About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Harrisfield Primary School is in Noble Park in the City of Greater Dandenong. Although the school has natural catchment boundaries of Princes Highway, Chandler Road, Corrigan Road and the railway line, many families travel considerable distances to bring their children to Harrisfield. The school is a dynamic and vibrant learning community where effort is valued and students are supported to achieve in a warm and nurturing environment. The rich multicultural nature of our community makes Harrisfield an exciting place for both students and teachers. The physical structure of our school buildings supports a collaborative, team based approach to teaching and learning for which we have been recognized both nationally and internationally.

The traditional African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” epitomises Harrisfield Primary School. We ensure that all students are supported in their learning by employing only the best staff, maintaining extremely favourable teacher to student ratios for reading, writing and mathematics and ensuring staff have the skills to provide explicit, focused and targeted differentiated teaching to meet the needs of all the students they teach. By utilising every centimetre of our collaborative learning spaces and maintaining low staff/student ratios we create an extremely safe and secure learning spaces where students’ emotional wellbeing is easily monitored.

The school’s strength is its emphasis on the individual. Each child is known personally by both staff and fellow students. This creates a friendly and caring environment that fosters self-esteem and social and academic confidence. Harrisfield Primary School believes that children are most likely to realise their potential within a happy and secure learning environment that values their contributions.

We actively encourage student leadership, responsibility and appreciation of diversity. We aim to develop students who are confident, competent, articulate and resilient individuals. Through their active involvement in school life our students are inspired and motivated to achieve their best and make a meaningful and positive contribution to society, both during their time at school and beyond.

Enrolments

To enrol your child at Harrisfield Primary School, please contact the School Office to arrange an appointment with the Principal.

During your appointment the Principal will answer any questions you may have, conduct a tour of the school and complete a student enrolment form and other paperwork.

Please ensure you have your child’s birth certificate or passport as well as their current immunisation papers when making your appointment.

Statement of Values

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