Our School and Its Community

 
The suburb of Norwood is a mixture of older homes, established 40 years ago, through to newly created sub-divisions. The older established areas of Norwood and Kings Meadows still provide the school with the major proportion of its enrolment.  Significant growth is possible as a result of the opening up and subdividing of rural land to the south of the suburb
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Many children walk or ride bikes to school. Our school is well served by regular bus services.
 
A strong sense of community exists within the school. The community is proud of the school and its reputation for achievement and citizenship. The School Association plays a critical role in the development of policy and directions. The Student Parliament ensures that the student voice is heard on all issues. Norwood has a close association with both Queechy High School and Kings Meadows High School.
 
Norwood Primary School caters for students from kindergarten to grade 6. In addition we provide programs that cater for students birth to 4 and seek opportunities to work in partnership with parents and carers to develop readiness for school. The size of Norwood makes it possible for every student to be acknowledged and valued and for individual needs to be catered for. A strong sense of community exists where students, staff and parents work together in the interests of continual school improvement. We aim to nurture individual talents and interests – not as an additional program, but through our everyday curriculum and philosophy.
 
Prior to enrolment families can access programs for 0-4 yeas olds which are facilitated by our kindergarten teachers.
 
Our enrolment typically fluctuates between 450-480 students.
 
Norwood was built in the mid 1960’s and quite recently has received funding through the Building the Education Revolution to upgrade our facilities and grounds. Our buildings are set on spacious grounds in a park like environment.
 
Norwood is an inclusive learning environment where parents, teachers and paraprofessionals share the purpose of ensuring children and students are:
  • Learning to relate, participate and care
  • Learning to live full, healthy lives
  • Learning to create purposeful futures
  • Learning to act ethically
  • Learning to learn
  • Learning to think, know and understand
We encourage excellence and celebrate achievements in a variety of ways.