About Somerville Rise Primary School
Somerville Rise Primary School
Somerville Rise Primary School situated a 10 minute drive from Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula, was first established in 1995 to meet the demands of an increasing population in what was formerly an orchard area. When the land was subdivided and housing established there was a need for a new primary school. The school commenced operation at the start of 1995 and was officially opened in August of that year. It soon grew to a school of over 600 students. Today the student population is approx 320 with an even spread of students across each grade level. Situated on the corner of Blacks Camp Rd and Graf Rd the school has plenty of open space for children to play as well as 3 adventure playgrounds and 4 hard-court areas.
The school borders the secondary college- Somerville SC and a newly developed wetlands reserve. Also close to our school (across the road) is Blacks Camp Pre School which has a close association with our school. At Somerville Rise Primary School we provide a comprehensive curriculum for all students from grades Prep to 6 following the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development DEECD curriculum guidelines – Victorian Essential Learning Standards – VELS. We have a strong focus on environmental education and we are a 5 star sustainable school. This requires our school to be proficient in and have curriculum links with waste management, water management, biodiversity and renewable energy. Our teaching staff are a hardworking group who provide a high standard of care and educational support for each child. We have specialist teachers in Physical Education, ICT, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. In addition our school has a Chaplain who assists with pastoral care. Your child’s class teacher is more than willing to discuss the individual needs of your child with you. You can contact your child’s teacher directly using their e mail address or via the school’s e mail or alternatively you can ring them at the school 03 5977 8500. Our school actively believes that your child’s education is a partnership between the school and the parent with links to the wider community. There are many opportunities for you as a parent to take an active role in your child’s education. Parents can become classroom helpers, assist with excursions or sport activities, nominate for school council or just support the school programs and activities. Contact your child’s class teacher for more information. This website is intended to provide information and support materials for all parents including parents who are yet to enrol at our school. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information about our fantastic school via e mail: email@example.com or phone 03 5977 8500. We warmly welcome you to Somerville Rise Primary School.
2017 Term Dates
Students in Grades 3-6 begin Term 1, 2017 on Wednesday 1st February and Prep-2 on Thursday 2nd February.
Prep children DO NOT attend school on WEDNESDAYS during February
Grade 1 & 2 Students do not attend the first TWO WEDNESDAYS during
2017 VICTORIAN TERM DATES
Term 1: 30 January to 31 March
Term 2: 18 April to 30 June
Term 3: 17 July to 22 September
Term 4: 9 October to 22 December
Children are dismissed at 2.30pm on the last day of each term
** There will be four student free days during 2017 these will be confirmed early
in the year. Parents will be given timely notice via Newsletter, flyer, website
and on our phone app.
Session & Bell Times
8.45am Yard duty bell
8.58am Line Up Bell
9.00am Start Class
10.40am Recess Eating
11.05am Yard duty changeover
11.18am Line Up Bell
11.20am Class Time
1.00pm Lunch Eating
1.10pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Yard duty changeover
1.48pm Line Up Bell
1.50pm Class Time
3.25pm Pack up bell
3.30pm Students dismissed
3.45pm Yard Duty Finished
Your child is considered late for school if arriving after 8.55am, you must sign your child in at the office and obtain a Late Pass if arriving after 8.55am. Late arrival to class causes major disruption to morning routines and can be unsettling for other students.
Student Enrolment Forms
Please ensure all forms in this section are signed and returned to the school office. Without these forms we are unable to complete your child’s enrolment. Thankyou