Where is TPPS located and how large is the student population?
The school is located at 399 Church Rd Templestowe and has a current enrolment of 465.
What are the school’s aims and priorities?
Templestowe Park aspires to develop the ‘whole child’ by planning and implementing a balanced curriculum. This means that there is a strong emphasis on not only Literacy and Numeracy, but also Science, The Arts, Physical Education and Technology.
What special activities are offered to cater for the special needs of Prep students?
Templestowe Park recognises how very important and exciting the first year of school is for all students (and parents, too!)
- Before the prep year starts, prospective preps are invited to take part in a transition program at the school which begins with sessions during term 4.
- In the first few days of the prep year, all preps are paired up with a Grade 5 student. This gives them a special friend to look out for them in the school ground, and someone to work with in various combined activities during grade prep.
- The prep students’ uniform includes an orange hat. All students know that when they see a child wearing an orange hat in the school ground, they are one of our youngest friends.
- Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) is another feature of our prep program. This weekly activity gives the preps an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that aid mental and physical development.