leadership and social responsibility. Respect and tolerance towards others is expected for the wellbeing of all and so that every student grows academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

In recent times our school has increased the technology to keep up to date with current and contemporary resources that have been designed to meet the needs of our students as they engage in a very highly technical and electronic world.

In doing this St. Carlo Borromeo School provides:

 Excellent literacy programs, including intervention or extension for special needs
 Sequential and well resourced maths programs
An integrated curriculum with inquiry based learning
A performing arts program with opportunities to perform in concerts and festivals
A visual arts show
 Student wellbeing and pastoral care process based on Restorative Practice
Access to the G.A.T.E.ways program for gifted and talented students
Excellent sporting facilities
Developmental physical education program including inter-school sport
Outdoor education including camps
Gymnastic program
Well-equipped spacious playground
A well resourced library
LOTE-Italian lessons
School Counsellor
Before and After school program

With being a student-centred school, much will be gained by exploring our school website as it reveals who we really are at St. Carlo Borromeo, Greenvale.

Kevin Gleeson

Principal