From the Principal’s Desk

On behalf of the Templestowe Valley staff and School Council members, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all parents and children – new, returning and prospective.  I am extremely proud and honoured to be the principal of such an exciting and thriving school community.

Templestowe Valley PS has a proud history; spanning 50 years (1969 – 2019), and an exciting future ahead of it.  Families can approach our school with the confidence that their children will be well cared for, challenged and celebrated.  Our Templestowe Valley values of values of:

Honesty Acceptance Responsibility Respect

underpin our educational philosophy of developmental and inquiry learning.  Our shared values and common language set out expectations for all within our school community.  These values underpin all that we do; of learning and living together, and provide the basis for our student Code of Conduct.   All children are offered an extensive curriculum program at TVPS and are expected and encouraged to make the most of all of the opportunities provided within and beyond the classroom.  The expression, “Be the best that you can be” is complemented by our school motto, “Aim High”.

The social and emotional domains are so important and remain the highest priority at Templestowe Valley. There is no worthier goal than wanting the children to be happy at school and have a real sense of pride and belonging in being a student at this great school.  This focus, along with community, relationships, team building and excellence through the achievement of personal bests, are the threads that will again bind us together throughout the year.

I hope that you and your children make the most of the wonderful opportunities that are available at TVPS.  At TVPS we celebrate a diversity of student achievements: academic, sporting, artistic or community based. However, it is how our students utilise their talents, and strive to improve themselves and others that is a true reflection of a great education. Let us celebrate, not only the children’s achievements, but also their efforts throughout the year.

Alison Rees

Principal